Continuing Education - Lifelong Learning

Lancaster Theological Seminary’s Department of Continuing Education / Lifelong Learning is delighted to present some of the area’s best theological ​education and spiritual formation programs for both lay persons and clergy to learn and develop leadership skills that can help transform their own lives and those of the congregations they serve.

Leading the department is the Rev. Dr. Larry Covin, Jr., (DMin '12), an alumnus who joined us in 2014 from Atlanta. An author, professor, and in-demand consultant in the areas of ethics, social justice, nonviolence training, and prison reform, Larry is an ordained minister in both the Disciples of Christ and Methodist churches. Read more.



Jeremiah Wright Master Class: Theology from the Black Perspective is a weeklong course in May held in the mornings and offering 2 CEUs.

Summer Academy is a weeklong program promoting lay theological education and continuing education for pastors that integrates worship, the arts, music, spiritual formation, and academic classes.

Academic Lecture Series is free and open to all, presenting topics on innovative themes in theology, the arts, worship, world Christianity, and stewardship, including the annual LGBT and African American Heritage Celebration Lectures.

Anti-Racism Institute is held twice a year, in partnership with the Lancaster YWCA.

Safe Church Intensive is an interactive 5-day course for religious leaders' training in the Safe Church process for protecting children and youth from sexual abuse. In Partnership with the Samaritan Counseling Center of Lancaster.

Youth Programs including Leadership Now, Youth Discover Days, and Justice Summit Retreat.

Continuing Education Audit The Lancaster Seminary Continuing Education Audit program is non-credit and designed for personal enrichment