Wartburg Seminary now offers an exciting new curriculum for the preparation of candidates for ordained ministry through the TEEM program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The TEEM program provides alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church.
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The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is a program of Wartburg Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Located in the diverse environment of Austin, Texas, LSPS seeks to prepare pastors for ministry in the rapidly changing and pluralistic world that is the mission field of the emerging church of the 21st century. LSPS educates women and men for ordained ministry through TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministry). Through this program, students develop skills and sensitivity to serve the church in the midst of ambiguity, transition, and diversity. Its particular areas of emphasis include: ethnic specific ministry, inner city and rural ministry, renewal of congregations in decline, and innovative mission starts. Click here for more details.
Wartburg Theological Seminary, through the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, offers a certificate in Hispanic Ministry. This certificate is earned by the completion of eight courses, taught in an intensive format, normally at the Austin, Texas extension site. Instruction for these certificate courses is offered four times per year in either English or Spanish. The certificate is designed both for lay leaders and pastors, all those desiring to improve their skills for engaging in Hispanic Ministry. Click here for more details.
Youth and family ministry requires new and innovative approaches. The Certification School is for adult leaders, volunteers, clergy, parents, youth and seminary students who have a passion for forming vibrant faith among young people. Click here for more details.
This Certificate is designed for clergy and laity who are new to rural ministry and/or want to strengthen their ministry in small town and rural churches. The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with rural ministry and community development. Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and residency courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace taking one, two, or three courses at a time. Click here for more details.
This Certificate is designed for clergy and laity who want to strengthen their ministry leadership. The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with two courses in the area of specialty. Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and intensive courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace, taking one, two, or three courses at a time. Click here for more details.
Wartburg offers a variety of Continuing Education opportunities. Programming is available for lay persons wanting to serve in various Christian leadership capacities, and for clergy seeking the stimulation and enrichment that continuing education provides. Click here for more details.
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