During the month of February our Second Mile Partner is PACIFIC LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
How do we get our clergy leaders in the Lutheran Church? There are
many steps for an individual to take along the way, and the final part of the
process is by going through and graduating from a Lutheran seminary.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has seven such seminaries,
and one of them is Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), located in
Berkeley, California. Here at All Saints Lutheran, we are lifting up and celebrating
PLTS in the month of February, as a ministry partner in our Second Mile Giving
PLTS is the youngest of the seven USA seminaries. It is located in an
area that fosters innovation and new ways of being faithful to God’s calling. The
curriculum and formation of PLTS continue to be updated, to more effectively
prepare persons for ministries in the Christian church that is emerging in the 21st
PLTS was founded over 100 years ago, in 1910, in Portland Oregon. It
went through a few relocations, and settled in Berkeley in 1952. In 2014, PLTS
merged with California Lutheran University (CLU), and now is a graduate school
of theology of CLU.
To help us learn more about PLTS, and its students, we are making plans
to have a student from PLTS come on February 25 as a guest preacher, and
then join us for a Q & A session after worship. More to come … stay tuned.