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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

  • Louisville, KY
  • http://www.lpts.edu

Mission Statement

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is called by God through the church to
educate men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world.

ruling year

1943

Principal Officer

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Michael Jinkins

Keywords

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theological education, seminary, ministry, Presbyterian, Methodist,

EIN

61-0444768

 Number

0386721853

Also Known As

Louisville Seminary

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Protestant (X21)

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This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Program 1

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.)is the first theological degree. Students are educated in Bible, theology, history, and a variety of other disciplines. They learn how to preach and teach competently in the church, how to counsel, and how to help people in situations of need. The M.Div. affords students a chance to apprentice themselves within the Christian community and to gain knowledge and skills to enable ministry. In applying themselves thoroughly to the study, students can help clarify their call to ministry and locate areas of special talent. The Master of Arts in Religion offers opportunities to learn and grow in service to the church. Concentration can be in either Bible or Religious Thought. The Program requires two years of study. The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Degree Program frames marriage and family therapy as a professional expression of the church"s ministry of pastoral care and counseling. Individuals trained in the MFT Program gain theoretical and practical tools to work as comprehensive mental health providers with a wide variety of problems, circumstances, and relational constellations framed by a theologically integrated systemic, relational and contextual understanding of human life. The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is a professional credential offered to persons who are already engaged in ministry and who wish to develop excellence in ministerial practice. The D.Min. is not a research degree intended to prepare candidates for academic careers. Its major focus is the ministry in which the candidate is engaged or some other form of ministry, possible one to which the candidate intends to move.

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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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Principal Officer

Michael Jinkins

BIO

The Rev. Dr. Michael Jinkins joined the Seminary faculty when he was called as President of Louisville Seminary in 2010. Jinkins previously taught at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he served as a professor, an administrator, and as Dean between 1993 and 2010. Dr. Jinkins has been ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 30 years and joined the Austin Seminary faculty following 12 years in pastoral leadership in congregations in the State of Texas and in Scotland.

Throughout nearly two decades of seminary teaching and leadership, Dr. Jinkins has contributed to the life of the church and the academy with a vigorous and dynamic integration of professional and academic research, writing, consultations, grant development, publishing, and editorial responsibilities. He is the author of 13 books, five of which have been published since 2004. Dr. Jinkins is passionate about theological education and preparing men and women for practical, public, and pastoral leadership in a world of cultural and religious difference. His experiences and contributions as a pastor, scholar, teacher, theologian, and academic administrator have earned him the respect of his students, his colleagues, his peers, denominational leaders, the academy, and the church. He is excited about serving as the Seminary’s ninth president and for the future of Louisville Seminary, particularly its vision for building an inclusive seminary community in which people can gain theological education to prepare them to serve God in an increasingly pluralistic world.

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Pam Kidd

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