Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)
Chicago has more people studying theology than any other city except Rome, Italy. The 12 Chicago-area seminaries that make up the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) make up the largest portion of those students. LSTC students may cross-register for any courses offered by ACTS members.
Wartburg Theological Seminary, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and LSTC make up the Covenant Cluster seminaries. They are part of a network of theological education providers in ELCA Regions 4, 5, and 6. Read more about the Covenant Cluster.
Hispanic Summer Program
LSTC is a partner seminary in the national Hispanic Summer Program, where Hispanic seminary students regularly come together for an ecumenical educational experience that deals with the issues and experiences of Hispanics and their churches.
Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI)
LSTC is the only Lutheran seminary that is part of the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium of 19 seminaries and universities across the United States. HTI regularly supports Hispanic PhD candidates at LSTC through scholarships and fellowships.
Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE)
SCUPE is a tremendous resource for all LSTC students, but especially for those concentrating on urban ministry. Learn more.
University of Chicago (U of C)
Our affiliation with U of C enriches the LSTC community through access to its libraries, facilities, and academic and cultural programs.
LSTC’s dual degree program with the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration makes it possible for master of arts or master of divinity students to complete both the AM degree (equivalent of a master’s in social work) and their LSTC degree in one year less than it would take to earn them separately.
Urban Clinical Pastoral Education Consortium
The Urban Clinical Pastoral Education Consortium is a partnership of 13 urban sites and five theological schools committed to CPE education with a focus on urban/public ministry that includes the pastoral and prophetic dimensions of ministry.