Gospel Witness in Turbulent Times: The Season of Pentecost

The LTS faculty will offer a teach-in on Tuesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the seminary's facilities in Lexington, Ky. The event will be simulcast online for those who cannot attend in person. The event is designed to equip clergy and lay leaders with frameworks and perspectives for approaching the intersection of scripture, public issues, and congregational context to navigate this time of increasingly divisive and contentious politics. Specifically, the teach-in will provide... Read More

Webinar: Youth Ministry in Small Churches

Date: Saturday, April 22 Where: Online Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. EDT Presenter: Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar Explore the how, the why, and the mission-focused purpose of starting and developing a youth ministry in a smaller church.  This webinar will focus on healthy ways to start a new youth ministry program, as well as some common pot holes that can derail startups in small churches. You will also learn about... Read More

Earth Day at Lexington Theological Seminary

Save the date for Earth Day at Lexington Theological Seminary! Date: Friday, April 21 Time: Visit any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a 30-minute worship service at 12 p.m. Location: Fifth floor, 230 Lexington Green Circle What’s happening: The Green Task Force of Lexington Theological Seminary invites faculty, staff, local students and pastors, as well as our neighbors in the Lexington Green Circle offices and the local Lexington area to visit our gathering space on the... Read More

Webinar: Organizing for Social Impact

Organizing for Social Impact Date: March 18, 2017 Where: Online Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm EST Presenter: Dr. William Barber II NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar Explore some of the historical and modern-day models for building transformative moral movements and how we might re-engage and re-shape them in order to support freedom movements today. In this webinar, Dr. Barber will advocate for the reclamation of deeply-held ethical values and will offer... Read More

2017 LTS Golf Scramble

Lexington Theological Seminary 19th Annual Golf Tournament WHEN: Friday, June 2 LOCATION: University Club of Kentucky 4850 Leestown Road Lexington, KY 405011 SCHEDULE: 12:30 p.m. - Registration opens and complimentary lunch 2 p.m. - Shotgun start 6:30 p.m. Awards reception COSTS: Foursome only - $340.00 Individual - $85.00 LTS Golf Scramble Sponsorship... Read More

How to Survive and Thrive as an Elder – Webinar

How to Survive and Thrive as an Elder Date: February 18, 2017 Where: Online Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm EST Presenter: Rev. Bill McDonald NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar A refresher course for old hands and a how-to class for fresh recruits to the Eldership, this practical workshop will give helpful ideas on fulfilling one’s role as an Elder. From preparation to prayer, from the Lord’s Table to the hospital room, from shepherding to servanthood, from the... Read More

Now What? Empowering the Church in the New Political Age

The LTS faculty will offer a teach-in on Friday, January 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to “foster a discussion on how Christians who are concerned with justice and goodwill should live out their faith in the current political environment.” Each segment of the teach-in will begin with short presentations by LTS faculty members to offer core perspectives and stimulate discussion among participants. Hand-outs will let you take away some practical tools to use in your context. You are invited... Read More

Fall Lay School of Theology

Reading the Bible As It Was Meant to Be Read October 8, 15, 22 – 9 a.m. to noon Presented by Dr. Jerry Sumney, Professor of Biblical Studies, Lexington Theological Seminary The Bible sometimes reads like a foreign text – because it is! Its books were written to people who lived in cultures quite different than ours. This study will help you understand the various kinds of writing which the Bible contains. You will learn about the narratives of the Hebrew Bible, the Prophets, the New... Read More

Footsteps of Paul in Greece and Italy

Join Dr. Jerry Sumney on this amazing journey tracing the footsteps of Paul in Greece and Italy! Dates of Travel: January 25-February 8, 2017 Cost (based on double occupancy, single supplement $575.00 per person): $4,800 Package Pricing Inclusions: Based on a minimum of 20 passengers Round-trip airport /hotel transfers Seven nights' accommodation in Greece Six nights' accommodation in Rome Hotel Room Taxes and Service Charges... Read More

2016 Lay School – What Kind of Leaders Does Your Church Need?

Back in the day, many churches were led by pastors who fashioned themselves after CEOs of companies. Then came recognition that laypeople could and would be pretty good leaders. Today, churches are changing so much that an altogether new kind of leadership – by both clergy and laity – is needed for surviving and thriving. This will be a three-part series examining leadership for churches today, including questions such as: What are the qualities that define leadership? Why have... Read More