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    NOVEMBER 1: Choral Evensong, Brahms REQUIEM
    NOVEMBER 9-11: Seminary Discernment Retreat/Explore Trinity Day

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     God Calls You. The World Needs You. Trinity Prepares You.

    An institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University is committed to expanding its students' discernment of faith, responsibility to one another and purposeful impact. That's forming leaders for Christ's church at work in the world.

    Beyond the Books
    A theological seminary is more than an educational institution. It is also a community of Christians gathering in the name of Jesus to praise God and to be empowered for mission. A seminary education involves seeking the maximum possible involvement in the various dimensions of the entire experience: academics, common meals, worship, ministry in context, community life and special programs.


    Message from the Dean


    I BELIEVE THE HEART OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IS FORMING FAITHFUL, WISE AND COURAGEOUS LEADERS TO WITNESS TO THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST IN WORD AND ACTION.

    The church is called to be a servant-witness in the world. That requires leaders who are formed in faith, informed by knowledge, and experienced in practical application of their learning. As the world around us changes, church leaders need to be able to speak the Gospel in new ways to new audiences in new contexts.

    Whether you are a prospective student discerning a call to ministry or to further theological study, an alumnus or alumna eager to see your alma mater continue preparing strong leaders for the church’s work in the world, or a friend interested in supporting this mission with your financial gifts, we are grateful to be in relationship with you. In the words of hymn writer Richard Leach, ‘Come, join the dance of Trinity!’

    Dean Kleinhans
    The Rev. Kathryn A. Kleinhans, Ph.D.
    Dean
    Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University

    RIC LogoTrinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University has adopted an affirmation of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and is recognized as Reconciling in Christ (RIC).


    • Newly Endowed Chairs Strengthen the Seminary and the Church

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      With strong commitments to scholarship as it serves the mission of the church and the mission of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, two professors were honored at a celebration of investiture as holders of newly endowed chairs. The Rev. Dr. Cheryl M. Peterson, professor of Systematic Theology and associate dean for Academics at Seminary, is The Trinity Endowed Chair in Mission and Ministry. The Rev. Dr. Joy Schroeder, who teaches on both the Seminary and Capital University faculties, is the Trinity Endowed Chair in Lutheran Heritage....

    • Nelson W. Trout Lectures

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      Nelson W. Trout Lectures The Whole-y Work of Justice: Action, Not Re-action NELSON W. TROUT LECTURES IN PREACHING The Trout Lectures honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Nelson W. Trout (1920-1996). He was a Trinity Lutheran Seminary alumnus, a member of the Trinity faculty, and the firs...

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