LSTC’s Mission and Vision


The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Forming visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Seeking to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation.

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is:

Christ-centered – Striving by God’s grace to follow Christ’s call to loving service.

Responsive to context – Embracing its diverse urban setting and exciting academic environment that enable learning from and ministering to the community. Relationships with synods and congregations provide academic and practical experiences that meet the needs of the church.

Attentive to diversity – Emphasizing knowing and honoring the perspectives of all nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, Christian traditions, and religions to form leaders whose witness to the Gospel will build communities of hospitality and reconciliation.

Committed to excellence – Sending leaders into church and world who are prepared academically, practically, and spiritually to serve in a variety of vocational and ministry settings. Faculty members are faithful Christians who are internationally recognized scholars and teachers. Administration and Staff strive to provide exemplary service to all constituents.

Content reproduced from LSTC’s webpage, found under “Mission Vision Values” last modified on October 7, 2013.


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