From the President

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The purpose of Lexington Theological Seminary is to prepare faithful leaders for the church of Jesus Christ and, thus, to strengthen the church’s participation in God’s mission for the world.

Since the launch of our program in 2010, we are working to achieve this purpose in some very different and exciting ways by using a new model of theological education that is flexible and adaptable. It is designed especially for students who cannot move to a residential seminary setting, and it provides students with a holistic approach to pastoral development in which the intellectual, practical and spiritual are fully integrated throughout the curriculum.

For the person wanting a Master of Divinity Degree, this new model:

  • Provides a pastoral mentor to each M.Div. student.
  • Uses short-term courses of two to eights weeks rather than three-month courses.
  • Incorporates distance learning and short-term residency experiences.
  • Develops online, interactive covenant groups with students and professors.
  • Involves parish ministers in the modules and covenant groups to provide practical counsel.
  • Operates on a year-round schedule and monthly registration.
  • Establishes the congregation as a primary center for learning.

The same courses will be used in our other degree programs, including the Doctor of Ministry program, as well as continuing education and certificate programs for those who want to participate in the courses as a part of their continuing education.

Since 1865, Lexington Theological Seminary has been affiliated with and supported by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are an ecumenical seminary that welcomes denominational diversity and inter-faith inclusiveness.

I hope you will explore this web site carefully and see more about what LTS has to offer you in your journey of service to the church. Please contact us for additional information about anything you discover. We look forward to getting to know you.

Charisse Gillett, President