We make top-tier liberal, progressive theological education accessible

Following a call to ministry and religious leadership is a leap of faith—chances are, you’ve been feeling the call for years and can no longer ignore it.

We understand how daunting it can be to take that leap and find a seminary that can nurture your journey toward your call. You may be wondering if you can afford it, whether you’ll have to uproot your family and move in order to attend, or whether you could get the support you need at a closer seminary affiliated with a different denomination or faith tradition.

That is why we organize and deliver our curriculum in our own particular way. We are a low-residency school so you can stay in your community, and we integrate internships into your learning so you can learn by doing. Because of this Contextual Learning model, you can complete your education more effectively in less time.

Our students cultivate deep bonds with each other and with faculty during their time at our Chicago campus for Ingathering and Intensives two to three times a year, and stay in touch as cohorts throughout the year. They gain a learning community that supports them not only during their time as students, but also throughout their entire careers as religious and vocational leaders.

We are committed to helping our students and offer various financial aid and scholarships. For more information and consultation, contact our Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Student Affairs. 

Join us for one of our Prospective Student Conferences held when our current students are in town. You can mingle with them, meet our faculty, and experience what it is like to be a student at Meadville Lombard. If you aren’t able to make it to campus, please join us for an informational webinar.

Contact us if you have any questions about becoming a student. We look forward to hearing from you!