Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

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About LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

LSTC graduates are grounded in the Lutheran tradition and informed by ecumenical and interfaith relationships.  They are able to respond to the diversity and changing dynamics of contemporary life. They knowledgeably interpret the Scriptures and the ecumenical traditions of the church; witness to the reconciling Word of God through their lives and their ministries of service, teaching, preaching, administering the sacraments and inviting people to the Christian faith. They care for God’s people and God’s creation, revitalizing the church as it seeks to transform the world.  

LSTC’s location and partnerships provide a wealth of resources for students:

  • The 12-seminary consortium, the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, gives students cross-registration privileges for classroom and online courses.
  • The University of Chicago, with its intellectual, artistic and recreational resources is literally across the street.
  • Area congregations offer students a variety of field education experiences.
  • The ELCA churchwide offices are within easy commuting distance.

Wherever your call is leading you, LSTC can help you get there.

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