Living in Chicago

We value students learning in an urban setting with all its resources. Our location truly prepares you for leadership in the public church—to wherever God calls you.


Chicago is filled with activity and opportunity: museums and music, restaurants and theater, sports and architecture. There is always something to do in Chicago—even if it’s just enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan or the stunning skyline. In our country’s third largest city, meaningful opportunities and human relationships are boundless. Local churches, large and small, reflect a varied history and a hopeful future.

The LSTC Campus is in Hyde Park, an ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side. It is home to the University of Chicago. Located seven miles south of downtown, Hyde Park’s lakefront parks, tree-lined streets, public transportation and variety of races and cultures make it one of Chicago’s most popular residential neighborhoods.

View of downtown Chicago from the North, showing the John Hancock Center and other iconic buildings.


Set against the vibrant urban tapestry of Chicago, LSTC’s new campus setting is a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition. The architecture pays homage to the city’s rich history while embracing innovation and forward-thinking design. The campus exudes a sense of serenity, inviting all who step onto its grounds to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, intellectual pursuit, and spiritual awakening. Yet, it is not just the physical environment that makes this campus extraordinary; it’s the vibrant community that breathes life into its every corner. The shared laughter in the hallway, the animated discussions in cozy study nooks, and the spontaneous conversations over a cup of coffee in the campus atrium create an atmosphere of belonging. Bonds are formed, friendships kindled, and ideas ignited as individuals from diverse walks of life come together to learn, grow, and challenge one another.

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