Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries

The Eastern Cluster of Lutheran SeminariesThe Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America prepares the Church’s servant-leaders to minister in a 21st century world. Three seminaries combine rigorous academics with experiential and contextual learning in lively worshipping communities to equip capable and committed women and men for the public ministries of the church.

The Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries was incorporated July 1, 1999. The Eastern Cluster is comprised of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. The cluster was formed to create a network of partners in order to share theological education to equip persons for ministry and mission in the Eastern United States. The cluster is an open-ended network, building on existing relationships and competencies, to help organize pilot projects being done. The cluster uses its collective bargaining ability to relate to other networks, manage pilot projects, and make decisions about relationships.