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A Message from President Friedrich


Office of the President

As we think about CSP’s distinctiveness as a Lutheran, Christ-centered, I want to highlight how we express the mission statement of the LCMS, which is to “…vigorously make known the love of Christ within our churches, communities, and the world.”

As a university of the LCMS, it’s essential that we be a resource for the church at large as we work together in our common mission. One unique way we do this is through our Center for Biblical Studies, led by the Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing. The Center offers regular workshops and resources for clergy and laypeople to increase biblical knowledge, enhance faith in Christ, and enrich the ministry of the local church.

CSP also holds regular lectures that are open to the public for both in-person and virtual attendance. For example, the Poehler Lecture, named for CSP’s third president, offers a current faculty member the opportunity to speak about how their discipline connects with their Christian faith. The Rev. Vern Gundermann Reformation Heritage Lecture Series, made possible by gifts in memory of this esteemed alum and pastor, explores Lutheran theology and heritage so that the Christians can “apply the lessons of history to the present and future life of the Church.”

It is a joy to engage with the workers, congregations, districts, and synod as a whole to be a resource and partner as we walk together in mission.