The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) has partnered with Trinity School for Ministry to create a “Seminary Center” for the training of future NALC pastors. In a nearly unanimous vote on August 8, 2013, the Convocation of the NALC took action to establish a new North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS.org). This seminary is not a degree granting institution, rather, it partners with existing accredited seminaries, like Trinity, to provide sound theological education for NALC students.
Lutheran students earn their degree from Trinity School for Ministry, taking the core courses required in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) curriculum. For some courses they take Lutheran alternatives taught by NALC professors to ensure a solid foundation in confessional Lutheranism.
In addition to serving on Trinity’s faculty as Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics, the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, STS, is also president of the North American Lutheran Seminary.