Walther Theological Seminary is a Lutheran institution dedicated primarily to the training of pastors and missionaries. Secondarily, the Seminary offers proficiency in Lutheran theology to laity and professional church workers.
Our Primary Purpose
In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul writes to Pastor Timothy: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” F. Pieper comments in Christian Dogmatics (I:43): “Timothy performed the work of theological professor when he committed the things he had learned from the apostle Paul ‘to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also’ (2 Tim. 2:2).” Walther Theological Seminary is a formal institution by which pastors entrust the faith to reliable men that the church may appoint them by the command of God to the one Gospel ministry.
Our Secondary Purpose
Christ has entrusted the Gospel treasures to his beloved, the church. She possesses the keys to the Kingdom of heaven itself and has access to everything in God’s house. Since it is vital for laity and professional church workers to know and adhere to the Word of God and carry out their vocations faithfully, Walther Theological Seminary offers to laity and professional church workers an opportunity to gain proficiency in Lutheran theology through the Master of Arts in Theology degree program.