Mission of Lancaster Bible College-Capital Seminary & Graduate School
“Our focus is on your journey to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Our mission has remained constant since 1933: To educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the Church and society.”
All Majors at Lancaster Bible College
Arts & Sciences
Hands-on experiences, Christ-centered training, and a strong foundation in theory and ethics are used to prepare students for careers as effective communicators in a secular world.
Bible & Theology
Students have the flexibility to choose courses from various professional departments, while also receiving the same core Bible & theology and arts & sciences courses as all other LBC majors.
Students will be instructed, trained, and discipled by experienced corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who integrate their biblical worldview and practical experience to equip future business leaders.
Church & Ministry Leadership
Each major is designed to create servant leaders and focuses on growing each student’s spiritual giftedness and passion while pursuing God’s calling.
Communication & Media Arts
Students will receive hands-on experience, Christ-centered training, and a strong foundation in theory and ethics to prepare for careers as effective communicators in a secular world.
Counseling & Social Work
Students are encouraged to understand, evaluate, and practice counseling and social work theory and methods from a biblical perspective.
Prepares students to be professional educators who can construct lessons and activities for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
Health & Physical Education
Integrates essential managerial skill development with effective ministry training. Students receive instruction from professionals with experience working in the field.
Music, Worship & Performing Arts
Develops highly-skilled artists to influence culture with grace and truth.
Students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree have the option to add a minor. Doing so may change your completion rate. We advise checking with your advisor first. Biblical Studies majors will need to declare a minor. These are the minors available:
Special Academic Programs
- 2-Year Programs. Associate, completing a bachelor, and 1-year certificate programs.
- Jumpstart. High school juniors and seniors can take one tuition-free course each fall and spring semester.
- Study Abroad. Earn Bible credits through approved school partnerships.
Diversity & Belonging : Lancaster Bible College
You don’t have to read far in the Scriptures to know we were made for community. The beauty of biblical community is that our oneness in Christ is all the more glorious.
Unity in diversity aligns with biblical vision of God’s kingdom because it comes not at the expense of diversity, but couched in diversity as we see in Revelation 7:9-10 (ESV): “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
Leadership Team at Lancaster Bible College : Thomas L. Kiedis, Ph.D., D.Min.
LBC’s Sixth President
Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Kiedis was named LBC | Capital’s sixth president on February 1, 2020, after 10 years of service as the Senior Pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida. Kiedis started at Spanish River Church in 2007 as director of leadership development, served in a dual role for two years and became senior pastor in 2009. Prior to Spanish River Church, Kiedis served as Dean of the Chapel and Assistant Professor of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Kiedis earned his B.S. from Crichton College, M.A.R.E. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary and Ph.D. in Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Prior to serving as president of LBC | Capital, Kiedis served as an adjunct professor at Capital Seminary & Graduate School, teaching leadership and leadership development at both the Boca Raton and Washington, D.C., locations. He loves to help leaders maximize and multiply their lives and leadership. He and his wife, Shannan, have been married since 1980 and have six adult children (all married) and over 20 grandchildren. They enjoy reading, family time and traveling, and Shannan graciously puts up with his love of hot rods.
- Bachelor's Level
Education & Training
- Master's Level