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An ecumenical tradition, an attitude of flexibility, a commitment to well-rounded ministry.

An ecumenical tradition: Lexington Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Seminary values its continuing involvement in the local, regional and general activities and interests of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). While maintaining a spirit that is deeply ecumenical, the Seminary enjoys a special relationship with and responsibility to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Indeed, the Disciples’ commitment to Christian unity is both the historical source and present guarantor of the Seminary’s continuing ecumenical tradition. A particular concern for Disciples’ heritage and future vitality is expressed through course offerings, continuing education opportunities and faculty publications.

We are proud that generations of Disciples leaders have received their theological education at LTS. We also thankfully embrace the wide diversity of denominations and theological perspectives brought to us by our students, faculty, staff and trustees, all of whom contribute to Lexington Theological Seminary’s rich environment for learning and formation. Our ecumenical identity is reflected through our participation in the Theological Education Association of Mid-America (TEAM-A), a consortium of five graduate theological schools affiliated with five different denominations. Students from each of these organizations may take a course or courses with a member institution without having to apply for admission at the institution and the transfer credit process is streamlined as well.

An attitude of flexibility: The Seminary offers a unique family of programs with flexibility to meet the diverse needs of people who wish to pursue a theological education. We are sensitive to the unique needs of students at various stages of life: recent college graduates, second-career seekers and persons in special situations.

A commitment to well-rounded ministry: The Seminary attempts to integrate theological study with ministerial practice and personal faith formation. It is intended that every course contribute directly to the formation for ministry and the practice of ministry while providing a critical foundation for theological reflection and for relating one’s own leadership to that of the church in other times and places.

The mission 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.

Pioneers since 1865

Lexington Theological Seminary is the pioneer theological school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Seminary has played a vital role in that Church’s development.

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Our programs nurture and mentor students into a richer understanding of the rhythms of pastoral life while upholding the Seminary’s tradition of rigorous, spirit-filled academic preparation and critical thinking. Charisse Gillett, President