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PS Portions – December 2014

Annual Tree LightingIn December's PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on "Advent is my favorite season," we bring you stories, photos and video from Inauguration Weekend as David Lose became twelfth president of LTSP, plus "Advent Reflections for Days of Waiting," images from the Annual Tree Lighting - A Photo Gallery, "After a Wawa robbery," LTSP Notes and Class Notes, and more...

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Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations

NEW! Seven one-day seminars/ workshops on Saturdays starting January 10 exploring various facets of educational ministries in congregations. Open to LTSP students, pastors, and Christian educators (available for credit, CE and not for credit). The seminars are open to students (for credit) and to interested pastors and Christian educators (for non-credit or continuing education credit).

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Americans, the Bible and the “Middle East”

The “Middle East,” as it is commonly known by Americans, has been a land of fascination, frustration, and fear. Yet most Americans know little about the tapestry of its peoples, languages, cultures, and religions other than what they experience through American media. Come and spend five sessions with LTSP Professor David D. Grafton as we explore the “Middle East” as American Christians. Presented live on campus and online - registration open to all!

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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: January 15, 2015.

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A Conversation with the President – We need YOU! Thursday, January 8th in Syracuse

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. The final event is January 8, 2015 in Syracuse. Learn more about the event and register...

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Giving

Annual Report of Donors 2014

The 2014 Annual Report of Donors covers gifts to The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia for the 2013-2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). Thank you for supporting the mission and ministry of LTSP!

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Admissions

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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Academic Programs

Contextual Education

Important Due Dates : August 1, 2013 - Deadline for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) autobiography (see instructions on this page) August 1, 2013 - Deadline for Spiritual Giftability Profile (pdf) (Results Page Only)

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Degree Programs

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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Visit LTSP

Is God calling you to become a leader in the church? Do you feel called to study theology but are not sure what direction to take? Is God calling you to something new? LTSP offers many opportunities, from Prospect...

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Registrar

Glossary of Terms

This page outlines a glossary of commonly heard terms.

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The Inauguration of David J. Lose as LTSP President

Inaugural Lectures and Resource Day

A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events will be in the December 16 PS Portions. Sign up for Portions here.

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Giving

Thank You for Giving

Thank you for your contribution! Your generous gift blesses LTSP in so many ways, but also has far reaching effects.

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The Community

Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel

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...

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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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Master of Divinity

The MASTER of DIVINITY PROGRAM (MDiv) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares leaders from 30 denominations for a wide range of pastoral ministries in the Christian church.

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The LTSP Experience

Student Services

Student Services staff provide assistance for LTSP students both during and beyond their seminary career. Student Services is located on the second floor of The Brossman Learning Center in part of the Kaufmann Enrollment Services suite which also includes...

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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."