LTS community shows support for ministry students

Because of the generosity of the LTS family, gifts to the Ministerial Education Fund exceeded last year's giving, putting us close to our target of $452,000, with $439,791 given. That's 97 percent of the goal. While we hoped to fully fund the MEF goal for this academic year, every gift matters and supports men and women in their call to ministry. Thank you to all who offered gifts of treasure and support through prayer and encouragement of our students and congregations, who are dedicated to... Read More

Ministerial Education Fund campaign nears goal

Supporters of Lexington Theological Seminary have rallied to push the Ministerial Education Fund campaign within reach of the $452,000 goal. The campaign ends July 31. Support ministry education and help us reach our goal by giving securely online today... Read More

LTS Celebrates Class of 2015

Lexington Theological Seminary celebrates the achievements of the class of 2015. President Charisse L. Gillett conferred graduate certificates and degrees upon 14 students at the Seminary's 149th Commencement and offers them heartfelt congratulations for their work. "It has been our privilege to walk with you this far," Gillett said. CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY Christine Bandy-Helderman, Jupiter, Florida Syvoskia Bray Pope, Louisville, Kentucky Tina Christian, Lake Worth,... Read More

Disciples leaders send condolences to South Carolina church

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” - Matthew 2:18 As we woke this morning to the news of yet another senseless act of violence, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) joins the cries of sisters and brothers across the country and around the world in lamenting the tragic loss of life at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We grieve for the nine people whose lives... Read More

Lexington Theological Seminary’s 149th Commencement

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary will celebrate the achievements of students, congregations and individuals who have contributed to furthering ministry during the 149th Commencement on Friday, June 19. The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremonies. This year is the Seminary’s sesquicentennial anniversary, making the event especially... Read More

Son of LTS president emeritus mourned

Dear LTS Community, It is with deep sorrow that I share with you the passing of David Bell, son of Mrs. Virginia Bell and LTS president emeritus Dr. Wayne Bell. We invite you to pray with and for the Bell family as they grieve the loss of their son. A service is planned for Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church 825 Simpson Ave Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-3849 - See more at:... Read More

Trustee Emeritus Remembered

Dear friends, it is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of a member of the Lexington Theological Seminary family. Mary Lee Duthie, trustee emeritus and longtime supporter of the Seminary, has passed away. Mary Lee was a member of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, along with her husband, Georgie Duthie (who is also trustee emeritus). Visitation will be at Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday. Her service will be at Beargrass Christian Church... Read More

Save the Date: Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015 is scheduled for October 22-24. We hope you'll join us for a couple of days of fellowship, learning and worship as we reconnect with one another and our shared love for LTS. A full slate of activities and information will be available soon, including the opportunity to visit Keeneland during the fall meet. We hope to see you... Read More

Spring events at LTS

The 150th celebration continues with a series of spring events to enhance ministry, and celebrate and support our students: April 21 Table, Welcome, Wholeness, Movement: a Virtual Conversation, webinar for clergy with Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more info: April 25 The Welcoming Church: Making a Place for People with Disabilities April 28 & 29  Franklin... Read More

Kentucky Legislature Recognizes Seminary’s 150th

Lexington, Ky., March 4, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary was honored by both chambers of the Kentucky legislature Tuesday as “a pioneer institution (that) has forged new paths for preparing people for ministry in communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, throughout the nation, and worldwide.” The Kentucky Senate and Kentucky House of Representatives recognized LTS President Charisse L. Gillett, Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Griffith, and Trustee Leslie Geoghegan, who... Read More