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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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  • December 3, 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.
  • December 5, 2019, 7:00 P.M. BY ANY GREENS NECESSARY: THE INTERCONNECTION OF FOOD, FAITH AND ECOLOGY FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL Monica Brown Moss, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, gives the free public keynote lecture for a symposium on Ecology and Theological Education. This presentation explores the intersection of faith, food, health equity and community change as well as the process of cultivating a culture of holistic health within a unique spiritual context. To learn more about the lecture or the symposium, contact Barbara Rossing.
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