The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Set apart

ELCA schools are in a class by themselves

The economic downturn has not diminished the quality of Lutheran higher education, said Mark Wilhelm, ELCA director for colleges and universities. ELCA institutions share foundational concepts including an emphasis on the intersection of knowledge, faith and service learning, academic preparation and an intensive focus on the student’s vocational discernment, he said.

Courtesy of Susquehanna University<BR><BR>Art
Art students gather for a critique at Susquehanna University, where PresidentL. Jay Lemons has stated the school’s commitment to sustaining the highest quality educational experience.
Despite these unifying factors, each ELCA college, university and seminary takes a unique educational approach. One Lutheran school does not fit all. But successful ELCA schools share certain characteristics:

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