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.


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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

June 14, 2021

Free Webinar for Churches, Congregations, Pastors

Lancaster Theological Seminary invites pastors, congregations, and denominational organizations to participate in a special free webinar, A New Day Dawning: Leading the...

May 8, 2021

30 Graduate During 196th Commencement

Lancaster Theological Seminary awarded 29 graduate degrees and two certificates to members of the Class of 2021 during the 196th Commencement on...

May 7, 2021

Seminary Honors Rev. Gerald Simmons, Rev. Dana Schlegel

Lancaster Theological Seminary honored two of its graduates with awards recognizing excellence in ministry during the graduate school’s online Alumni Day event...

A New Day Dawning: Leading the Church Toward the Light

July 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lancaster Theological Seminary presents a free webinar, A New Day Dawning: Leading the Church Toward the Light, as a church re-orientation starter for pastors, congregations, and judicatories with presentations by […]

Offices Closed – Holiday

July 5, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

A Minister’s Job-Hunting Field Guide

July 6, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Seminary presents The Minister’s Job-Hunting Field Guide: Bivocational and Beyond. The six online classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm starting […]