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St. Paul Lutheran Seminary‚Äôs mission is to prepare pastors, evangelists and missionaries to care for the faithful and equip them to engage the unbelieving world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and deed.  Find out more...


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CROSS Talk is the weekly online lectionary study led by Dr. James Nestingen. Dr. Nestingen works through the texts for the coming Sunday, offering insights for Gospel preaching. CROSS Talk meets live on Tuesdays at 3pm (Central). Sign up for CROSS Talk live by using the Contact Us form. Recording links are automatically sent to your email should you miss a live session. The latest recording link is available here:  Cross Talk Recording


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Sept 15 - Today our Spanish speaking faculty departed for Mexico to initiate instruction to 38 students.  Praise the Lord!

Sept 1 - SPLS offers MDiv and DMin programs that are accredited!  Find out some of the details here and by contacting us at 507-591-0898.

May 12 - Fall Registration - Opens on August 14th.  Contact us at 507-591-0898.

April 24 - International!  As of today, we will have forty eight (48) international students joining us for the fall semester!

Feb 28 - Theological Conference and Retreat - Law & Gospel (Do They Still Matter?) - January 22-23, 2018. Sponsored by SPLS and the Georgia LCMC Fellowship. Come join us at beautiful Jekyll Island just off the coast of southern Georgia.  Both a theological conference and retreat for pastors, spouses, and laity, you won't want to miss this event. So mark your calendars now.  Speakers include Dr. James Nestingen, Dr. Marney Fritts and Dr. Dennis DiMauro.  Come for the weekend before the conference or stay a bit longer after....The 2017 conference was so very well acclaimed...the consensus was to "do it again"!  For more information about this program click here.

Jan 22 - Reformation Celebration! -  A four part multi-session series on the Reformation will be available this spring. The series will look at the Historical, Theological, Hermeneutical, Worship and Pastoral Care perspectives coming out of the Reformation. More info here.

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