The Leading Online Seminary in the U.S.

Preparing Leaders for the Church Since 1865

Why LTS: Who We Are and What We Offer

Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations.

Our Mission

The mission of Lexington Theological Seminary is to prepare faithful leaders for the church of Jesus Christ and, thus, to strengthen the church’s participation in God’s mission for the world.

Lexington Theological Seminary seeks to be a servant of the church preparing men and women for ministry in congregations through:

• innovative instruction
• flexible curriculum
• congregational experience
• compassionate engagement with the needs of society

The Seminary offers an online program that is competency-based, congregation-centered and developmental in its commitment to prepare people for leadership in congregational ministry.

As an integral part of the church, the seminary serves the church as a theological resource and as a center of continuing education for clergy and lay leaders.

What is Competency-Based Education?

LTS classes are formatted in lengths of 2, 4, or 8 weeks. As soon as students demonstrate mastery of a skill through a competency exam, they are free to move on to more challenging material. This system allows students to progress at their own rate. Competency-based education is particularly valuable for our students who are progressing through the LTS curriculum while juggling several responsibilities.

How We’re Different

No matter where you live, Lexington Theological Seminary is dedicated to providing our students with a holistic, modern approach to pastoral development. Rooted in the local congregation, your education is primarily hands-on.

The LTS online model of theological seminary education makes it possible to answer God’s calling for your life no matter where you live and work.

Our program is also affordable. More than half of our students graduate with zero debt.

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