Running to Renew

The Ministry Life Choices Initiative (MLCI) will assist those in years 1-5 of ministry with developing habits and practices for sustainable ministry. The relationship will span the first few years of theological education and the introductory years as a congregational minister. The MLCI is a ministry of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in partnership with Lexington Theological Seminary. The MLCI blog series, launched January 15, 2014, is designed to promote... Read More

LTS Class of 2014 Marks New Page in Seminary’s History

Lexington, Ky., June 20, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s class of 2014 turned a new page in the Seminary’s history and in their own lives as they crossed the stage at Crestwood Christian Church today at the 148th Commencement. The move from the old campus to the new was complete as LTS President Charisse L. Gillett conferred graduate and terminal degrees including Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity, with some students receiving certificates in ministry. In an effort... Read More

Rev. Kidwell to Receive 2014 Presidents Award

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2014 – The 2014 President’s Award for outstanding service and ministry will be awarded to the Rev. Gary Kidwell, longtime chairman of the Lexington Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. President Charisse L. Gillett will present the award to Kidwell at the 148th commencement ceremony June 20 at Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington. The President’s Award was established to recognize outstanding service and ministry on behalf of the Seminary by an... Read More

Beargrass Christian Church Honored as Congregational Partner

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s 2014 Congregational Partner Award recipient is Beargrass Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Ky. Since 1966, Beargrass Christian Church has funded a generous scholarship to assist ministerial students. Since that time, over 70 students have received the award including Jan Ehrmantraut, former Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky; LTS Lilly Grant Director and local... Read More

Edwards Featured Speaker at 148th Commencement

Lexington, Ky., June 12, 2014 – The Rev. Dr. William Edwards, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio (Disciples of Christ), will deliver the keynote address at Lexington Theological Seminary’s 148th graduation service on Friday, June 20, at Crestwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington. Dr. Edwards offers an energetic and unique perspective of transformational ministry from both the broader Church as well as the congregational level. “His... Read More

That Which Gives Life

The Ministry Life Choices Initiative (MLCI) will assist those in years 1-5 of ministry with developing habits and practices for sustainable ministry. The relationship will span the first few years of theological education and the introductory years as a congregational minister. The MLCI is a ministry of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in partnership with Lexington Theological Seminary. The MLCI blog series, launched January 15, 2014, is designed to promote... Read More

Flourishing in Ministry and the Ministry Life Choices Initiative

An ongoing list of things to read, resources to discover, websites to peruse and video clips to watch on clergy health and well-being.  Please check back quarterly for updates. June, 2014 -- Please find below more detailed information regarding the Flourishing in Ministry project and how it relates to MLCI at LTS. **** The work of the Ministry Life Choices Initiative (MLCI) is, as noted elsewhere, born out of results and implications from the Flourishing in Ministry Project, directed by... Read More