Wartburg Seminary embodies God’s mission by stewarding resources for engaging, equipping, and sending leaders who interpret, proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ for a world created for communion with God and in need of personal and social healing.
“Once I understood that I could serve people through the lens of the church without being a “pastor”, I was better able to wrap my head around my call. It was also helpful for me to understand that even though I wasn’t comfortable using the language of the church, there was a place for me in the church.”
“Everyone’s story is going to be different so you can only listen to yours… If I’d started out right after college as I’d once expected, I likely would have quit a long time ago. Once I knew, I knew. Read the Bible. Pay attention. Most of all, be your most authentic self. “
“I first talked to my wife about what I was feeling. Honestly, I was hoping that she would think I was crazy and we could just close the book on this whole becoming-a-pastor thing. Instead, she was the first person to affirm my sense of call for which I am forever grateful.”