Developing Faithful, Wise & Courageous Leaders
The ELCA's Study of Theological Education, affirming theological education as a "foundational priority of this church", holds up a vision of the preparation of a wide variety of leaders grounded in Scripture and the Lutheran confessional tradition and equipped for the church's mission in a rapidly changing environment, made possible through redeployment of resources in an interdependent network of theological education providers.
In this vision, the eight seminaries are called to form clusters which relate to each other in a churchwide system. This system draws continuing education centers, ELCA colleges, non-Lutheran colleges and seminaries, and other potential providers of theological education into an interdependent network that extends into every corner of this church.Download
Study of Theological Education