“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

October Intensive

Is there a growing Latine community in your area? How is your church equipping itself to enhance its cross-cultural ministry among Latine people?

The Rev. Dr. Ruben Duran, Senior Advisor for New Ministry Development in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, leads three sessions on Latine Ministry Competency.

October 5, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT

October 6, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT

October 7, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT

You are invited to join a group of learners and practitioners wanting to enhance their cultural and ministry competency to help start or strengthen Latine and Bilingual worshipping communities. This 9-hour workshop will explore basic principles, various ministry models and best practices in the development of ministry among the diversity of Latine audiences: new immigrants, established people, and new emerging generations.

Experienced practitioners will assist participants to identify key moments or benchmarks in the journey from being a new start to becoming an organized congregation in the ELCA. In addition, participants will also learn about helpful strategies and dynamics at play in the creation and sustainability of “bilingual churches”, also called a “One Church – Two Expressions” model.

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.”

Cost: Individual $250 or Congregation $600.


Latine Culture, Hospitality, the Immigrant Experience and the Lutheran Church

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In-Person at First Lutheran Church, Alexandria Minnesota (Northwestern Minnesota Synod)

We will focus on Spanish language basics, cultural variations and hospitality within Latine cultures, liturgical vocabulary, immigrant stories and how the Lutheran church can welcome Latine people in their congregations.

The session will include opportunities for practicing (or honing) Spanish language skills.

Cost: $250 per individual and $650 per congregation


Programa de Competencia Intercultural. Inglés

Es conocido como la habilidad de tener una comunicación apropiada y efectiva que incluye el desarrollo congénito, afectivo y de comportamiento para poder relacionarse con personas de otras culturas. Más detalles serán anunciados.

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.

Estudio Bíblico nos ayuda a profundizar y expander nuestro entendimiento de pasajes bíblicos específicos; nos ayuda a entender conceptos difíciles y nos da una vista en el contexto de la Biblia.  Los días lunes cada dos semanas a las 7pm.  Empezando Septiembre 12, 2022. En línea.

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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.

Taller de Entrenamiento: Cómo Solicitar “Grants” apoyo económico  de Forma Exitosa**

¡Estás invitado(a)(e) a nuestro emocionante taller de entrenamiento sobre cómo aplicar exitosamente para “grants”!

Si alguna vez te has preguntado cómo obtener fondos para tus programas y proyectos, este taller es perfecto para ti.

Aprenderás estrategias y técnicas probadas para presentar solicitudes de “grants” efectivas y aumentar tus posibilidades de éxito.

Fecha: Sábado 30 de septiembre de 2023

Horario: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (hora Centro)

Plataforma: Zoom (Enlace de Zoom será proporcionado después de la inscripción)

Costo: $50.00 por participante – $150.00 por congregación

Instructora: Pastor Violeta Siguenza

En este taller, exploraremos:

– Los fundamentos de las solicitudes de ”grants” apoyo económico

– Cómo identificar “grants” adecuadas para tus programas

– Pasos para crear propuestas de “grants” convincentes

– Estrategias para resaltar el impacto de tus proyectos

– Consejos para aumentar tus posibilidades de aprobación

¡Reserva tu lugar ahora!

Para registrarte, envía un correo electrónico a vsiguenza@wartburgseminary.edu antes del 5 de septiembre.

Para pagar la cuota ve a www.wartburgseminary.edu/ctlm

¡Esperamos verte en el taller y ayudarte a financiar tus programas!



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Meet the CTLM team
Rev. Violeta Siguenza

Director, Centro Teológico Luterano Multicultural
Development Officer

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