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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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  • April 1, 11:45 a.m. 2019 Lutheran Heritage Lecture ‘Public Church, Public Youth’ Dr. Jeremy Myers, associate professor of religion at Augsburg University and director of the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute, will offer a vocational understanding of young people that frees them from the limitations of developmental and economic frameworks. A vocational understanding of young people necessitates a public church which is a faith community seeking to proclaim good news in the public square for the common good.
  • April 28, 4 p.m. 31st Annual LSTC Gospel Choir Concert Join the LSTC Gospel Choir and guest choirs and artists for this benefit concert for the Grover Wright and Rev. Carole A. Burns Scholarship Funds.
  • May 31-June 1 20th Biennial Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics: “Advocacy and Resistance in a Divided Time” Co-sponsored by McCormick Theological Seminary and LSTC, this conference features keynote speakers the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Drawing on their extensive experience building movements for social change, these speakers will address the pressing issues of our diverse communities, calling us to the work of advocacy and resistance. In order to address these concerns locally, this conference uniquely places Chicago organizations working for justice alongside leading scholars making constructive use of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Register here.
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