Our Strategic Plan serves the promise of our mission and curricular strategy by identifying and describing four educational processes through which we carry out our mission. These educational processes are grounded in our theological values and commitments. Further, the Plan establishes specific goals and strategies for each of the four educational processes:
Lifelong Learning for Leadership stewards both lay and professional leaders of Christian communities to pursue their learning needs, goals, and objectives for ministry and mission. It does this by connecting Luther Seminary with many other partners in an extensive distributed learning system.
The Master of Arts and Certificate program stewards leaders preparing to serve in specialized ministries to pursue their learning needs, goals, and objectives for Christian ministry and mission. It is anticipated that these persons will serve the leadership needs of the church through a wide range of roles and ministries.
The Master of Divinity stewards those preparing to serve as “missional pastors” to pursue their learning needs, goals, and objectives. “Missional pastors” are ordained pastors who are “apt teachers” (1 Timothy 3:2) within the “priesthood of all believers.” The leadership that missional pastors offer equips and empowers all the baptized for their vocation to bear witness to God’s creating and redeeming work in all the world.
The Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry steward persons preparing for professional leadership in Christian communities in North America and throughout the world to pursue their learning needs, goals, and objectives. It is anticipated that most of these persons will either teach in colleges and seminaries of the church or serve the professional leadership needs of the church.