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. We actively engage students in the process of integrating all the aspects of their lives - spiritual, emotional, academic, ministerial, relational, financial, and physical - in order to discover a wider and deeper way of living.

Organized into 2 levels (100 and 200), our program provides MDiv students with supervised ministry experience and regular opportunities to learn from their experiences through focused discussion with colleagues. The program also exposes students, through a diverse student population and through their guided visit to another part of the world, to different ways of shaping a life of faith and leadership.

Our program has four elements:

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

While the program is directed by the Director of Ministerial Formation, each member of the LTS faculty and a variety of pastoral leaders in the region participate in facilitating the program and advising the students.

Please direct any questions about the program to Dr. David Mellott, Dean of Lancaster Theological Seminary, 717-290-8751 or