6.0 Relationships with Other Institutions

6.1  TEAM-A:  The Seminary is a member of the Theological Education Association of Mid-America, known as TEAM-A. The other participating seminaries are:  Asbury Theological Seminary (Wesleyan); Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (PCUSA); Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and, St. Meinrad School of Theology (Roman Catholic).

6.1.1  When students take courses at TEAM-A schools, they pay tuition at their home seminary. Their work is not considered transfer work. Grades are used in the calculation of the GPA. Students wishing to enroll in a TEAM-A course must complete a TEAM-A Registration Form. (See Appendix Forms)

6.2  University of Kentucky:  Seminary students may take graduate courses at the University of Kentucky and transfer them to the Seminary if they meet the requirements and limitations for transfer credit (see Section 4.8, Transfer Credit). Students must be admitted to the University of Kentucky and will pay university tuition.

6.3  Wesley Theological Seminary:  Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. offers a “National Capital Semester for Seminarians” program. Lexington Theological Seminary students may participate and transfer coursework within the limitations for transfer credit. Students apply directly to Wesley for this program.

6.4  Hispanic Summer Program:  The Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) provides seminary students with an opportunity to study in a Hispanic setting, with Latina/o peers and professors. All sponsors are fully accredited members of the Association of Theological Schools. LTS students may take one HSP course per summer.  Each course carries three semester hours of credit and is given by the institution sponsoring the program that summer. Except where otherwise indicated, courses are taught primarily in Spanish and students must be able to read materials in both Spanish and English. Students may do their academic work and participate in class discussions in either English or Spanish, as they prefer. There are limited courses available in English.

6.4.1  For each course, there will be work to be done prior to the beginning of the program. All other work must be completed within two weeks after the end of the program. More information can be obtained at www.hispanicsummerprogram.org.

6.4.2  Students apply directly to the sponsoring institution for enrollment through the Hispanic Summer Program website. Financial aid is available from the HSP. Students may also apply for assistance from one of the various LTS travel funds available as described in Section 8.3.2, Travel Funds.

6.5  Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center (AMERC):  The Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center is a consortium of more than thirty seminaries which has provided quality educational programs and learning experiences for seminarians and other religious leaders interested in ministry in Appalachia and other rural areas for many years.

6.5.1  The centerpiece of their programs has been in-depth, contextually based dialogue with local people engaged with regional issues and involved in creative ministries. Courses are generally available in January and during the summer.

6.5.2  Lexington Theological Seminary students apply for AMERC programs directly and transfer credit in to the LTS program. Grades are used in the calculation of the GPA. Information can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office of at www.amerc.org.