Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

Where the wisdom of tradition is applied in the innovative context of the West Coast

Associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is the only Lutheran seminary in the western half of the United States. PLTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of 19 seminaries and research centers in partnership with the UC Berkeley.

The resulting context in which we work and study is an interfaith and cross-cultural experience.

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Saturday, March 25th, 2023

Vocational Panel: Explore Ministry Pathways Beyond Traditional Pastoral Ministry

Did you know that not everyone who goes seminary plans to be a pastor? Have you felt a call to seminary but wondered what vocational path there might be for you in ministry? Join us for a Q&A discussion with people who are serving in diverse forms of ministry and explore where God might be calling you.

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Check out this video tour to get a feel for our campus, student housing, and surrounding neighborhood.

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Ethnic Diversity
The United States is an ethnic and culturally diverse country, on its way to having no ethnic majority, no English speaking majority, and no religious majority. This is California today. Come study in the context where issues of diversity meet theology in practical reality. Read more