Ainslie Named Assistant to Dean

Deena Ainslie, the former project assistant for the Seminary's Conversations on Finances and Stewardship program is now assistant to Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Weis. Ainslie has also served LTS as an assistant to President Charisse L. Gillett prior to her work as project assistant for the program, which is funded by a $250,000 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future... Read More

Stump a Scholar? Sumney featured on Patheos

Think you can stump a scholar? No question is too tough or too radical (this IS the Bible after all — a tough, radical book) for our new Stump a Scholar series at Patheos Progressive Christian. Every week, Patheos brings in experts to tackle your questions. This month, Patheos is focusing on the Bible and invited Jerry L. Sumney, professor of biblical studies at Lexington Theological Seminary, to be our resident scholar. Sumney is the author of Colossians: A Commentary (2008)... Read More

Tyler to Join Seminary as Mentoring Program Coordinator

Lexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2014 – Former Christian Church in Kentucky moderator Tanya J. Tyler joins Lexington Theological Seminary Sept. 1 as coordinator of the Mentoring Program. The Rev. Tyler was moderator of the Christian Church in Kentucky from 2008-2012. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Process of Discernment of Racism in North America for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, is a member of the Board of Directors for Chalice Press... Read More

Traditional, contemporary, or renewed?

“Traditional” or “contemporary” worship? How about “renewed” worship?   Lexington Theological Seminary’s webinar workshop series for church leaders continues Sept. 6 with “Renewing Worship” by Dr. O. Wesley Allen, LTS Professor of Homiletics and Worship.   Many churches focus solely on the issue of musical tastes or liturgical styles in relation to worship. In this webinar, Dr. Allen will offer a different model to shape congregational conversations about... Read More

LTS Class of 2014 Marks New Page in Seminary’s History

Lexington, Ky., June 20, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s class of 2014 turned a new page in the Seminary’s history and in their own lives as they crossed the stage at Crestwood Christian Church today at the 148th Commencement. The move from the old campus to the new was complete as LTS President Charisse L. Gillett conferred graduate and terminal degrees including Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity, with some students receiving certificates in ministry. In an effort... Read More

Rev. Kidwell to Receive 2014 Presidents Award

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2014 – The 2014 President’s Award for outstanding service and ministry will be awarded to the Rev. Gary Kidwell, longtime chairman of the Lexington Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. President Charisse L. Gillett will present the award to Kidwell at the 148th commencement ceremony June 20 at Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington. The President’s Award was established to recognize outstanding service and ministry on behalf of the Seminary by an... Read More

Beargrass Christian Church Honored as Congregational Partner

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s 2014 Congregational Partner Award recipient is Beargrass Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Ky. Since 1966, Beargrass Christian Church has funded a generous scholarship to assist ministerial students. Since that time, over 70 students have received the award including Jan Ehrmantraut, former Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky; LTS Lilly Grant Director and local... Read More

Edwards Featured Speaker at 148th Commencement

Lexington, Ky., June 12, 2014 – The Rev. Dr. William Edwards, Regional Pastor and President of the Christian Church in Ohio (Disciples of Christ), will deliver the keynote address at Lexington Theological Seminary’s 148th graduation service on Friday, June 20, at Crestwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington. Dr. Edwards offers an energetic and unique perspective of transformational ministry from both the broader Church as well as the congregational level. “His... Read More

Board Welcomes Kirkland and McManis as New Trustees

Lexington, Ky., March 28, 2014 – The Lexington Theological Seminary Board of Trustees welcomes William Kirkland and the Rev. Elizabeth McManis, both of Frankfort, Ky. Elizabeth Gilbert McManis is a lifelong Disciple of Christ. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Western Kentucky University, a Master’s of Public Affairs from Kentucky State University, completed all but her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Kentucky, and earned an M.Div. from Lexington Theological... Read More

Financial Impact on Ministry Team Grows

Lexington, Ky., Jan. 24, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s work to improve the economic well being of future pastors will include team member Deena Ainslie. Ainslie, who previously worked as an assistant to President Charisse L. Gillett, will serve as project assistant, beginning in February. The program is funded by a $250,000 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers. Ainslie is... Read More