About St. Paul

Loaves and Fishes

St. Paul Lutheran Seminary’s 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 Rev. Julie Smith. She 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

Seminary News

Bible and Glasses

SPLS to offer Th.D. and Ph.D. Programs in the near future 

St. Paul Lutheran Seminary is partnering with Kairos University in Sioux Falls, SD to establish an accredited Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.). The Th.D. is a research degree, preparing candidates for deep theological reflection, discussion, writing, leadership in the church and service towards the community. The goal of the program is to develop leaders in the Lutheran church who are qualified to teach in institutions across the globe, engage in theological and biblical research to further the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to respond with faithfulness to any calling within the church. Those who are accepted into and complete the program will receive all instruction from SPLS professors and will receive an accredited (ATS) degree from Kairos University. The general area of study of the Th.D. program is in systematic theology. Specializations offered within the degree include, but are not limited to: reformation studies, evangelical homiletics, and law and gospel dialectics. The sub-disciplines within the areas of specialization are dependent upon the interest of the student provided they have a qualified and approved mentor. Other general areas of study, such as biblical studies, will be forth coming.

  If you are interested in supporting our effort to produce faithful teachers of Christ’s church, contact Jon Jensen jjensen@semlc.org . All prospective student inquiries can be directed to Dr. Marney Fritts mfritts@semlc.org. More info available on the Academic Programs page.

What’s Going On

December 15, 2023Spring Registration Opens
January 28th, 2024Classes Begin
February 28thLast Day to Drop/Add Classes
March 5thLast Day to Withdraw from Classes
March 25th – 31stEaster Break
May 6th – 10thFinals Week
May 16thLast Day of Classes