Trinity Lutheran Seminary | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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      Trinity Days: Beloved Belonging

      Return to campus for Trinity Days, September 22-23. Featuring the Rev. Imani Olear (M.Div. '05), ELCA Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop in Upstate New York Synod.
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  • God Calls You. The World Needs You. Trinity Prepares You.

    A regional and ecumenical, inclusive seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University equips and forms faithful, wise and courageous leaders. Our students explore faith, grow in knowledge, and participate in practical ministry training.

    Our mission is to form leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world, and we invite you to join us.

    Trinity offers competitive scholarships to students with financial need.  Many students receive full tuition scholarships. 


    Now Happening at Trinity

     Trinity Days: Beloved Belonging - September 22-23
    Join us at the 2022 Trinity Days as we welcome keynote speaker, Rev. Imani Olear (M.Div. '05), ELCA Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop in Upstate New York Synod!  Rev. Olear's talks, Kinship & Belonging and Bold Belonging, will ask challenging questions and center conversation on models of inclusion and belonging in the church and address how to have bold, difficult conversations in congregations while maintaining a sense of beloved belonging.  We'll also hear from Trinity faculty on/returning from sabbatical about their research; celebrate the retirement of Dr. Brad Binau, Professor of Pastoral Theology; and workshop this year's advent texts with Dr. Rachel Wrenn, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies.  Register now!   

    Sustain the Flame: Faith in Action
    Youth are invited to explore how faith works at home, school, with friends and family, with strangers and even in our careers.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore Columbus and be mentored by students from Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  This week will be full of activities that will help us define and exercise faith in new ways.  This is an opportunity you don't want to miss.  Check out the details here and register here

    Application for Admission
    Trinity Lutheran Seminary Fall 2022 enrollment deadline has been extended to July 20th!  Fall 2023 enrollment deadline for MTS, MDIV and MAYFM degree programs is May 1st, and the Spring 2023 enrollment deadline is November 15th.  Apply here!  For questions or more information, contact Seminary Admissions at 614-236-6135 or email

  • The Trinity Connection

    The Trinity Connection is a quarterly newsletter of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University. In it, we will celebrate our community and the work of its many participants in advancing the mission of the seminary.

    Trinity Connection, Spring 2022

    Past Issues

    Year End, Issue 3, Volume 1

    Summer 2021, Issue 2, Volume 1  

    Spring 2021, Issue 1, Volume 1



  • New Beginnings Newsletter

    Life at Trinity and in our wider community (e.g., alumni, friends, neighbors, etc.) is full and vibrant. Each week, Dean Kleinhans offers an update or reflection on the happenings at the seminary. Check out the most recent issues of New Beginnings below. 

    New RIC LogoTrinity Lutheran Seminary welcomes, embraces, and celebrates people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions whom the Spirit calls to God’s reconciling mission in the world. Our commitment is inspired by the radical inclusivity of Christ, the knowledge that we are all created in God’s image, and the movement of the Spirit that gathers people to places like Trinity to be transformed into leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world. Trinity Lutheran Seminary is recognized as Reconciling in Christ (RIC).