LTS President Receives Reflective Leadership Grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Nov. 15, 2018 - Lexington Theological Seminary President Dr. Charisse L. Gillett has been selected to receive a 2018 Reflective Leadership Grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. The $15,000 award will support a period of reflection and targeted activities between January 2019 and June 30, 2020. are designed to assist President Gillett with thinking carefully and deeply about her work and ministry at LTS and how best to help the organization sustain its progress and... Read More

2018 Moosnick Lecture Series Oct. 24 and 25

Two opportunities to further interfaith understanding and discourse take place Oct. 24 and 25 in Lexington. The 2018 Moosnick Lecturer, Dr. Marcie Lenk, Academic Director of Bat Kol: Christian Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, will give a talk titled “Truth and Faith: Can Jews and Christians Really Open Ourselves to the Truth of the Other?” at 7 p.m. in the Carrick Theater at Transylvania University. The following evening, Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., she will discuss “Who... Read More

Perspectives of Bi-Vocational Ministry: ‘Connections with Community’

Research at Lexington Theological Seminary has identified several common themes through interviews with bi-vocational ministers. One of these themes is “connection to community.” One bi-vocational minister who reflects this theme in particular is Rev. Jim Midkiff. Jim is the bi-vocational solo pastor of Beech Grove Christian Church in Western Kentucky. He has been serving Beech Grove for more than 30 years as either solo pastor or co-pastor. Though Jim has recently retired from teaching,... Read More


Lexington, KY, Oct. 4, 2018 – Lexington Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative. This initiative supports a variety of religious organizations nationwide as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry. Strengthening Pastoral and Congregational Ministry will help... Read More

Lexington Theological Seminary Students Receive McCaw, Edgar DeWitt Jones Scholarships

Lexington, Ky., Sept. 12, 2018 – Three Lexington Theological Seminary Master of Divinity students were recently selected for scholarships established to support outstanding Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seminarians. STANLEY Frances Stanley, student minister at Slash Christian Church in Ashland, Va., who also serves as a policy analyst for Virginia’s housing finance agency, was one of two recipients nationally to receive the 2018-19 John and Maxine McCaw Scholarship Fund for... Read More

Rest in Peace: Rev. Loren Arthur Broadus, Jr.

Rev. Loren A. Broadus, alumnus and longtime Professor of the Practice of Ministry at Lexington Theological Seminary, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, in St. Augustine, Florida. Rev. Broadus taught at LTS from 1968 until his retirement in 1995. Faculty, staff and students alike remember him as one of the most beloved professors at LTS, always able to bring smiles to those around him. Rev. Broadus also spent time as the Director of Development at LTS and as the pastor of First Christian Church,... Read More

LTS Alum to Serve as Interim General Minister of Virginia Council of Churches

From the Virginia Council of Churches: The Rev. Mary Anne Glover has been called as the Interim General Minister of the Virginia Council of Churches. Rev. Glover was the first African-American woman to be installed in the office of Regional Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She served as Transitional Regional Minister of the Northeastern Region beginning September, 2008 and was installed as Regional Minister in 2012. She previously served nine years as Associate Regional... Read More

New Continuing Education Option for Pastors and Lay Leaders

Prepare for more effective leadership as we unpack issues that directly impact ministry today in Lexington Theological Seminary’s new Continuing Education option for pastors and congregational lay leaders. This five-course series is designed to meet the needs of today’s leaders in the church. Study online and earn eight Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) within a 12-month timeline, culminating in a Certificate in Continuing Education. Applications must be completed by September 1,... Read More

Ministerial Education Fund Congregational Partners 2018

The LTS community thanks our congregational partners for their gifts to the Ministerial Education Fund.  The following congregations have made a gift as of July 9, 2018: Arlington Christian Church Lexington, KY Beargrass Christian Church Louisville, KY Bethany Christian Church Fort Washington, MD Bethany Christian Church Nicholasville, KY Bon Air Christian Church Richmond, VA Bridgeport Community Church Bridgeport, MI Burgin Christian Church Burgin,... Read More

One of Seminary’s Eldest Alums Passes at Age 100

Glenva Starcher Lewis passed away June 23 at the age of 100 years old. She was our third oldest living alumnus, having celebrated her birthday on April 4. Advancement Associate Rev. Katherine Raley had the honor of visiting her at her Lexington, Ky., home along with Mrs. Lewis’s pastor at New Union Christian Church, the Rev. Deb Phelps. Rev. Raley presented her with a certificate and card from the Seminary. Originally from Cottageville, West Virginia, Mrs. Lewis graduated from the... Read More