Strategic Plan

A Message from President James Nieman

President James Nieman in LSTC Augustana Chapel

"For a long time, LSTC has been committed to forming leaders in community, for community. It is now on that very basis we have the poise to attend to current concerns in our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, appropriately titled for such a time as this.

As we engage serious changes in our wider world or more narrowly within theological education, we still hold to several core claims: that God's love is freely given, that Jesus' message is lasting life, that the Spirit's work still reconciles. We want to form leaders with character for the unforeseen moments, so they can declare hope and promise that sustains us whatever befalls.

We are blessed with excellent faculty, committed staff, energetic students, wise boards, loyal alumni, and generous donors. However you are connected to our seminary, please regard this as your invitation to join us as we discern our school's path during the next three years."

2021-2023 Strategic Plan Core Themes and Priorities

At any time, access the full strategic plan document and the shortened strategic plan brochure.

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Theme: Couragous Service

LSTC aims to equip our learners to engage broad public ministry challenges. This strategic plan theme addresses the steps we will take to best respond to the question, "Who do we hope our students will become?".

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Theme: Stewarding Gifts

LSTC aims to sustain our core purpose through wise oversight and expansive outreach. This strategic plan theme addresses the steps we will take to best respond to the question, "How do we hope our school will continue?".

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Theme: Dynamic Formation

LSTC aims to align our efforts to meet emerging realities in theological education. This strategic plan theme addresses the steps we will take to best respond to the question, "What do we hope our changes will enable?".

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Previous Strategic Plans

Reference past LSTC strategic plans.

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