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).Learn More >
Announcing LTSP's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awardees! Congratulations to the Rev. Marie C. Jerge , the Rev. Rick Summy, and the Rev. Roger Zepernick.Learn More >
Many casual observers assume that the doctrine of sin is at the center of the Christian faith. I guess that's understandable; we talk about sin enough. But, truth be told, sinfulness, brokenness, disappoint, pain... Christianity hardly has a corner on the market for talking about such things, as you see their mark every time you hear the headlines or, for that matter, pay attention to the lives and relationships right around you.
LTSP Alumni: Here's your opportunity to vote for your Alumni Board members and president. Your vote counts! Voting closes Friday, April 24.Learn More >
From the President – Metanoia Metanoia. It is one of the key terms of Lent. We often translate it as repentance, changing one’s behavior in response to spiritual conversion. But it might also be translated as a turning around,...Learn More >
Explore how leaders in the church are both challenged and blessed by the edges we encounter at Spring Convocation 2015. Join us Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 on the LTSP campus!
HIGHLIGHTS: Monday evening: cookout and social gathering (children welcome!) Tuesday Program: learning sessions by President David Lose and Pastor Leila Ortiz, LTSP PhD Candidate, plus "Worshipping on the Edge" by the Rev. Kevin Strickland, Director of Worship, ELCA. Tuesday evening: faculty reception; Easter Vespers worship and dedication of the Bornemann Harpsichord; the annual Banquet with presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards and "State of the Seminary" address by President Lose. Learn more and register today!
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 >
Learn more about the ways that LTSP can help you continue your education as a church leader or interested lay person, including Non-Credit Continuing Education, Certificate Program in Lutheran Church Leadership, Biblical Insights on Faithful Leadership, Seminars on Educational...Go To Continuing Education >
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...Go To How Your Gift Helps >
The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose is president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Lose assumed his duties at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He was Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St....Go To President David Lose >
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.Go To Master of Arts in Public Leadership >
Meet the session presenters: Spring Convocation 2015 Session I: "Living on the Edge" is being presented by LTSP President the Rev. Dr. David Lose, and Session II: "Living on the Edge" is being presented by the Rev. Leila Ortiz.Go To Spring Convocation 2015 – Session Presenters >
The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund. Sunday, March 15 - Thursday, March 19,...Go To Preaching with Power 2015 – Preachers >
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 >
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.Go To The Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model >
The gathering of the LTSP community around Word and Sacrament stands at the core of our life together, continuing to shape who we are and how we live, learn, and serve. Music and liturgy frame our engagement with the...Go To Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel >
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...Go To Clinical Pastoral Education >
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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 >
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...Go To The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright >
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 the position of Vice...Go To Employment >
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...Go To Doctor of Ministry >