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

LTS Welcomes Furnish to Office of Institutional Advancement

Sarah Furnish Join us in welcoming Sarah Furnish, who joined the Seminary staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement in November. Prior to her appointment she served as corporate development specialist for Disabled American Veterans, in Cold Springs, Ky. Furnish previously served as corporate relations manager for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. She began her career with the Disabled American Veterans, serving as a gift planner and bequest... Read More

Flourishing in Ministry Webinar Jan. 10

How can ministers nurture a healthy well-being in ministry? If this question hits close to home for you, you'll want to join us Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST for this insightful webinar led by Dr. Matt Bloom. Discover how to have a healthy, meaningful, and rewarding ministry. The Flourishing in Ministry Project, directed by Dr. Bloom, has studied over a thousand clergy and hundreds of clergy spouses in eight denominations to identify the characteristics and practices that promote... Read More

2016-17 Moosnick Lecture Series

The Moosnick Lecture Series for the 2016-17 academic year is Professor Reuven Firestone, Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Firestone is one of the country’s leading authorities on the relationship of Judaism and Islam, and the author of numerous books; including Journeys in Holy Land; Jihad: the Origin of Holy War in Islam; Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims; An... Read More

Seminary accreditation affirmed for another 10 years

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has reaffirmed the accreditation of Lexington Theological Seminary for 10 years. In addition to the ongoing work of the Seminary, the LTS community has been engaged in the ATS self-study process in anticipation of a comprehensive site visit, which took place in March 2016. The transformation of the Seminary's educational model, finances, student body and facilities to meet the needs of our stakeholders is remarkable. Indeed, this successful... Read More

Bulletin Fall 2016

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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

Practical Ministry: Ministry sites connect students, congregations and theological education

Sara Nave Fisher greets her husband, a military chaplain, with their children. Fisher is an M.Div. student working in a congregation in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. When Sara Nave Fisher gathers at the chancel with the children of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hopkinsville, Ky., or when she explains a Bible story to a Sunday School class, sits down to a Sunday evening meal with youth, prays with a worried parent, or the hundreds of other ways she carries out her work as Family... Read More