Great Stuff — Global Seminary Initiative

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog:


The Global Seminary Initiative (GSI) is a program that provides Lutheran theological education in three primary ways:

1) Bringing the best students worldwide to LCMS seminaries to study at the graduate level so that they can return to their home countries and provide advanced theological leadership.

2) Support for local regional seminaries — both infra-structure and scholarships for students to attend regional seminaries.

3) Continuing education — seminars, conferences, and visits by qualified LCMS pastors and professors to teach in the local context.

Screen-Shot-2013-08-04-at-10.53.00-AM-300x165The world has changed from the time of sending out missionaries to places where people had never heard the Gospel. In most parts of world today, we have partner churches who firmly believe that one of the best qualities of the LCMS is our theological education. It is our niche, one of our core competencies, and we are well-positioned to make the most of it by assisting these partner churches.

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About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at

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