Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold the 191st Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2016, awarding 26 advanced academic degrees, two Certificates in Youth & Young Adult Ministry, and one Certificate in Lay Leadership to 28 candidates.
In the Class of 2016, 16 candidates will receive a Master of Divinity degree; six will receive a Master of Arts in Religion; and four will receive the Seminary’s highest degree, Doctor of Ministry. Two students, including one who also will receive a Master of Divinity, will be awarded a Certificate in Youth & Young Adults Ministry, and one candidate will receive a Certificate of Lay Leadership.
Commencement day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 with a Baccalaureate Worship Service in Santee Chapel on the Seminary campus. The Commencement Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster.
Tony Campolo, Ph.D., noted author, preacher and educator, will deliver the commencement remarks, “The Church for the 21st Century.” Dr. Campolo is a founder of the Red Letter Christian movement, and founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. A noted media commentator on religious, social and political matters, Dr. Campolo is author of 39 books including Red Letter Revolution. He is a professor emeritus at Eastern University, and associate pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.
In addition to the members of the Class of 2016 and their loved ones, nearly 60 alumni/ae are expected to be on hand for the event, including members of the Class of 1956 who are celebrating their 60th reunion.
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Lancaster Theological Seminary, a graduate school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is known for academic excellence, celebration of differences across Christian traditions, and creative engagement on issues of importance to our world.