Worship is central to the life of Lancaster Seminary. Faculty, students, administrators, and staff gather in the beautiful Santee Chapel every Wednesday for worship and to celebrate communion. Our worship services reflect a diversity of religious traditions. With this diversity comes a variety of liturgical practices that reflects our ecumenical community. Worship leaders are encouraged to incorporate their musical and theatrical talents as well as their language and other aspects of their religious and ethnic backgrounds into our worship life. Everyone is welcome!
Examine Your Faith
Define A Purpose
Start The Journey
The decision to pursue theological education can be a challenging endeavor with many different factors to consider. Responding to God's call and a desire to pursue theological education involves faith and preparation.
A Diverse Ecumenical Community
A vibrant and inclusive community of learning and spiritual formation, Lancaster Theological Seminary values diversity and the integration of intellectual, spiritual, social, and vocational learning. We have a diverse group of dedicated scholars and teachers representing different faith traditions, sharing a commitment to bring faith and intellect to bear in educating leaders for faith communities and the wider world.
Explore Metropolitan Lancaster
Location And Diversity
The historic, beautiful and vibrant Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, the second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area. The city of Lancaster has 60,000 residents and is driving distance from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C , the Jersey shore and Delaware beaches. Lancaster is a culturally and ethnically diverse area that is 55.2% White, 39.3% Hispanic or Latino ancestry (giving Lancaster the highest population of Hispanics in Pennsylvania.), 16.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, and 5.8% makes up two or more races.
Things to Do
The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the United States. In addition to Lancaster's boutiques, vintage shops, and art galleries, located on the famous "Gallery Row," it has the largest enclosed shopping center in South Central Pennsylvania. Lancaster is home to five higher education institutions.
Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, and to congressman and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.