1/19/2016 6:20:00 PM
CHICAGO (ELCA) – In simultaneous meetings held on their respective campuses January 12-13, the boards of Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries adopted identical resolutions calling for “the creation of a new school of theology and leadership formation.”
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia are two of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Both boards’ resolutions stated their actions were taken “in the conviction that God and the church are calling us into a new venture of theological education, with a mission of preparing faithful Christian leaders for the church and the world.” The boards’ unanimous actions authorized the two schools’ presidents and other officers to take all necessary steps required prior to their April 2016 board meetings that would launch the process of creating a unified Lutheran seminary.
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