Programs and Certificates


Because the mission of God’s people calls for many forms of specialized ministries, Luther Seminary offers certificate programs.

They concentrate on equipping leaders for specialized ministry in such areas as youth and family, congregational care, Islamic studies, and outreach and discipleship.

Each program offers a flexible balance between a grounding in the classical theological disciplines, concentration in one’s chosen area, and elective courses taken from any area of the curriculum. All are undergirded by an emphasis on Christian discipleship, trusting that through our students and graduates God’s Spirit might continue to be made manifest for the common good.

TEEM - Theological Education for Emerging Ministries

The TEEM program is a collaboration with Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary which helps committed lay people become ordained pastors:

  • those who are already functioning as leaders in their spiritual communities
  • those who are already leading God's people
  • those who have jobs and families and cannot leave their communities
  • those who for one reason or another cannot commit to pursuing an M.Div. degree