Flexible Training at LTS

The Best of Both Worlds

Full-time seminary training is not the only way to prepare for pastoral ministry. Distance learning and church-based programmes are increasingly popular, due to the cost and upheaval that can be involved in moving to study at seminary full-time.

We recognise this at LTS. We have therefore developed our course so that it can be studied with maximum flexibility. In this way, we can offer the best of both worlds: all the benefits of a rigorous, thorough seminary training with face-to-face lecturing as part of a body of like-minded students preparing for ministry, without the cost and upheaval of relocating. Stay involved and serving in your home church - and, if you need to, remain in part-time employment - and come to seminary as well.

By attending at seminary two days a week (one full day followed by one morning half-day) over four years, the entire LTS course (without missing anything) can be completed. Or, by doing a middle year full-time, it can be done in just three years.

Alternatively, you might want to combine a church-based training programme with modules of a seminary course. Our course has the flexibility for this too. Taking one or more modules of the LTS course is simple and straightforward and fits well around an in-church programme. We will talk with you and your pastor to help draw up the right plan for your circumstances.

We have accommodation on-site for single students enabling you to stay overnight (or two nights or more, if needed) if you are travelling in from some distance. We currently have students from Coventry and from Dorset who are pursuing the course in this way. By staying at LTS overnight for one or two nights a week during term time (30 weeks per year), distance from London should not prevent you from studying at LTS and benefiting from all the advantages of seminary training.

To find out more, contact registrar@ltslondon.org