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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.


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

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“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

December 18, 2020

Update: Presidential Search

The Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, provides an update on the committee’s progress including the...

November 17, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary presented the Reverend Dr. K. Edward Brandt with the 2020 Robert Moss Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry this...

November 6, 2020

National Search for New President Launched

Lancaster Theological Seminary today launched a national search to find its 12th president to succeed the Rev. Dr. Carol E. Lytch. Lytch...

Saturday Chapel – Kecia Munroe, Preacher

January 16, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The preacher for Jan. 16 will be seminarian Kecia Munroe. Click here for the Zoom link Click here for the bulletin

Third Tuesday Talk – Vocation: More Than Pastoring

January 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the first of our ongoing online series Third Tuesday Talks, featuring topical conversations with Q & A! Our topic on Jan. 19 will be Vocation: More Than Pastoring. […]

Wednesday Chapel – Myka Kennedy Stephens, Preacher

January 20, 2021 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The preacher for Jan. 20 will be Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography and Seminary Librarian Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens. Click here for the Zoom link Click here for the bulletin