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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

God calls people every day to step up to the challenge, expand horizons, and bring change to the world through the power of the Gospel. Our mission at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) is to teach, form, and nurture women and men for public ministry in a context that is Christ-centered, faithfully Lutheran and ecumenically committed.

Students of LTSS experience:
• Curriculum focused on meaningful leadership, mission, and ministry
• Experiential service learning and community engagement
• High quality instruction by dedicated faculty
• Holistic student formation
• Ecumenical context


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  • LTSS - Experiences

The Center is located in the capital city of Columbia, SC which offers an abundance of experiences and entertainment to enjoy.

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  • LTSS - Faculty

Lenoir-Rhyne is affiliated with the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds. The LTSS is one of eight seminary institutions of the ELCA, which welcomed The Reverend Dr. Timothy M. Smith as its new Bishop in September 2015.

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  • LTSS - Faculty

Since 2000, The Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Bell, Jr. has served as an integral member of the LTSS faculty. He is part of the Southern Seminary's team, dedicated to preparing others to serve God through ministry and service.

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  • LTSS - Innovative Teaching

The Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) Speaker Series invites prominent religious figures and authors to share their work and beliefs with audiences at LRU and the LTSS. The IFL at LRU, in conjunction with the Academy for Faith and Leadership (AFL) at LTSS, endeavor to provide programming that contributes to and enriches "a culture of the intellect" that is theologically based and directed to Christians of all traditions.

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  • LTSS - Innovative Teaching

LTSS works hand-in-hand with local leaders to strengthen the community through ministry.

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