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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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Madagascar Mission Education Trip July 2018

Here is a description of the value of our educational trip to Madagascar this summer. You will notice it is not called a "mission trip" because people might think we are doing some good works like painting buildings. We go to learn from the Malagasy people, and especially listening to the church to see what they need. We also want to develop a personal relationship with them and their mission and ministry, because that is important. If one wants to know how to help them in their work, good intentions are not enough. Therefore: 1) We will meet with the leadership of the Malagasy Lutheran Church to establish a relationship. A year and one half ago, a totally new executive group was elec

Stavanger Lutheran Church Steps Up

Stavanger Lutheran Church in Seneca, Illinois, is one of our supporting congregations. We are partners in preparing pastors for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). Rev. Timothy J. Swenson represented us for a Word at Work teaching event on Martin Luther's Life and Theology last fall and will return for another Saturday teaching event on Law and Gospel in September of this year. As a way of highlighting the importance of the partnership we have with congregations, our Director of Donor Services reached out to Stavanger's Senior Pastor and asked if he would share a testimony concerning our shared hopes and concerns: As a participating congregation within the LCMC, we at Stavan

Doing Effective Outreach with Integrity in Secularized North America

We would like all the pastors out there to know more about ILT’s Doctor of Ministry program in Apologetics and Evangelism, therefore we asked a few of the people in it to write about their experience in it so far. Rev. Chuck Huckaby, First Protestant Church of New Braunfels, Texas, is in the second cohort and here, in his own words, he explains what it means to be part of the DMin program: As the graduate of a Baptist seminary who has served in several Presbyterian and Reformed contexts, I was seeking a seminary that was faithful to the Scriptures and Protestant Reformation while not simply rehashing familiar perspectives. ILT has admirably provided the fresh approach I was seeking. Since g

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