Prospective Students

Contact the Office of Admissions
Email: Admissions@lpts.edu
Phone: (800)-264-1839 (toll free)
Phone: (502) 992-9373

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Visit Our Campus

NOTE: The Office of Admissions at Louisville Seminary has resumed scheduling in-person campus visits. Additionally, we will be continuing our virtual Open House events during the fall and spring semesters. More information will be available later this summer. If you provide us with your contact information (complete form here or email admissions@lpts.edu), we will keep you informed of these events and other resources that will be helpful as you discern your call to Louisville Seminary.



Plan an in-person or virtual visit today
Visiting Louisville Seminary, whether in-person or remotely from the comfort of your own home, is encouraged as a part of your decision-making process. Experience first-hand the campus community by meeting with faculty, students, and staff. Attend classes, tour the campus, join the community in worship, and learn about life in Louisville. To schedule a visit, complete this form.
Individual Visit Request Form

Open House
Beginning in September, we will host a variety of Open House events during the fall and spring semesters. Visit our website later this summer for a schedule of events and to register.

If you schedule a campus visit or attend a fall virtual Open House and have a completed application to a master’s level program on file by December 1, 2021, YOUR APPLICATION FEE WILL BE WAIVED!

For questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (502)-992-9373 or (800)-264-1839, ext. 373 or admissions@lpts.edu.

Exploring Your Vocation & Call

Is God Calling You?
In Psalm 139 the poet asks God, "Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” God pursues us persistently, and this ultimately is comforting, for it is our Creator who knows us best, who “formed our inmost parts.” The God who has “written all our days” also has dreamed for each of us a plan perfectly fitted for our own talents and gifts. God calls us—and is calling someone even now—to use those gifts in service to Christ’s church.

Traditionally, Presbyterians have insisted that gifts for church leadership be developed through theological education. Our denominational seminaries provide unequalled instruction and training. Our gifted students arrive on the Louisville campus and then begin the process of becoming good pastors, counselors, and teachers—servant leaders equipped to help the people of God make theological and biblical sense out of our troubled but exciting world.

We train pastors who are lifelong learners and who assume personal responsibility for integrating classical theological knowledge with the skills and practices of congregational ministry. We challenge our students to live compassionate lives that are congruent with the gospel, taking seriously the commission of Jesus to spread the good news of salvation, justice, love, and mercy. In the skilled hands of our outstanding faculty, students are stretched, nurtured, and cherished as persons who are, in Paul’s words, “stewards of the mysteries of God.” We invite you to join us.

As you are discerning God's call, we pray with you...

Almighty God, in Christ you pursue us with grace, lovingly capture us in your mercy, and set us free for humble service. Life-giving Spirit, you give each of us gifts for ministry; your purposes stir our souls and give our lives meaning. O Christ, give us courage to respond willingly to your call, relying always on your guidance, strength, and protection.

Resources for Discernment
Christian Vocation - PC(USA) Presbyterian Mission Agency
Equipping Vocational Discovery - Forum for Theological Exploration

Perspectives on Discernment

Marcus A. Hong

Discernment
by Marcus A. Hong
Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Chapel Worship Coordinator

Debra Mumford

The Call of God Is Not all about You
by Debra Mumford
Dean of the Seminary
Frank H. Caldwell Associate Professor of Homiletics
Director of the Money Matters for Ministry Program

Dianne Reistroffer

Why you SHOULD come and NOT come to Seminary
by Dianne Reistroffer
Professor Emerita of Ministry and Methodist Studies

Dr. Susan R. Garrett

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Part I
Vocation or Call as a "form of desire"
by Susan R. Garrett
Professor of New Testament

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Part II
A Calling to the Learned Ministry
by Susan R. Garrett
Professor of New Testament

Master's Application

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For questions, contact the Office of Admissions at:

Admissions Office
Becky Young, Admissions Specialist
(502) 992-9369 or (800)-264-1839, ext. 369
Email: byoung@lpts.edu

Financial Aid

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Doctor of Ministry Admission

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