Martin Luther


A Place To Grow

Deepen Your Faith


in Faith

Study, Learn and
Apply Scripture to Life

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in Service

Serve Your Church,
Your Community, Your World

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in Skill

Choir, Drama, Band
– the list goes on!

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in Knowledge

Choose Your Ministry,
Develop Your Gifts and Serve!

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in Athletics

16 Intercollegiate Sports
NCAA Division III

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 Undergrads: 664

 Grad & Continuing Ed: 1065

 Countries: 5

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11-1

One Mission – Endless Opportunities

The mission of Martin Luther College is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

MLC: The Real World – A MLC Forum Production

Join us December 10-11, 7:30 PM & December 12, 2:00 PM in the MLC Auditorium for our upcoming forum production!

Do you want to know the reality of what really goes on in the lives of MLC students? These two one-act plays will show you MLC: The Real World! We’re just kidding, but we do think they poke fun of some realities of seemingly unavoidable parts of our lives.

Public attendance is welcome, and tickets will be sold at the door only.

MLC’s Newest Devotion Book Now Available

We Have Seen His Glory is MLC’s newest devotion book created for you. These 25 Advent devotions for December 1-25 explore God’s glory as seen in the Old Testament and ultimately revealed in Jesus Christ. The devotions are written by MLC faculty members, and the original art is by WELS artist Megan Schable. Read, send to email, or download the devotions online here.

Equipping Christian Witnesses

Equipping Christian Witnesses is a campaign that gratefully recognizes 150+ years of ministerial training in our synod and at Martin Luther College. The title, “Equipping Christian Witnesses,” reflects not only the mission of MLC—to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs—but also the pillars of this campaign: recruitment, financial aid, and facilities. Learn more.

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Events @ MLC

  1. Men’s Basketball at Carleton

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Advanced Piano Recital

    December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. MLC Tip-Off Tournament (FOM)

    December 10 - December 11
  4. One Act Plays

    December 10 - December 12
  5. Women’s Basketball at Northland

    December 10 @ 5:30 pm
  6. Men’s Basketball at Northland

    December 10 @ 7:15 pm
  7. Forum – One-Act Performance

    December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Women’s Basketball at UW-Superior

    December 11 @ 3:00 pm

Health & Safety

The well-being of our campus family and greater community are of utmost importance to us. View latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to MLC:

2021-2022 Health and Safety Protocols

“I was really impressed with the 10 young adults from MLC who helped with hurricane cleanup in Panama City. They represented their Savior and their school very well. All of them were self-starters, and every one worked hard . . . not a slacker in the bunch. They were polite and attentive. These future teachers and pastors give me great hope for the future!”

“DMLC and now MLC will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have seen firsthand many blessings for our families and ministries, and join others in thanksgiving for this special school.”

“Martin Luther College is a special place for students to learn how best to serve the Lord with their gifts as public ministers of the gospel.”

“This institution is blessed with faculty and staff members who are exceptionally committed to the mission of preparing students for ministry, who are exemplary in their care for and involvement with students, and who are gracious in their relationships with colleagues.”

“I thank God for the privilege of sitting at the feet of Christian teachers and professors who molded my life so to speak in God’s ways.”

“I know the Lord is smiling on MLC for the work being done to train those who will teach God’s Word to the world. There is no work more important.”

“Reflecting on the quality of education that I received at MLC and the quality of the professors that I had throughout the program, I don’t think I could have found that care and attention anywhere else.”

“I love the fact that everyone is so friendly and genuine at MLC. It amazes me how everyone smiles and says hi even if you’ve only chatted once. The unity of the student body is very apparent to me, and the faith that unifies them is incredible.”

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WELS National Choral Fest at MLC

The 2021 WELS National Choral Fest took place November 12-14, 2021 at Martin Luther College under the theme “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord.” Twenty-three WELS Lutheran High Schools from around the nation participated. You can view the archived livestream of this event below: Sacred concert Livestream Pops Concert Livestream Choral Festival Worship Folder  Learn […]

Summer 2021 MLC COVID Update

MLC President Rich Gurgel provides an overview and rationale related to the health and safety protocols for the start of our new school year.  Greetings, Knight Nation! Your MLC family is very, very eager to see you on campus! We have been hearing concerns from some of you for what it may mean on […]

Austin DeNoyer Named First Team All-America

NEW ULM, Minn. – Martin Luther College senior running back Austin DeNoyer was named First Team All-America by the website on Monday. DeNoyer finished the abbreviated senior season with 67 carries for 504 yards and eight touchdowns in only four games, helping the Knights to a 3-1 record. DeNoyer went over 100 yards in three of […]