The Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model

New! Read the story and watch the video: The Co-op program after its first year, in May’s PS Portions!

The Master of Divinity – Co-operative Model  (Co-op) at LTSP delivers excellence in education, formation, and practical experience. Students graduate in three years with a full Master of Divinity, a strong foundation in spiritual formation, and three years of congregational leadership experience. Designed for students who bring exceptional creativity, maturity, and a proven track-record of leadership, the Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model alleviates some of the costs incurred in more traditional models of theological education by providing for the student’s tuition, fees, and health insurance.

Why Co-op?

  • Graduate with three years of congregational leadership experience.
  • Benefit from strong and consistent spiritual direction throughout your program.
  • Participate in a ground-breaking model of theological education.
  • Alleviate the debt that most students incur in theological education (Co-op covers your tuition, fees, and health insurance costs).

With the gracious support of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation, the Co-op program is the first of its kind in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

To learn more about Co-op, contact LTSP Admissions at or call 215.248.7302.


Seminarian Micah Krey talks about his first year in the Co-op Program

Pr. David Jordon talks about the program:

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