Visit Our Campus
NOTE: Out of an abundance of care and caution due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office of Admissions at Louisville Seminary is suspending in-person campus visits until further notice. We encourage prospective students to participate in one of our upcoming virtual recruitment events. If you provide us with your contact information (complete form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org), we will keep you informed of these events and other online resources that will be helpful as you discern your call to Louisville Seminary, and we will let you know when we resume in-person visits.Open House
Plan a virtual visit today
Interacting with the campus, even from afar, is encouraged as a part of your decision-making process. Experience first-hand the community at Louisville Seminary by meeting with faculty, students and staff. Attend classes, tour the campus, join the community in worship and learn about life in Louisville. If you are unable to attend a virtual Exploratory Days event, please send an email to email@example.com to request a virtual individual visit opportunity.
For a 20-minute introduction to Louisville Seminary with the opportunity to chat with some current students, register for a virtual Open House session. Our open house events will be held on the last Monday of each month (September 28, October 26, and November 30) at either 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. EST. All events will provide the same information, with an opportunity for Q&A with current students and Admissions Office staff.
To register for one of our virtual open houses, visit: https://www.lpts.edu/forms/virtual-open-house. The registration deadline is the Friday prior to the scheduled Monday Open House.
Exploratory Days (Virtual)
If you’d like a more in-depth experience, join us for our virtual Fall Exploratory Days event. This event will span the week of October 5-9, and will include chapel worship, vocational discernment and small group time, a faculty meet and greet, and the opportunity to sit-in on as many classes as you’d like for the week.
To register for virtual Fall Exploratory Days, visit: https://www.lpts.edu/forms/virtual-exploratory-days. The registration deadline is September 30.
If you attend one of our fall events and apply to a master’s level program by December 1, 2020, YOUR APPLICATION FEE WILL BE WAIVED!
For questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (502)-992-9373 or (800)-264-1839, ext. 373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
by Marcus A. Hong
Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Chapel Worship Coordinator
Doctor of Ministry Admission