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

β€œMore 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

April 22, 2024

199th Commencement will be May 4, 2024

Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold its 199th Commencement on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The graduate school of theology will award a total...

April 19, 2024

Lancaster Seminary Promotes Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams to Tenured Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship

The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees voted this week to promote the Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams to associate professor of...

February 29, 2024

Lancaster Theological Seminary to Host Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California) for The Rt. Rev. Dr. Nathan Baxter Forum for African American Studies

The trailblazing Democratic Congresswoman from California, Rep. Barbara Lee, comes to Lancaster Theological Seminary on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 5:00p.m. to...

Application Deadline

July 31, 2024

Wednesday, July 31, is the deadline to submit your completed application to enroll for the 2024-25 academic year.

Learn LTS: DMin

August 1, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Register here and join us for an online information session about the popular Doctor of Ministry program at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

DMin application deadline

August 15, 2024

Thursday, Aug. 15 is the deadline to submit your completed application for the Doctor of Ministry program starting in September 2024.