Lancaster Theological Seminary Pastor-in-Residence Program
with a clear idea of what you want to happen and some specific goals, .
. . build in room for spontaneity and "ah-ha" experiences.”
time with seminary faculty and administrators gave me new
insight into the challenges of theological education for our time.”
was delighted in the way my gifts and experiences in parish ministry were accepted
by the entire seminary community. I felt like I impacted the students and
are just some of the comments from past participants in the Pastor-in-Residence
program at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Former Pastors-in-Residence have included those on sabbatical leave from their primary places of ministry, those who may be doing special research and others who may have just retired or are thinking about retirement. Each of these individuals found ways to be enriched by participating in seminary life and contributing his or her own unique gifts to the Lancaster Seminary community.
general, preference is given to pastors who are able to be on campus for the
duration of either the fall term (September 15 through December 15) or spring
term (February 1 through April 30). These time-frames provide the most exposure
to students, faculty, courses and other events in the life of the Seminary.
their time at Lancaster Seminary, Pastors-in-Residence may sit in on regular seminary
courses, use the Seminary’s library as well as the library at nearby Franklin
& Marshall College, attend special lectures, workshops and other continuing
education events on campus, participate in chapel, and interact with students
and faculty. Some Pastors-in-Residence have been called upon to preach in
chapel, if they are willing, or to share their expertise during a class or
through leading a “community hour” lecture. Depending upon availability,
housing may be offered at a reduced rate.
you would like to be considered for the Lancaster Seminary Pastor-in-Residence program, complete
the application form, indicating the specific dates
you would like to be on campus and what you hope to accomplish during your time
here. Some biographical information, a brief resume and a reference from a
judicatory representative (such as UCC Area Conference Minister, United
Methodist District Superintendent, Presbytery Executive, etc.) should also be
for application are March 1 to be considered for the following Fall Term and
October 1 to be considered for the following Spring Term
Pastor-in-Residence Application Form