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Our Mission

Concordia Seminary exists to help congregations flourish in ministry. We serve church and world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders in the name of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since 1839, our number one job has been preparing pastors who can lead congregations in sharing God's love in Christ across a wide range of communities and sizes.

We have several different formation programs, resources for congregational leaders, and a doctoral program. In everything we do, we emphasize four core values:
  • Faithfulness to the Scriptures and Confessions
  • Servanthood to Christ and His Church
  • Responsiveness to the contemporary context of the world
  • Excellence in all our endeavors


Maximize your philanthropic goals

  • Make a difference in people's lives and always be remembered for your contribution
  • Benefit yourself, your family and Concordia Seminary with your planned gift
  • Help us fulfill our mission for many years and generations to come

About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

Estate Planning Guide

Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to send you our free Estate Planning Guide. This guide will provide you with helpful information to provide for your needs, your family's future and favorite causes.

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.