Center for Theology & Land (CTL)

The Center for Theology & Land, established in 1987, is the rural ministry program of Wartburg Theological Seminary.


The mission of the Center is to strengthen rural churches and their communities by:
  • Training ministers for work in small/rural churches.
  • Providing continuing education sessions for clergy and laity in rural settings.
  • Helping empower rural churches for mission in their communities.

Other Programs and Courses

Rural Ministry Conference

43rd Annual Rural Ministry Conference

March 3-5, 2024

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Engaging God’s Future





This is a continuing education program, created in collaboration with DialogWorks, for rostered and lay leaders serving small membership congregations. Click here for more information. 

Certificate Program and Courses in Rural Ministry

Wartburg Theological Seminary offers online and on-campus intensive courses for members in congregations and pastors seeking continuing education in Rural Ministry.