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Each week you will find new stories posted here about how God is using the Institute of Lutheran Theology to sow the seed of the gospel. Check back often to stay informed. 

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Grace and peace to you during this time of Easter!

Grace and peace to you during this time of Easter! I write to you today because of a pressing financial need we have at the Institute of Lutheran Theology in our International Programs. As some of you know, ILT has been working with the immigrant church of South Sudan in offering courses in residence both in Sioux Falls and Omaha, as well as offering a residential experience in Des Moines for students from the Congo. All of these students are filled with passion to study so that they might most effectively teach and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ in their communities! Last fall ILT staff were in Gambela, Ehtiopia, helping to establish a functioning seminary for the Lutheran Church of S

Amid Crisis, South Sudanese Seminary Moves to the Next Level.

While South Sudan has been in the news due to political turmoil, the Rev. Jordan Long, President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS), met with leaders of the Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) on Monday, March 7 in Brookings, South Dakota. The meeting resulted in a joint agreement between ILT and Trinity Lutheran Seminary (TLS). TLS is the seminary of the LCSS located in Gambella, Ethiopia. ILT is creating a plan to credential the faculty of TLS, as well as to help build its theological library. This is in an effort to help them achieve accreditation. Rev. Long was given the opportunity to see ILT’S Library and to speak with Rev. David Patterson, ILT’s Librarian, on ways ILT could

ILT’s 2016 - 2017 Academic Catalog is now available!

The Institute of Lutheran Theology’s new academic catalog is now available online. The catalog includes admissions requirements, graduate and certificate program descriptions, academic dates, learning resources and a comprehensive list of all program courses.To learn more about what ILT has to offer click here to read the new academic catalog. For questions or to learn more about academics at ILT please contact Leon Miles at

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