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We need YOU – to take our survey!

LTSP is working on a new strategic plan, and a crucial part of our work is listening to YOU, our trusted partners in this ministry. Please take our short survey - just five questions - and share what you believe the CHURCH needs and about how we might shape our SEMINARY to address those needs.

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Position Opening: Vice President for Mission Advancement

LTSP is seeking an experienced leader with demonstrated success in planning innovative and successful fundraising strategies, cultivating major donors, making compelling requests for contributions, and closing on major gift proposals to fill the position of Vice President for Mission Advancement. For a detailed position description and application information, please visit our Employment page. Closing date: December 15, 2014.

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PS Portions – November 2014

In this issue of PS Portions, DavidLose-crop2-webPresident David Lose reflects on what he is hearing "On the Road" in From the President, plus the Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller reflects on a "Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth," a heart-stopping street-side display at LTSP honors memory of victims slain by illegal guns, Sam Katz recounts the place of faith in Philadelphia over the years, Philadelphia Phobos take the 49th Luther Bowl, and more...

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Annual Tree Lighting – Friday, December 5

4:45 pm | William Allen Plaza
* Caroling * Refreshments * Christmas Ensemble from the Salvation Army, Philadelphia Citadel * Bring unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 11+ years *

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December 7 & 8: The Inauguration of LTSP President David Lose and Inaugural Lectures and Resource Day

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia will celebrate the inauguration of The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose as president at a service of installation on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The celebration continues Monday, December 8 with Inaugural Lectures and Resource Day - “FAITH FORMATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH” - with presenters Dr. Audrey West and Dr. Andrew Root. All are welcome to the Installation and Lectures and Resources Day - click for links for both events.

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A Conversation with the President – We need YOU! Coming Monday, Dec 1 to Ringoes, NJ & Tuesday, Dec 2 at LTSP – come for conversation and lunch

We need YOU! Come and 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...

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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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Have questions about Courses, Credits, and Test-Outs?

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Academics

Krauth Memorial Library

A major component in the seminary’s educational program is the 200,000 volume Krauth Memorial Library. It boasts one of the finest scholarly collections of any Lutheran institution in America.

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The LTSP Experience

Campus Safety and Security

The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are: Protection of life and property Prevention of crime Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growth

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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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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Christian Ministry

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY equips clergy and lay leaders for faithful and effective ministry in the parish by enhancing their skills in Bible study, church doctrine, church history, preaching, and worship.

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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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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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"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."