What's in a middle name?
What are the values of a Lutheran higher education? What does it mean to attend a Lutheran college or university? Martin Luther, reformer of the Catholic Church in the 1500s, educator, and pastor, had a deep commitment to education at all levels. Luther’s commitment provides a foundation for our education at PLU with the following values:
- God created and said, “It is good.”
- Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.
- My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts.
- God has given gifts to all to build up the community.
- You did not choose me, I chose you!
- Rejoice always! Again, I say rejoice!
Want to know the real deal about Lutherans?
PLU is a university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Some facts about the ELCA:
- Baptized Members: 4,930,429
- Congregations: 10,585
- Clergy: 17,694 (3,140 female; 570 people of color)
- Missionaries: 280 in 48 countries
- Campus Pastors and Ministries: 185
- Colleges and Universities: 27
- Camps and Retreat Centers: 45
- Lutheran colleges and universities with their own congregation: only two! They are PLU and St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.