Profile of the LTS

The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane (LTS) serves to train Christ’s followers as pastors, teachers, evangelists, missionaries, and deaconesses for faithful service in the Lutheran Church of Africa. The LTS is a registered Public Benefits Organization in South Africa.

To that end, the seminary seeks to equip students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for the ministry, leading them

  • to accept without reservation the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as the written Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and practice, as well as the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord as the true statement and exposition of the Word of God;
  • to have a comprehensive understanding of the theology of the Bible and the skill to interpret Holy Scripture in accordance with sound hermeneutical principles that promote Christ; and
  • to gain greater understanding of the pastoral office as the ministry of proclaiming God’s word to human need within the discipline of worship, preaching, teaching, pastoral care and counselling for the edification of God’s people, enabling them to carry on the mission of the church.