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Ministry Day 2015 – Saturday, June 13 – Join us!

Ministry Day 2015 offers you the opportunity to • Discuss topics relevant for building a dynamic ministry • Meet other emerging preachers and church leaders • Worship and praise • Explore your call to ministry • Attend workshops taught by leading pastors and professors | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Register today!

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Open House May 30! The UTI Certificate program is coming to West Chester!

The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has partnered with St. Paul’s Baptist Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania, to offer its Certificate Programs in Christian Ministry and Church Leadership at St. Paul’s beginning September, 2015. You are cordially invited to attend an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 30. Learn the details and register today!

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Join us for Summer Term!

LTSP offers a Summer Term full of learning opportunities! Why not take advantage of these outstanding course offerings to build and sharpen your skills? Register online today!

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PS Portions: April 2015

In April's PS Portions: From the President — “We’re Listening”; Louise Johnson named 14th President of Wartburg Seminary; Social media has inspired an expansive notion of ‘sacred space’; A Confederate soldier’s LTSP journey brought to light by a more recent graduate; Preaching with Power 2015 — Recap (including videos and photos from the events); Dealing with Assumptions about Muslims; May 19 commencement will feature remarks by Middle East peace advocate Dr. Mitri Raheb; Class and LTSP Notes; and more...

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Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries!

Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries, lead by outstanding voices in each field: The Church in the City (June 1-5), The Stewardship of Bricks and Mortar (June 8-12), and Revitalizing Congregations through Worship (July 6–10). Registration is open - register online!

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Visit the LTSP 150 Timeline online – new content added!

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 content looking back at the first 150 years of LTSP. Plus, share your memories, stories, and wishes throughout the site...

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Why LTSP?

Given my diversified upbringing and experience with several different denominations before (and after!) confirmation, I am drawn to an ELCA Lutheran seminary to deepen my theological roots and understandings.

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The LTSP Experience

Denominations

For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.

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Admissions

Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Ministry

Designed as a flexible program, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry. It presupposes both the completion of a first professional degree in theology and experience in a field...

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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Public Leadership

The MASTER OF ARTS in PUBLIC LEADERSHIP (MAPL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) trains those committed to making a difference in the world through public leadership.

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Affiliated Students

All First Theological Degree-Level student whose MDiv studies have been undertaken at a non-ELCA seminary, if seeking ordination in the ELCA, are required to “affiliate” with an ELCA seminary. The seminary assists the student’s ordination process, oversees the student’s...

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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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Giving

Office for Philanthropy

Contact information for the staff of LTSP's Office for Philanthropy. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Giving

How Your Gift Helps

To realize the seminary’s vital mission requires significant funding. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and supporting synods provide a portion of the funds needed for annual operations. Tuition dollars, which are intentionally modest, also help. However, the...

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Institute for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue

The overall objective of the Institute is to encourage and facilitate conversation and communication among persons of different traditions in order to promote cooperation and understanding.

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Accreditation and Statement of Educational Effectiveness

This page contains both the Accreditation Information and the Statement of Educational Effectiveness for The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Religion

The MASTER of ARTS in RELIGION (MAR) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares students for further academic study and ministerial leadership in the Christian Church.

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UTI Certificate Programs

UTI Certificate in Church Leadership

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHURCH LEADERSHIP prepares clergy and lay leaders to administer church programs, and to lead faithfully and effectively in today’s challenging contexts. The Certificate Program in Church Leadership is a ministry of the Urban Theological Institute...

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The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright

In fall 2010, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) established The Dr. Grover C. and Irma S. Wright Scholarship Fund for African American Lutheran Students for LTSP students seeking to become rostered professional leaders in the church. The inauguration...

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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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Apply Now

Apply for admission to LTSP online. Click on degree of interest to apply now. There are separate forms and instructions for:

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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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The Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model

New, first of its kind model: Students graduate in three years with a full Master of Divinity degree, a strong foundation in spiritual formation, and three years of congregational leadership experience.

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Financial Aid

Financing a seminary education involves much more than paying bills. It requires prayerful planning and budgeting, good money and time management skills, and joyful receiving of gifts! This guide describes eligibility and application processes as well as the different...

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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."