United Partner Congregations

Every Student.
Every Day.

To be a United Partner involves more than simply sending a check. It is an act of accompaniment with people who are discerning God's call to rostered leadership. It is recognizing that people do not function in a vacuum, but are an integral part of God's realm on earth, sustaining and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ for future generations to come.
Since 1826, United Lutheran Seminary has striven to educate church leaders. As we hold the history of the Gospel in common, so too we are called to journey together to the future God has in store for us. God's peace be with you as we walk this path together.

Through the United Partner Initiative, your congregation can journey with seminary students as they experience faith formation, learning, and finding their own unique way to answer God’s call to serve in a broken world. If you wish to join this new initiative as a partner congregation, please click here and fill out the appropriate form. We will reach out to you with a welcome packet and information on how to make your contributions as seamlessly as possible

What do United Partners gain?

  • Invitations to an annual summit of partners with the President and Cabinet on either
  • Periodic zoom meetings to share information and ideas with the Director of Church Relations
  • Discounts on overnights at campus facilities and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Visits from guest preachers associated with United Lutheran Seminary (subject to availability)
  • A partnership certificate, Advent Star, Lenten Devotionals, etc.

What does ULS gain?

  • A better understanding of the congregations for whom we seek to provide rostered leadership
  • A possible resource/think tank of people from different walks of life who have a passion for the church and its ministry in the world
  • Monthly financial contributions from member congregations

United Congregational Partners 2019-2020

United Partners are encouraged to give according to average worship attendance:

  • 0 – 50:         $25 - $50
  • 50 – 100:    $50 - $100
  • 100 – 150:  $75 - $150
  • 150 – 200:  $100 - $200
  • 200 +:          $200 - $500

We are grateful for any gift your church is willing to share. Because of supporters like you, we can offer up to full tuition for all our students and see to it that they enter ministry with little or no debt.
Email Rev. Dr. Martin Otto-Zimmann, Director of Church Relations, at mzimmann@uls.edu

Please know that the faculty, staff, and students of ULS deeply appreciate your congregation’s work and ministry in the world. In the words of Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous!"