LTS Celebrates Class of 2015

Lexington Theological Seminary celebrates the achievements of the class of 2015. President Charisse L. Gillett conferred graduate certificates and degrees upon 14 students at the Seminary's 149th Commencement and offers them heartfelt congratulations for their work. "It has been our privilege to walk with you this far," Gillett said. CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY Christine Bandy-Helderman, Jupiter, Florida Syvoskia Bray Pope, Louisville, Kentucky Tina Christian, Lake Worth,... Read More

Disciples leaders send condolences to South Carolina church

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” - Matthew 2:18 As we woke this morning to the news of yet another senseless act of violence, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) joins the cries of sisters and brothers across the country and around the world in lamenting the tragic loss of life at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We grieve for the nine people whose lives... Read More

Clergy Health–What Matters Most?

The General Board for Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church lists thirteen key factors that influence clergy health and well-being. Those factors are (parenthetical comments added by MLCI blogger): Job satisfaction Relationship with congregation Work/life balance Living authentically Personal centeredness Marital and family satisfaction Stressors of the appointment process (for non-UMC denominations this would refer to "Search and Call" or whatever process... Read More

Every. Gift. Matters.

I received a phone call this week from a very recent LTS graduate. She wanted me to know that at her ordination, an offering had been taken up for the Ministerial Education Fund. She further wanted me to know that the offering was being made to MEF in memory of a former professor and in honor of a pastor and friend of the Seminary who had funded the student’s education. As I listened to her words of gratitude and her excitement over the offering being made to the MEF, I felt my own heart’s... Read More

Lexington Theological Seminary’s 149th Commencement

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary will celebrate the achievements of students, congregations and individuals who have contributed to furthering ministry during the 149th Commencement on Friday, June 19. The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremonies. This year is the Seminary’s sesquicentennial anniversary, making the event especially... Read More

Son of LTS president emeritus mourned

Dear LTS Community, It is with deep sorrow that I share with you the passing of David Bell, son of Mrs. Virginia Bell and LTS president emeritus Dr. Wayne Bell. We invite you to pray with and for the Bell family as they grieve the loss of their son. A service is planned for Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church 825 Simpson Ave Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-3849 - See more at:... Read More

Trustee Emeritus Remembered

Dear friends, it is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of a member of the Lexington Theological Seminary family. Mary Lee Duthie, trustee emeritus and longtime supporter of the Seminary, has passed away. Mary Lee was a member of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, along with her husband, Georgie Duthie (who is also trustee emeritus). Visitation will be at Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday. Her service will be at Beargrass Christian Church... Read More