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| Return to Spring Convocation 2017 | NEW! Be a part of the Alumni Choir at Spring Convocation 2017! You are invited to sing in an Alumni Choir for the Eucharist at our Spring Convocation. The choir will rehearse on...

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PS Portions – February 2017

In the February 2017 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose considers "The Next Generation of Leaders," "Salt and Light," Icon Gifts, Preaching Day 2017 – A Successful Revival, Preaching with Power – Celebrating 35 Years!, plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.

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The Next Generation of Leaders

Who will form the next generation of leaders? This is a pressing question, as a recent ELCA research study concluded that there are currently more than 600 congregations who want and can afford a pastor but cannot find one because of a growing clergy shortage. By 2020, the number of empty pulpits will grow to 1000. LTSP President David Lose provides some answers in this month's reflection.

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A Message to our International Students from the President

These are anxious days, most particularly for our international students...

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“Here Am I” – Women Responding to God’s Call: March 24-26

RevGalBlogPals and LTSP are proud to present a retreat specifically for women considering a call to professional ministry in the church. Unfortunately, a woman’s call to ministry is not always readily affirmed, and so this event aims to provide women of all ages and experience with a space to explore what God might be doing in their life. Friday–Sunday, March 24–26 | Register today – space is limited!

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Students invited to March 8 breakfast conversation with Eboo Patel

A special breakfast conversation for students from Greater Philadelphia's schools of theological education with Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) will be held at LTSP on Wednesday, March 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 am. Registration for students is free - be sure to register today.

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REBOOT Sunday School and BIRTH Cross+Gen Ministry – March 11

Take your congregation’s ministry to the next level with this special, one-of-a-kind event this March 11 with the Rev. Dr. David Lose, president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and the Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim, pioneer of the Faith Inkubators Confirmation program and the Cross+Gen Ministry movement. Register today!

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Preaching with Power returns March 12 – 16

Preaching with Power celebrates its 35th year in 2017! Preachers and lecturers include the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight, the Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue, Jr., the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, the Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills, and Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, plus a Black Sacred Music Concert – and PWP Sunday! with local UTI partner churches. Sunday, March 12 – Thursday, March 16. Join us!

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Alumni Board Nominations – last chance!

LTSP alumni! There's still time to submit your nominations for Alumni Board members. Make your submissions online now!
Nominations close March 10!

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Spring Convocation 2017 – REMEMBRANCE & PROMISE… Registration Now Open!

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia presents Spring Convocation 2017: REMEMBRANCE & PROMISE… | Join us Monday, March 27-Tuesday, March 28 for a Cookout (families invited) – Worship – Learning Sessions with the Rev. Heidi Neumark and the Rev. Dr. James Forbes – Eucharist with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Lathrop – Distinguished Alumni Awards – Class Reunions – Faculty Reception – Banquet.
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Course Schedules

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Certificate Programs

Anglican Studies Certificate

For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP. In today's climate, we welcome those who are seeking formation, education and opportunity in both lay and ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.

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Black Church Studies

Preaching with Power 2016 – Watch the Preachers

Preaching with Power returned this March! Highlights for the 34th year include a Celebration of Music in the African American Church, a discussion of Terrorism in America — Sacred Places, plus powerful preaching by the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley,...

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Contextual Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

CPE is an ecclesiastical (not academic) requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Designed to provide an intensive pastoral care experience coupled with deep reflection and discernment, CPE offers students the opportunity to hone their listening...

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The Registrar

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Our office is responsible for student academic records, preparation and publication of course schedules, course registration and grades, degree audits and transcripts, certification of students...

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Contextual Education

Internship and Practicum

Internship is not an academic requirement for the MDiv degree but is an ecclesiastical requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Students needing internship should plan to do it between the second and third academic years.

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Contextual Education

Field Education

The typical MDiv student undertakes a field education assignment for each of four semesters (normally the first two years of a full-time program).

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The Community

Multicultural Mission Resource Center

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is a seminary deeply rooted in a long historical and denominational tradition that has opened itself up to innovative theological and missiological possibilities.

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The Community

Theological Education with Youth

TEY is Totally Excellent Youth. TEY is Transforming Events with Youth. TEY is Thoughtful Explorations with Youth.

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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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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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Vocation and Discernment

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...

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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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Krauth Memorial Library

The Doberstein Window

This beautiful stained glass window was installed in the Krauth Memorial Library in March 1975. It is a memorial to Professor John W. Doberstein, whose friends had contributed funds for it in his memory.

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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."