About Grow In Grace

About Grow in Grace

The Institute for Pastoral Growth at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
partnering with pastors for lifelong growth

Grow in Grace was established by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2010 in order to mark a new emphasis on the continuing education work that has long been one of the two tasks that the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod has entrusted to its seminary. Our mission statement, vision, and goals give a quick overview of what this work is all about.

Mission Statement

Grow in Grace connects pastors to gospel-focused resources for growth and to gospel-filled encouragers to support that growth.


Pastors value Grow in Grace’s partnership for lifelong growth in their calling as a pastor.


  • Curricular Resources Develop and/or deliver affordable ministry impacting curriculum resources in the four theological disciplines offered by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (biblical, historical, systematic, and practical).
  • Pastor Partners Provide formal and informal collaborative opportunities for called workers to learn from one another, as well as celebrate ministry milestones with their peers.
  • Evaluating Ministry Develop and/or deliver fresh and relevant resources which a pastor can use to assess his ministry faithfulness and plan for spiritual and professional growth in partnership with lay leaders and ministry peers.
  • Encourage Informal Learning Facilitate the delivery of ministry impacting informal learning resources that enable individual pastors and/or groups of pastors to carry out spiritual and professional growth.