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

May 19, 2022

Condemnation of Race-Based Murders in Buffalo

Moravian University, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary strongly condemn the recent race-based murders of ten Black women and men at...

May 16, 2022

COVID-19 Update

The safety and well being of our community are important to us. Although the COVID-19 community transmission rate in Lancaster County remains...

May 6, 2022

Seminary Honors Rev. Sara Hertzog, Rev. John Dieterly

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

Personal Finances for Ministers

July 12, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Seminary presents “Personal Finance for Ministers,” a 6-session online class to be held on Tuesday evenings  from 7:00-8:30pm ET, from July 12 through August […]

Learn LTS: Doctor of Ministry

August 4, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you interested in: Growing spiritually, Leading with inspiration and insight, Inquiring deeply through study and research, Engaging in rich dialogue with renowned faculty and engaged colleagues from many faith […]

Ministerial Ethics & Professional Development

August 23, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Seminary presents this 6-week online class on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm ET from August 23 through September 27, 2022. Taught by Dr. Jessica […]