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

Former Trustee Bettie Jean Hamlin Paulk Passes Away at Age 86

Former Lexington Theological Seminary Trustee Bettie Jean Hamlin Paulk, 86, formerly of West Point, Miss., died Feb. 20 in Dayton, Tenn. From the Florence, Ala., Times-Daily: Bettie Jean was the daughter of Rodney and Adele Hamlin. After graduating salutatorian of her high school class in 1949, she married the love of her life, Fred Paulk. Much of her life was spent in search of a great bridge game and in service of her church. Bettie Jean was known as “Mama Bet” to a generation of... Read More

Seminary a ‘Vital Part of the Ecosystem of the Christian Church,’ Schade Says

The. Rev. William Gafkjen, Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible Richard D. Weis; Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Leah Schade; and LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. Schade Installed as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at LTS   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Charisse Gillett, (859) 252-0361   Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 20,... Read More

Show some love! It’s ‘I Heart LTS’ Month!

We’ve officially declared February 2017 the third annual I Heart LTS month. I Heart LTS is a social media driven campaign designed to spread the LTS love – and raise contributions to the Ministerial Education Fund. We love to see how alumni and friends from across the nation participate, with profile pictures, posts, tweets and photos of from folks declaring their love of and support for the Seminary. We’re ready to do it again! And we need YOUR help! During the month of... 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

President Gillett Named to In Trust Board of Directors

LTS President Charisse L. Gillett was recently elected to the board of directors of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools. The In Trust Center for Theological Schools is a membership organization that strengthens the governance and institutional capacity of theological schools, promotes their health, and facilitates their renewal through resource consulting, education, and publications. The new and re-elected members also include Marsha Foster Boyd, Kathryn Glover, David Jennings,... Read More