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“Ministry Leadership in a Digital Age” Convocation is Tuesday!

Join us Tuesday, March 3 at 11:30 am for a special convocation by The Rev. Keith Anderson. STM 2002. Pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA, Pr. Anderson is author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in Wireless World and often writes and speaks on ministry in the digital age and outside of the walls of the church. The convocation will be live streamed and recorded. Return to Ltsp.edu on Tuesday.

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PS Portions – February 2015

In February's PS Portions, President David Lose asks, "Have you started praying yet for next year's LTSP students?" Plus stories on the 2015 El Salvador Travel Seminar, LTSP DMin students talk about their ministry and why they are studying for a DMin, an update in the February 17 dedication of the Bornemann harpsichord, ELCA seminary leaders respond, updates on Preaching with Power and Spring Convocation 2015, plus Class Notes and LTSP notes - and more...

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“The Fruit of the Vine” course starting in March – Live, and Online at your convenience

"In Vino, Veritas: The History, Spirituality, and Theology of Wine" is the theme of our next special course offering - starting March 14 and continuing for 5 sessions into April. The Latin phrase in vino, veritas, "in wine, truth," can be read many ways. This course explores the history, spirituality, and theology of wine. Examples from the history of religions, art, music, Jewish and Christian Scripture and tradition will help us discover the true vine, in, with, and under the fruit of the vine.

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Spring Convocation 2015: Registration now open!

Explore how leaders in the church are both challenged and blessed by the edges we encounter at Spring Convocation 2015. Join us Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 on the LTSP campus!
HIGHLIGHTS: Monday evening: cookout and social gathering (children welcome!) Tuesday Program: learning sessions by President David Lose and Pastor Leila Ortiz, LTSP PhD Candidate. Tuesday evening: faculty reception; Easter Vespers worship; the annual Banquet with presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards and "State of the Seminary" address by President Lose. Learn more and register today!

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Preaching with Power coming March 15 – March 19

The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund. Join us Sunday, March 15 - Thursday, March 19, 2015 – this year's preachers and lecturer include Bishop Richard F. Norris, Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, The Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, The Rev. Barry C. Black, The Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, and The Rev. Olu Brown, plus an African American Sacred Music Concert and a pre-Preaching with Power Worship Service at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ on Sunday, March 15 with Dr. Quintin L. Robertson preaching at 7:30 am and Dr. J. Louis Felton preaching at 10:45 am.

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Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Day for Women: Discounted registration until 2/28!

“How Firm a Foundation” is the theme for LTSP’s ninth annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Women’s Day Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm Discounted registration including refreshments and lunch is $40 if you register by February 28, 2015

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Academic Calendar

This is the academic calendar that contains all dates of note for the 2014-2015 year.

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Alumni Giving

As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.

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Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.

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Visit LTSP

Is God calling you to become a leader in the church? Do you feel called to study theology but are not sure what direction to take? Is God calling you to something new? LTSP offers many opportunities, from Prospect...

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Social Ministry and Church

LTSP offers a Certificate in Social Ministry and Church to persons who complete a set of eight courses at the seminary and who have also completed a degree of Master of Social Work (MSW).

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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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Housing and Campus Life

LTSP offers a variety of housing opportunities for non-commuter students. Full time students can find accommodations in the Wiedemann Center and historic buildings on the periphery of campus.

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Degree Programs

The Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model

New, first of its kind model: Students graduate in three years with a full Master of Divinity degree, a strong foundation in spiritual formation, and three years of congregational leadership experience.

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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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Certificate in Christian Ministry

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY equips clergy and lay leaders for faithful and effective ministry in the parish by enhancing their skills in Bible study, church doctrine, church history, preaching, and worship.

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The Community

The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright

In fall 2010, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) established The Dr. Grover C. and Irma S. Wright Scholarship Fund for African American Lutheran Students for LTSP students seeking to become rostered professional leaders in the church. The inauguration...

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The LTSP Experience

President David Lose

The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose is president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Lose assumed his duties at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He was Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St....

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The LTSP Experience

Denominations

For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.

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Denominations

Black Church Studies

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) offers theological education to church leaders, representing a range of denominations, that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community in a number of different areas.

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Krauth Memorial 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.

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Apply for admission to LTSP online. Click on degree of interest to apply now. There are separate forms and instructions for:

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Accreditation and Statement of Educational Effectiveness

This page contains both the Accreditation Information and the Statement of Educational Effectiveness for The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Giving Opportunities

Click to view a list of our designations and ways to give to The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Admissions FAQ

A brief list of Frequently Asked Questions focusing on Admissions

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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 Community

The Inauguration of David J. Lose as LTSP President

A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events is in the December 16, 2014 PS Portions.

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Mission and Vision

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.

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Anglican Studies Program

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has long expressed an ecumenical partnership with the ECUSA through a relationship with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP.  In today's climate, we welcome those...

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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."