Campus life at LTS offers a rich variety of experiences, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and interests of our community. Students organize social events such as community potlucks and spontaneously gather in the courtyard for evenings of chat. The seminary encourages and supports students as they organize their own events around common interests.
Both seminarians and the larger community have many opportunities throughout the year to participate in worship that reflects the richness of the various streams within our collective faith traditions. During the academic year students lead worship, bringing the traditions of their own backgrounds and sharing them as we come together before God. Two sessions of Summer Academy, as well as a series of lectures and workshops throughout the year provide other venues for spiritual and intellectual exploration.
As a Christian community of learning, the seminary community expects all members to show respect for one another, including care for the personal well-being and faith development of others and sensitivity to personal differences, including racial, sexual, ethnic and religious diversity. In celebration of our diversity the seminary also hosts LGBT Week each fall and African American Heritage Celebration in the spring. The LTS Allies group also organizes a variety of events throughout the year for LGTB seminarians and their supporters.
Around the Neighborhood
LTS is conveniently located to houses of worship of many different traditions, providing opportunities for students to experience a variety of worship styles and faith communities.
Campus housing provides unfurnished one- and two-bedroom apartments available for rent by those relocating to the area. The surrounding residential community also offers a wide variety of apartments and houses for rent.
Located just blocks away from historic downtown Lancaster, students are close enough to enjoy everything that the city has to offer from the Central Market, to the Fulton Opera House and a host of shops, galleries and boutiques.
On the first Friday of each month business owners downtown open their doors and invite people in to view art while offering refreshments. The seminary is also within walking distance of Clipper Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers minor league baseball team.