The roots of the Lutheran Brethren Seminary are found in the great spiritual revivals of the 1890's, in the Northwestern Free Church Mission School, and in the founding of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren in 1900.
Lutheran Brethren Seminary functions as the training institution for those preparing for ministry in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. The seminary offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Theological Studies (two years) and a Master of Divinity (three years). The seminary also offers the undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Theology Degree Completion Program. Beginning in the Fall Semester, 1998, the Lutheran Brethren Seminary has offered the one-year Certificate of Theological Studies in the following fields: Lay Ministry, Bible & Theology, and Mission.
The Seminary is committed to the concept that man is a spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and physical being. Therefore, the educational process must include the development of each of these dimensions. The educational process is not limited to the classroom, but includes the entire range of interactions within the student’s environment.
The Bible holds a unique and central place in the curriculum. It is recognized that the Bible is God’s special revelation. The Seminary also pursues its search for truth through diligent study of man and other elements of God’s creation that constitute general revelation.
The pursuit of truth, in the context suggested above, should be approached with vigor and enthusiasm. The basis of our teaching and learning should be that the source of all truth is God.