“Wartburg Theological Seminary is excited to launch this new center that continues our longstanding commitment to Latinx ministries and leaders, and to our partners in Texas. It is our hope that through CTLM, we will be able to expand the reach of our programming to congregations, communities, and leaders all around the country, as we support ongoing development of multicultural ministries, particularly those serving Latinx populations.” – Kristin Johnston Largen, President

CTLM Offerings

Intercultural Competence Program. English

It is known as a range of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that lead to effective and appropriate communication with people of other cultures. Dates TBD.

Mentoring Program. Spanish

Our main objective with this mentoring program is to connect pastors, deacons, and lay leaders (mentor/mentees) in one-to-one relationships.  More details will follow.

Bible Study deepens and expands our understanding of specific Bible passages; it helps us sort through hard concepts and gives insight into the context of the Bible.  Every other week Mondays at 7pm. Starting September 19, 2022. Online.

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For Lutherans, worship stands at the center of our life of faith. Through God’s word, water, bread, and prayer we are nurtured in faith and sent out into the world.   Every Friday 10am-10:30am. Online.

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Blog/Vlog:  Once a week with updates, relevant themes, prayers, etc. Bilingual


Programa de Mentoría. Español

Nuestro objetivo central con este programa de mentoría, es de conectar pastores, diáconos, y líderes laicos (mentor/aprendiz) en relaciones uno a uno.  Más detalles serán anunciados.


Para los Luteranos, la misa esta en el centro de nuestra fe.  A través de la palabra de Dios, agua, pan y oración somos alimentados en fe y enviados al mundo.  Cada viernes a las 10am-10:30am. En línea.

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Blog/Vlog:  Una vez a la semana con noticias, temas relevantes, oraciones etc.  Bilingüe.

Latine Ministry Competency Workshop

There are $1,157 ELCA congregations with significant Latinx populations in their zip code. Is your church one of these?  How are you equipping yourselves for cross-cultural ministry among the fast-growing Latine community?

The Rev. Dr. Ruben Duran, Senior Director for Multi-Ethnic Ministries and Leadership Development in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America leads three sessions on Latine Ministry Competency, along with a team of experienced leaders.

You are invited to join a group of learners and practitioners wanting to enhance their cultural and ministry competence to help start or strengthen Latine, Bilingual, or Multi-Ethnic worshipping communities. This virtual 10-hour workshop will explore core principles, proven resources, and current ministry initatives among the diversity of Latine primary audiences.

This initiative is part of an ELCA churchwide effort to “activate ourselves so that more people may know the way of Jesus and experience community, justice, and love.”

July 11-13, 2024

Cost: Individual: $250 or Congregation: $600

Download the flyer here.

Register here. 

Spanish Language Immersion Week

A week long immersion for pastors and/or staff who would like to learn Spanish and Latine culture, worship, liturgy, etc. Spanish courses at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) – in San Antonio, TX.

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Register here.

Liderazgo en la Iglesia

Junio 15th, 2024

Hora: 9am – 12pm

Lugar: Zoom

100% en Español

Facilitadora: Rev. Violeta Siguenza

Costo: $25

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Register here.




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Meet the CTLM team
Rev. Violeta Siguenza

Director, Centro Teológico Luterano Multicultural
Development Officer

Interim Director for Learning for Life

Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen (She/Her)