- Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China
- Teaching students mostly on Master and Doctoral level
- Mentoring of students
- Advisor to advanced studies students pursuing such as M. Th. and
- As the "hub" of the region, teachers in LTS has the
possibility of extending teaching students from Mainland China and
the South East Asian region.
- Interpret the mission and ministry of our companions back to the
ELCA through newsletters, blogs, and visits to ELCA congregations
Lutheran Theological Seminary is located on a hilltop in Shatin, Hong
Kong. While founded in 1977 in Hong Kong and having moved to its
current site in 1992, the history of the seminary goes back to 1913 in
Hubei Province of China.
Its neighbor on this Mountain of the Way and the Spirit (To Fung
Shan) is the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre and Institute for
Sino-Christian Studies, with which the seminary cooperates in using
the resources of this dynamic place to put contextualization of the
Gospel into practice.
The student body pulls from not just the Lutheran churches in Hong
Kong, but also includes some 20% of its students from various other
countries, including China. About one third of the faculty are from
The school year for LTS consists of two semesters of about 15 weeks
each held from September through May each year. An Opening Retreat is
held at the end of August and graduation is in early June each year.
English and Chinese are the languages of instruction at LTS. From time
to time a faculty member may be asked to teach an intensive J-Term
course (January or June), in which case the teaching load for a
contiguous semester would be adjusted.