LANCASTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Overview
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Programs: Lancaster Theological Seminary's three degree programs —Master of Divinity, Masters of Arts (Religion), and Doctor of Ministry — are committed to integrating academic excellence and spiritual growth with vocational training. Graduates serve in a variety of vocations: as pastors and religious educators; as hospital, military, and college chaplains; as spiritual directors, denominational officers, college professors, and leaders in the nonprofit sector. Recent expansions of educational offerings include certificates in lay leadership and youth and young adult ministry, as well as specialized tracks within the MDiv focused on spiritual direction and chaplaincy. Although the seminary is officially affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a broad and progressive Protestant denomination, it serves an ecumenical constituency.
The Seminary also offers a wide range of educational opportunities beyond the degree programs, including a support program for recently ordained pastors, an active program for youth, a summer academy for lay persons, and a program of open lectures and workshops. Each year over 3000 participants—from youth through retirement age—are involved in one or more of its programs.