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Why Lancaster Seminary?
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We offer an ecumenical approach to theological education and spiritual formation. Our community is enriched through the welcoming of all faith traditions.

We understand the integration of faith and social action are part of the spiritual formation process. Social justice, as a spiritual practice, drives our work to dismantle systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, and xenophobia in our classrooms, our worship, and our communities.

We are a vibrant and inclusive community of learners and spiritual people on many paths. We value this diversity and the integration of intellectual, spiritual, social, and vocational learning to better equip people for ministry in a variety of settings.

We understand the challenge in finding time to complete a graduate degree! You can choose the master’s degree format that best fits your life: take classes weekdays Tuesday through Friday morning or attend weekend classes Friday evenings and Saturday mornings (with on campus commuter housing available). Our weekend program makes it possible to continue working while getting your degree.

We have a wide variety of scholarships and initiatives to help you afford your degree so you can focus on your studies and spiritual formation. By doing what we can to help you graduate with less debt, we believe that you will be better equipped for to lead and succeed in your calling.

Which program is best for you?

Choosing the right program is extremely important and depends on your educational and vocational aspirations. If you are uncertain about which program suits your aspirations, our Admissions team is happy to help in your discernment process. Contact us by email ( or phone (717-290-8741) so that we can help you determine which program will help you achieve your goals.