Urban Theological Institute Certificate Programs

The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and up-building for the African American community.

UTI Certificate in Church LeadershipThe Certificate Program in Church Leadership is designed to offer seminars to clergy and church leaders that will equip them to administer church programs and enhance their skills in pastoral leadership.

The program consists of four seminars over two academic years.  Participants who complete the full two-year (four seminar) program will receive a certificate in church leadership.  Entrance into the program can start in fall or spring. (download a pdf version of the brochure)


UTI Certificate in Christian MinistryThe Certificate Program in Christian Ministry is designed to offer seminars to clergy and church leaders that will equip them in the parish and enhance their skills in Bible study, church doctrine, church history, homiletics, and worship.

The program consists of eight seminars over two academic years. Participants who complete the full two-year (two courses each seminar) program will receive a certificate in Christian ministry. Entrance into the program can start in fall or spring. (download a pdf version of the brochure)