Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. (1 Cor. 12:4-6)
In these words the apostle Paul identifies the variety of God-given gifts, ministries, and activities that God uses to build up the body of Christ.
The same Spirit, the same Lord, and the same God works within this great diversity of gifts and callings to build up the body of Christ for its life in the world, thus empowering the church's witness and mission.
Paul's words also express the vision of the two-year Master's and certificate programs at Luther Seminary—to educate and equip God's people who are called to a variety of ministries in the world and in the church.
Former Associate Dean of M.A./M.S.M. Programs