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| Return to Spring Convocation 2017 | NEW! Be a part of the Alumni Choir at Spring Convocation 2017! You are invited to sing in an Alumni Choir for the Eucharist at our Spring Convocation. The choir will rehearse on...

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PS Portions – February 2017

In the February 2017 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose considers "The Next Generation of Leaders," "Salt and Light," Icon Gifts, Preaching Day 2017 – A Successful Revival, Preaching with Power – Celebrating 35 Years!, plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.

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The Next Generation of Leaders

Who will form the next generation of leaders? This is a pressing question, as a recent ELCA research study concluded that there are currently more than 600 congregations who want and can afford a pastor but cannot find one because of a growing clergy shortage. By 2020, the number of empty pulpits will grow to 1000. LTSP President David Lose provides some answers in this month's reflection.

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A Message to our International Students from the President

These are anxious days, most particularly for our international students...

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“Here Am I” – Women Responding to God’s Call: March 24-26

RevGalBlogPals and LTSP are proud to present a retreat specifically for women considering a call to professional ministry in the church. Unfortunately, a woman’s call to ministry is not always readily affirmed, and so this event aims to provide women of all ages and experience with a space to explore what God might be doing in their life. Friday–Sunday, March 24–26 | Register today – space is limited!

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Students invited to March 8 breakfast conversation with Eboo Patel

A special breakfast conversation for students from Greater Philadelphia's schools of theological education with Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) will be held at LTSP on Wednesday, March 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 am. Registration for students is free - be sure to register today.

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REBOOT Sunday School and BIRTH Cross+Gen Ministry – March 11

Take your congregation’s ministry to the next level with this special, one-of-a-kind event this March 11 with the Rev. Dr. David Lose, president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and the Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim, pioneer of the Faith Inkubators Confirmation program and the Cross+Gen Ministry movement. Register today!

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Preaching with Power returns March 12 – 16

Preaching with Power celebrates its 35th year in 2017! Preachers and lecturers include the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight, the Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue, Jr., the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, the Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills, and Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, plus a Black Sacred Music Concert – and PWP Sunday! with local UTI partner churches. Sunday, March 12 – Thursday, March 16. Join us!

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Alumni Board Nominations – last chance!

LTSP alumni! There's still time to submit your nominations for Alumni Board members. Make your submissions online now!
Nominations close March 10!

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Spring Convocation 2017 – REMEMBRANCE & PROMISE… Registration Now Open!

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia presents Spring Convocation 2017: REMEMBRANCE & PROMISE… | Join us Monday, March 27-Tuesday, March 28 for a Cookout (families invited) – Worship – Learning Sessions with the Rev. Heidi Neumark and the Rev. Dr. James Forbes – Eucharist with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Lathrop – Distinguished Alumni Awards – Class Reunions – Faculty Reception – Banquet.
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Degree Programs

Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL)

THE MASTER OF DIVINITY—DISTRIBUTED LEARNING PATHWAY (DL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) allows students to pursue their calling from virtually anywhere in the world. Combining online learning, contextual experiences, and residential study, the DL program helps...

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LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline

LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline

As part of its 150th Anniversary, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has created an interactive timeline website to share the story of the seminary - WITNESS TO A CHANGING WORLD: BUILDING ON OUR DYNAMIC PAST. Learn more about...

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Certificate Programs

Certificate of Theological Study

Students with accredited undergraduate degrees who desire first professional-level courses for credit but do not desire to enter a degree program may choose instead to take a more limited program leading to a Certificate of Theological Study.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Ministry

Designed as a flexible program, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry. It presupposes both the completion of a first professional degree in theology and experience in a field...

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Degree Programs

Master of Divinity

The MASTER of DIVINITY PROGRAM (MDiv) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares leaders from 30 denominations for a wide range of pastoral ministries in the Christian church.

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The LTSP Experience

Student Services

Student Services staff provide assistance for LTSP students both during and beyond their seminary career. Student Services is located on the second floor of The Brossman Learning Center in part of the Kaufmann Enrollment Services suite which also includes...

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2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Announcing the 2016 LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: The Rev. Roy Almquist '66, the Rev. Paul F. Bosch '56, and the Rev. Harvard Stephens, Jr. ‘87.

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Contextual Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

CPE is an ecclesiastical (not academic) requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Designed to provide an intensive pastoral care experience coupled with deep reflection and discernment, CPE offers students the opportunity to hone their listening...

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

The DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) program at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) equips persons for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice in accord with the standards of the Association of...

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Krauth Memorial Library

History of the Library

A major component in the seminary’s educational program is the 200,000 volume Krauth Memorial Library. It boasts one of the finest scholarly collections of any Lutheran institution in America and it houses archives of five of the seminary’s supporting...

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"Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world."