LSTC Stories

Togu Sihite: In the U.S. seminary classes ‘go deeper’ He calls LSTC a “small world,” because it is a small school with so much diversity, especially global students. He’s gotten to know lots of people from other countries, learn from them and get new perspectives. He believes God has things in store for him that he’s never even dreamed about.
Kyle Duff: 'To be salt and light in the world' Public Church curriculum and the Public Church Fellows program became the draw to LSTC. It fit with the strong emphasis within him during college: “to do good as a church, to be salt and light in the world… This is the type of pastoral ministry I feel called to.”
William E. Flippin Jr. shares his 'My LSTC story' “My goal and hope for Public Church Fellows is continuing the training of public theologians and urban practitioners who can be the headlights of social change and praxis.”
George Zachariah shares his 'My LSTC story' “LSTC’s location on the South Side of Chicago is a constant reminder to be suspicious about the theological reflections, missional models, and ministerial practices that are coming from the locations of power and privilege. This prophetic suspicion is constructive as it re-forms theology and de-centers the Church.”
Ismael Calderón's journey led to Jesus Despite the language barrier and rigorous learning, “I feel like I belong here."
Brianna Lloyd Brianna Lloyd is bringing agriculture to ministry Lloyd was drawn to LSTC's message of Public Church.
Yehiel Curry LSTC experiences prepared Yehiel Curry to serve in multiple capacities within the church Yehiel Curry was elected bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod on June 8, 2019.
Jonas Ellison Seminary just a "side step" for Jonas Ellison Ellison said he was on the path to ministry before he became a Christian. Entering seminary wasn’t a new path, just a “side step” for him.
Meet Veronica Mwakasungura: ‘My church needs pastors and I’m happy to be one of them’ She is intent on helping people 'tell their stories' since the genocide in Rwanda.
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