The first step

Are you ready to think about theological education in a whole new way?

Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS) offers an online model of theological seminary education. Graduate study at LTS provides students with a holistic approach to pastoral development in which the intellectual, practical and spiritual are fully integrated throughout the curriculum. Rooted in the local congregation, your education is primarily hands-on. Lexington makes it possible to answer your call where you live and work. It’s also affordable. More than half of our students graduate with no debt.

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Students at Lexington are diverse in age, denomination, race, geographic location, and gender. They have one thing in common: they all desire to learn more about the life of faith and answer a call. Students at LTS come from a variety of backgrounds; our students are engineers and teachers, nurses and parents, recent graduates and second-career pastors. At Lexington you will find your place in a community. Won’t you join us?

Read more below, and email Admissions Director Carol Devine at if you would like to talk more about how you can say yes to a call to ministry without moving to campus. You can also contact her using the handy contact form below. Also check out our FAQ’s page for questions and answers about our admissions process, programs, and more.

Finding Community

M.Div. student Joey Pusateri found an unexpected bond with classmates in the online program at Lexington Theological Seminary.

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A New Approach

M.Div. students Tomeka and Peter describe the online program at Lexington Theological Seminary.

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I'm stronger in my faith, stronger in my person, stronger as a student. Anna Hope Curwood, M.Div Student

Learning through serving

At a glance, this model:

  • Establishes the congregation as a primary center for learning
  • Provides a pastoral mentor to each student
  • Uses short-term courses of two to eights weeks rather than three-month courses.
  • Incorporates distance learning and short-term residency experiences.
  • Develops online, interactive covenant groups with students and professors.
  • Involves parish ministers in the courses and covenant groups to provide practical counsel.
  • Operates on a year-round schedule and monthly registration.
  • Offers flexibility to a variety of students, from those seeking a degree to lay leaders who want to enhance their service to the church by furthering their education. It also reaches more students who represent the textured, diverse face of today’s church and the depth of voices needed to shape the church of tomorrow.

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