Global Lutheran House of Study

We invite you to join one of United’s emerging Houses of Study. As Houses are developed and sufficient enrollment is reached, we will launch the new House of Study. This is a great opportunity to be a part of something new. Learn more about how United’s developing Houses of Study can equip you for ministry as you learn from an expert in the field.

If you are considering one of United’s Houses of Study, you may be eligible for the new House of Study Scholarship!

The Global Lutheran House of Study is a track to develop, equip, and train lay and pastoral leaders for the Global Lutheran church. The world is ever-changing, and there is a great need to develop the future leaders of our churches with leaders who not only understand the Historical Lutheran faith but see the necessity of revitalization and contextualization based on the church’s heritage, culture, and community. We hope that graduates formed in the Global Lutheran House of Study will be better equipped to serve the churches in our various traditions.

Students in Global Lutheran House of Study will explore:

  • The Lutheran Confessions and faith
  • Lutheran understanding of worship
  • Our rich history in American and Global Church heritage
  • Our rich Lutheran theology and how it has shaped the protestant church

*The establishment and maintenance of Houses of Study at United Theological Seminary are dependent on sufficient enrollment.

Meet Our Director

Dr. Rodney L Ford leads United’s Global Lutheran House of Study. He has deep experience as an educator, theologian, and pastor. Rod holds an MDiv from the Church of God Theological Seminary, and a DMin from the Christ School of Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology. His DMin thesis was titled “Pedagogy for Faith.” Rod is also currently pursuing a PhD in Systematic Theology at the Christ School of Theology.

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Master’s Tracks

Starting Fall 2023, Global Lutheran Tracks are available through United’s Master of Divinity; we are working on developing additional tracks and certificate options with United.

Global Lutheran House of Study required courses:

  1. Law & Gospel Preaching
  2. History of the Reformation
  3. The Lutheran Confessions
  4. Leading Worship in the Lutheran Context

Potential Future Electives Courses:

  1. The Theology of the Cross
  2. The Theology of Martin Luther
  3. Global Lutheran Church History
  4. American Lutheran Church History
  5. The Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Click here to view the area and degree requirements for each degree program.

*The establishment and maintenance of Houses of Study at United Theological Seminary are dependent on sufficient enrollment.

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