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Covenant for the Future

Covenant for the Future, the new strategic plan for Louisville Seminary is built upon the Seminary’s commitment to theological education that is informed by Presbyterian and Reformed traditions and is aligned with its core mission of educating men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in an increasingly pluralistic world.

To make this possible, Louisville Seminary's strategic plan seeks to make student indebtedness for theological education a thing of the past. It is an effort to address a persistent problem among seminary graduates across the nation. We want to liberate our graduates from seminary debt so they are free to go wherever God calls them when they graduate, whether that be to a congregational ministry, service as a marriage and family therapist, or some other vocation as a servant and leader for the world.

The following five strategic initiatives of Covenant for the Future will help Louisville Seminary provide students with the essential knowledge and competencies they will need:
Covenant Scholarship Plan
This centerpiece initiative will provide a full-tuition scholarship for every master’s degree student by Fall 2015 and will ensure all students graduate without seminary debt.

Training in Real Time
In exchange for tuition, each student will engage in field service for three years to enhance their preparation as a first-call pastor or nonprofit leader.

Doors to Dialogue
We will prepare every student for Christian leadership in intra-Christian, interfaith, and multi-cultural contexts to be conversant and comfortable with diversity.

Black Church Studies
We will provide opportunities for students of all races to expand their awareness and knowledge to minister to people in a variety of cultural and religious settings and address the critical needs of African American church communities.

Campus Improvements
We will enhance the community and physical plant with a state-of-the-art living and learning environment through housing, technology and classrooms.
Together, these five initiatives form a cohesive whole, informing and transforming the Seminary’s larger mission.

At its deepest level, Covenant for the Future is Louisville Seminary's response to God’s covenant with us. In return, we are responsible for listening to and responding to the needs of God’s people; for pledging our full commitment to individuals who are called by God to serve; for preparing leaders who are equipped to help revitalize faith communities; and for multiplying the investments of individuals, churches, and organizations – past, present, and future – who seek to transform the world through exceptional pastoral leaders.

Contact the President's Office regarding questions or more information.

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