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Are you called into the world?

Study in the city—prepare for ministry in the world. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, nestled in the eclectic neighborhood of Hyde Park, is known for its excellence in equipping visionary leaders to serve the public church. We believe the best way to prepare leaders to serve in a diverse world is to tap into the resources and relationships offered by a lively city. 

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Leaders of Leaders

Our superior faculty provides a sound theological education, and invites students to tackle difficult questions and tough ethical issues. LSTC values both its Lutheran heritage and its commitment to shaping forward-thinking leaders who bear the good news of Jesus Christ to the communities to which God calls them.

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Affordable and Accessible

Financing a seminary education can be a challenge. We’ll work with you one-on-one to tap into generous donations and partnerships with organizations and foundations to find you scholarships and grants. 

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Hyde Park, a popular neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, is ethnically and economically diverse. Student housing is just across the street from the seminary, and all the perks of a large city are within blocks: shops, museums, restaurants, public transportation, and beautiful Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago, located nearby, shares its world-class library and its social and cultural life with seminary students.

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  • October 9-10, 2019 2019 Homecoming: Hear My Voice Reminisce and reconnect with former classmates, learn what’s new at LSTC, engage in special worship services and programs, explore the Campus and Hyde Park Community, and let’s celebrate the many years of ministry and service together. More info coming soon!
  • October 10-12, 2019 Music That Makes Community Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire to explore how paperless music can strengthen and enrich worship and community life. Learn more or register here.
  • October 19-21, 2019 Seminary Sampler Learn more about degree programs, costs and financial aid, what it’s like to be a student, and the community at LSTC. More at www.lstc.edu/admissions/visit.
  • November 5, 2019, 12:15 – 12:45 P.M. Manz Organ Recital This free lunchtime recital features Stephen Alltop, Director of Music for the Alice Millar Chapel and Senior Lecturer at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, on the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC.
  • November 11, 2019, 11:15 A.M. Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Commitment in Observance of Kristallnacht The local Jewish community joins and leads this powerful service of remembrance of the massive, coordinated attacks the were made against Jews throughout the German Reich on Nov. 9-10, 1938, that have come to be known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.
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