Attendees of the ILC’s 2024 World Seminaries Conference visit Seminario Concordia.
A visit to Congregación San Pedro in Buenos Aires.

ARGENTINA – The International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) World Seminaries Conference drew to a close on June 14 with a visit to Seminario Concordia.

The afternoon saw participants go on a tour of historic sites in Buenos Aires, before traveling on to Congregación San Pedro, a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina (Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Argentina – IELA). In addition to visiting the building and receiving information on the history of the church, participants also enjoyed refreshments in the church’s hall after the visit.

The final stop of the day was Seminario Concordia, the seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina. There conference participants joined the seminary community for a final service of vespers.  IELA President Arturo Truenow preached for this service, and attendees enjoyed two performances by the seminary’s choir.

IELA President Arturo Truenow (right) preaches.

After worship, conference participants toured the seminary, followed by a barbeque banquet featuring live music and a performance by tango dancers.

Live music.
Tango dancers.
ILC General Secretary Schulz (right) thanks President Truenow and his wife for their church’s hospitality.

The conference formally concluded with a few words from Rev. Dr. Klaus Detlev Schulz, General Secretary of the International Lutheran Council, expressing thanks on behalf of the entire conference to IELA President Truenow and his wife, as well as to their church body and seminary for their hospitality over the week.

A final summary report on the World Seminaries Conference will be published in the next few days.


Find more news on the ILC’s 2024 World Seminaries Conference here.