Examine your faith. Define a purpose.

Lancaster Theological Seminary, a graduate school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is known for academic excellence, celebration of differences across Christian traditions, and creative engagement on issues important to our world. Our mission is to educate and nurture leaders to join in God’s redemptive and liberating work so that all creation may flourish.

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Start here if you’re interested in finding your own voice and ministry in a diverse and welcoming community engaging with issues important to our world.


Our Programs

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Our programs offer preparation for lay/ordained ministry, vocations in nonprofit leadership, and doctoral studies in theology.

Kind Words

“More than a place for theological study, Lancaster Seminary is where we discover more about ourselves and God. It is the spiritual intersection at which our faith journeys, traditions, experiences, and ideas meet.”

The Rev. Scott Siciliano

MDiv 2017

November 9, 2021

Faculty Rejects Anti-Jewish Hate-Filled Ideology

We, members of the Lancaster Theological Seminary faculty, strongly voice our opposition to the claims being made by the white nationalist Charles...

November 4, 2021

Rev. Dr. Diane Bogues Named Senior Director of Joint Seminary Enrollment & Financial Aid

The Rev. Dr. Diane Bogues is the new Senior Director of Joint Seminary Enrollment and Financial Aid, responsible for recruiting, enrollment and...

October 8, 2021

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, CARES Act, was passed by Congress on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2...

No Saturday Chapel Today

November 27, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

It’s Thanksgiving Break! Saturday chapel services resume Dec. 4.

Wed. Worship – Carrie Call, Preacher

December 1, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The UCC Penn Central Conference Minister The Rev. Dr. Carrie Call is the preacher for this worship service.

Learn LTS: Explore Our Degree Programs

December 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You’re invited to this virtual open house to learn more about Lancaster Theological Seminary, our affordable, accessible, and flexible degree programs, and hear from students, staff and faculty about our […]