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 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...

April 30, 2021

Martha MacAdam Named Interim VP Development

Lancaster Theological Seminary Interim President David Rowe has appointed Martha P. MacAdam of Conestoga, Pa., Interim Vice President for Development. A longtime...

Admissions: 3rd Tuesday Talk – Tales From the Other Side

May 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our Admissions Team for a one-hour online conversation with some of our alumni as they reflect on their time at LTS. They will share their experiences and advice about navigating seminary. […]

Admissions: Learn LTS Informational Session

June 3, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this informative look into the seminary experience. You will hear from key leadership, faculty, staff, and students about what makes a Lancaster Seminary experience so special. There’ll be […]

Mercersburg Convocation Day 1

June 7, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The 2021 Mercersburg Convocation will be held online. The topic is “Polarization and Reconciliation: Hints from the Mercersburg Tradition.” Click here for the flyer