Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

October 8, 2021

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, CARES Act, was passed by Congress on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as …

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New Mask Mandate in Effect

August 5, 2021

In an attempt to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, Lancaster Theological Seminary now requires that everyone wear a face mask when inside buildings on campus. The new mask mandate follows the new masking guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a …

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Dr. Greg Carey To Deliver Fall Convocation Address

July 26, 2021

On Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, Lancaster Theological Seminary officially opens the 197th academic year with Fall Convocation. This celebratory service of prayer, song and sermon features “One Body, Many Gifts,”  an address by Professor of New Testament Greg Carey. We will welcome our new and returning seminarians, mark faculty and staff milestones, and pay tribute …

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Lancaster Seminary, Moravian Univ. & Seminary to formally begin combining

July 19, 2021

Moravian University, including the Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary have received formal approval to commence work to combine the two seminaries. In April of this year, both schools announced the formation of a joint committee to explore combining the two historic institutions, pending final approval from the respective Boards of Trustees and the …

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Plans to Reopen In Person for Fall Term

July 12, 2021

We are delighted to once again welcome students for on-campus, in-person learning for the 2021-22 Fall Term. Lancaster Seminary’s Ann B. Barshinger Campus reopened as of July 6. Our Library will reopen on August 2. The Fall Term for weekend master’s programs begins August 20. The Fall Term for master’s day programs starts August 24. …

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Trustee Eric Hoerner Named Acting President

July 1, 2021

The Board of Trustees has appointed Eric Hoerner to serve as acting president of Lancaster Theological Seminary starting July 1. Hoerner will be the LTS administrative leader while the Seminary and Moravian University continue to work on merger plans. He succeeds Dr. David Rowe, whose one-year term as interim president ended June 30. Hoerner is …

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Campus reopens July 6

June 24, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary will reopen its Ann B. Barshinger Campus on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, and will continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines of federal, state, and local health and safety mandates. The Lancaster Seminary library will reopen to the public on August 2. In-person classes will resume for the 2021-22 Fall Term, with the …

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Free Webinar for Churches, Congregations, Pastors

June 14, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary invites pastors, congregations, and denominational organizations to participate in a special free webinar, A New Day Dawning: Leading the Church Toward the Light, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This program is designed to equip congregations for robust futures in the midst of significant and ongoing cultural shifts. The webinar …

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30 Graduate During 196th Commencement

May 8, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary awarded 29 graduate degrees and two certificates to members of the Class of 2021 during the 196th Commencement on May 8, 2021. The Rev. Dr. Dawson B. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples, Fla., delivered the commencement address, “Felines, Foibles, and Faith,” during a socially distanced ceremony held …

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Seminary Honors Rev. Gerald Simmons, Rev. Dana Schlegel

May 7, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary honored two of its graduates with awards recognizing excellence in ministry during the graduate school’s online Alumni Day event held on May 7. “On behalf of the Lancaster Seminary Alumni/ae Council, I am personally honored to bestow these prestigious awards to Rev. Simmons and Rev. Schlegel,” said the Rev. Dr. Chris Rankin, …

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