About the Seminary

Seminary TowerWe prepare men for the ministry...

The primary purpose of Concordia is to prepare men for the pastoral ministry of Lutheran Church–Canada, and beyond. This mission is at the centre of all that we do.

...in the Lutheran tradition...

We are committed to the Holy Scriptures as God's inerrant Word and the only source of our Christian faith and life, and to the Lutheran Confessions as a true and faithful exposition of that Word.

...offering quality education...

We are dedicated to quality education. The fact that we have an affiliation agreement with Brock University means that our graduates receive a degree from an outstanding provincial university. Our faculty represent a wide range of academic and pastoral experience; and a judicious mix of resident, adjunct, and guest professors offers variety and breadth of experience in teaching.

...in a stimulating environment...

St. Catharines, a city of 136,000, is located in the wine region of Niagara and is a short distance from the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo, N.Y.

Brock University entrance

It is near historic Niagara-on-the-Lake and scenic Niagara Falls. The numerous Lutheran congregations in the area offer rich and varied opportunities for field education. The area and these congregations reflect the Canadian cultural mosaic.

...with university resources...

The seminary occupies the northeast corner of the 525-acre Brock University campus. Our students have access to all of Brock's library and recreational facilities, and many opportunities for interaction with the over 17,000 Brock students. Countless clubs and academic offerings cater to special interests, from music to philosophy to archaeology.