"I had never been to Chicago, even to the United States, but I did not feel alone. I was never alone or lost or felt like I didn’t know anyone. My community in Rwanda need their stories to be told. Change can happen. I can’t wait to take my knowledge from LSTC home. I can’t wait to go home and share all the tools I have. My church needs educated pastors and I am happy to be one of them."
Immerse yourself in the academic study of theology with an MA degree from LSTC. Whether you are interested in church history, systematic theology, interfaith, Bible or other areas of inquiry, our superb faculty and academic partners in Hyde Park make LSTC an ideal place for serious theological study. Flexible curriculum makes it possible to concentrate work in any chosen field or to complete a more generalist approach to theological study.
Leaders for a Public Church Curriculum
LSTC’s curriculum cultivates competencies for leadership in a public church that focuses on community engagement, public witness, and social transformation. Our holistic approach to theological education breaks academic disciplines out of their silos and allows creative collaboration to flourish.
MA students take seven Orienting and Deepening Courses and nine additional Pathway Courses for a total of 16 courses. Coursework for the MA can be completed in two years.
MA Orienting and Deepening Courses
- Cultural Context: Public Church I, Cultural Context
- Religious Heritage: Scripture I and II, History and Theology I and II
- Summative Evaluation
LSTC is a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools consortium (ACTS), making hundreds of classes available to MA students at 11 denominational seminaries in the Chicago area, three within walking distance of LSTC.Apply Now
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