From the President: Now What?
Every once in a while, someone will share something with you - a story, a recollection, a funny scene - only to conclude by saying, "You really had to be there." I feel a little bit like that with regard to the 150th Anniversary celebration. From the time shared with Phil Krey and his family Thursday afternoon to recognize his fifteen years as president and twenty-five years of service to the school, to the service of thanksgiving at the original site of LTSP in downtown Philadelphia, to the gala - and it really was a gala! - banquet filled with moving tributes, prayers, and song (not to mention dinner and dancing!), you really had to be there to take it all in. In this issue we bring you highlights from the celebration, along with stories about the Urban Theological Institute's own 34th Celebration, and more.
Interested in degree programs (MDiv, MAR, MAPL, DMin, STM, PhD), certificate programs, or lay theological educational programs? Join us at the next Prospective Student Day! Prospective Student Day is designed to inform prospective students on the educational programs offered as well as financial aid and admission processes, and more. Meet others feeling called to theological learning! Learn more and register here...Learn More >
A Conversation with the President – You are Invited! Next Nov. 5 in Baltimore & Nov. 7 in Bethlehem.
LTSP invites you to engage in conversation with President David Lose about the future of the church — and what kind of seminary we need to help us move into God’s preferred future for us. Conversations held between now and January 8. Learn more about the events and where to find the dates, locations, and registration information...Learn More >
This coming Saturday – Register Now!: “Reflections on a Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth”
“Reflections on a Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth”
with The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller,
Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia
• Saturday, November 1 •
• 9:30 am - noon •
• Live On the LTSP Campus and Online •
• Free! Open to all! •
Explore the 150 years of LTSP history - not to mention connections to Martin Luther, Swedish Lutherans, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, and more on the special LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline website. You'll find stories, video, images and more now, and more content coming through the year as we approach the Anniversary Celebrations in October. Plus, share your memories, stories, and wishes throughout the site...Learn More >
Community “chefs” will compete for the Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula at this 4th edition of the annual event! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHEF! Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Brossman CenterLearn More >
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).Go To Certificate in Social Ministry and Church >
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.Go To Black Church Studies >
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.Go To Certificate of Theological Study >
LTSP is an excellent place to work. The seminary's park-like campus in the Mt. Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia is convenient to both Septa Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West lines. We currently have positions open for part...Go To Employment >
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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.Go To Master of Divinity >
Good News! God is still very active in this world! Through the Holy Spirit, people of faith are called to be followers of Jesus Christ in their various vocations in life, whether they be plumbers or painters, teachers or...Go To Vocation and Discernment >
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Adults of all educational and religious backgrounds are welcome to take courses at the seminary for personal and professional enrichment or to find out if seminary is right for you through LTSP’s Adult Learning offerings.Go To Take a Course >
An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The 2015 Institute is Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, 2015 - applications open now through February 2, 2015.Go To Asian Theological Summer Institute >