We make top-tier liberal theological education accessible

Following a call to ministry is a leap of faith—whether you’ve been feeling a call for years and can no longer ignore it, or you’re still not fully sure of your call.

We understand how daunting it can be to take that leap and find a seminary that can nurture 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 from a different faith tradition.

That is why we changed the way we organize and deliver our curriculum. We became a low-residency school so you can stay in your community, and we integrated internships 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 on-site at our Chicago campus for Ingathering and Intensives three to four 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 leaders.

Are you unsure if you can afford seminary education? We are committed to helping our students and offer various financial aid and scholarships. For more information and consultation, contact our Senior Director of Enrollment Management 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.

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