Your gift to the Save the Seminary Campaign will help provide seminary-trained Lutheran pastors as Christ’s envoys to a people long-starved of Jesus Christ’s Good News of eternal salvation.


Since its founding in 1996, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia, has become recognized as a leading pastoral training school in Russia.

Keeping a great seminary operating can be just as challenging as building it. Besides normal operating expenses, Russian law requires the seminary to pay educational and living expenses while students pursue their studies. If the seminary closes, it is unlikely to reopen because of the financial burden.

Your gift matters – now and for many years to come.

Your gift will go further than supporting the Novosibirsk Seminary. It also will touch the lives of people wherever pastors graduating from the seminary are called to minister.

Please consider supporting the Save the Seminary Campaign with a one-time gift, five-year pledge, or with a bequest in your estate plan. The Bible says in First Peter, “God’s Word endures forever.” Your gift will have present and eternal value.

Become part of this important evangelical effort now. Your gift matters – eternally.


Despite the anguish, God’s Word and the Lutheran Church in Russia survived years of communist persecution. This short video helps tell the story of how God is working to restore His Word and the Church through the Lutheran Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia.

Campaign Progress

Our goal is to raise $7 million for the seminary’s endowment by 2023. As of August 31, 2021, we have raised $1,672,757 (24%) of our goal.

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New Life, a New Christian

In August 2020, Fr. Vitali Gavrilov of the Church of the Transfiguration in Tuim, Siberia, baptized his granddaughter. Several times each year, Fr. Vitalli also visits two other churches further from Tuim to take God’s Word and Sacrament to parishioners there.

Campaign Funds Managed by Two U.S. Lutheran Foundations

Funds contributed to the Save the Seminary Campaign are managed in the United States by:

All contributions go to the endowment, none to cover campaign expenses. A Lutheran Legacy Foundation grant covers administrative costs of the Save the Seminary Campaign.

The Save The Seminary Campaign is the fundraising campaign of the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society, a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions to the Save the Seminary Campaign are tax-deductible for donors in the United States.

Answered Prayer – A History of the Novosibirsk Seminary

Read more about the Novosibirsk Seminary and the Save the Seminary Campaign in Answered Prayer, the campaign brochure. Download a copy and learn about the seminary’s history and how it is helping to spread God’s Word throughout Russia.

If you want multiple copies of Answered Prayer to help others learn about this important evangelistic effort, please contact the Save the Seminary Campaign office.

Save the Seminary Campaign
The Siberian Lutheran Mission Society
8811 St. Joe Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Phone: 260-209-1647

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