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New! Be part of the Alumni Choir at Spring Convocation

| 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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Events

“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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Events

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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Position Opening: Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

In mid-2017, United Lutheran Seminary will succeed the historic Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries, retaining campuses in both locations while being served by a unified faculty and administration. As part of this transition, United Lutheran Seminary seeks an innovative, adaptive, and collaborative director of one library system located on two campuses. Read more about this position opening...

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Degree Programs

Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL)

THE MASTER OF DIVINITY—DISTRIBUTED LEARNING PATHWAY (DL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) allows students to pursue their calling from virtually anywhere in the world. Combining online learning, contextual experiences, and residential study, the DL program helps...

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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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Certificate Programs

Certificate of Theological Study

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.

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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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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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Admissions

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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The LTSP Experience

Urban Theological Institute

For over 30 years, The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has been dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community.

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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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Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL)

Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL) Curriculum

The Distributed Learning (DL) curriculum at LTSP is designed so that you can graduate with your Master of Divinity in as little as 3 years or choose to stretch out your program over 4-5 years. You get to choose...

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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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The Community

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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Take a Course

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.

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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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Academic Calendar

This is the academic calendar that contains all dates of note for the current academic year.

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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."