Ministerial Formation

The Ministerial Formation Program is a vital part of the Master of Divinity Program. The process of becoming a spiritual leader in our world requires us to pay attention to our lives. As a Master of Divinity student, you will be actively engaged in the process of integrating all the aspects of your lives - spiritual, emotional, academic, ministerial, relational, financial, and physical - in order to discover a wider and deeper way of living.

Organized into 4 levels (100 - 400), our program provides you with supervised ministry experience and regular opportunities to learn from your experiences through focused discussion with colleagues. You also will be exposed to different ways of shaping a life of faith and leadership, through a diverse student population and through a guided visit to another part of the world.

Our program has four elements:

  • Field Education
  • Ministry Seminars
  • Comprehensive Vocational Reviews
  • International Cross-Cultural Seminar

The Director of Ministerial Formation leads the program and each member of Lancaster Seminary's faculty plus a variety of pastoral leaders in the region facilitate the program, advising you and reviewing your progress.

Questions about the program? Contact Dr. David Mellott, Director of Ministerial Formation and Dean of Lancaster Theological Seminary, (717) 290-8754 or