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ILT Program Expansions

The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) Academic Catalog for the 2019-2020 academic year represents the latest efforts of the ILT staff and faculty to expand the educational offerings at ILT. The ILT programs are listed under three categories: Lay Education Programs, Seminary Programs, and Graduate Degree Programs. Each of these categories has new programs to be offered in the fall of 2019. Each of these new programs is consistent with ILT’s mission to equip faithful pastors, teachers, and lay people to effectively proclaim the gospel and serve Christ’s church throughout the world. Lay Education Programs This year ILT is adding the Life in Christ Certificate program. This program is laid ou

Accreditation: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) is committed to providing the best possible education for our students. This commitment is lived out in many ways: the quality of the faculty, the quality of the curriculum, the quality of practicum and internship experience. These and many other pastoral and educational concerns are driven by ILT’s desire to provide the highest level of pastoral and academic training and education. This commitment includes the necessity of external evaluation and assessment. The primary way this has been achieved is through accreditation. ILT is accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This accreditation gives ILT standing with both th

Augsburg Annual Chaplain Training

Military chaplains and chaplain candidates endorsed by Augsburg Lutheran Churches gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel in El Paso, TX, for their Annual Chaplain Training on February 10-15, 2019. The theme for the week was “Freeing the Prisoners” and the featured speaker was Dr. Jonathan Sorum, the Dean of Academic Affairs at ILT. Dr. Sorum taught the graduate class, “Bonhoeffer and Preaching” (PT450) Monday through Friday. Fifteen participants received Bonhoeffer’s example of addressing the cultural horizon and maintaining the integrity of the text. The class will be taken for graduate credit through ILT, or continuing education. The 2020 Annual Chaplain Training and Augsburg Gathering a

House of Studies Course

Theology and Science When: June 24-28, 2019 | Cost: $75.00 Held: ILT, Old Sanctuary, 910 4th St. PO Box 833, Brookings, SD 57006 Registration: Call ILT at (605) 692-9337 or email Threasa at This course is being offered as a House of Studies on campus in Brookings, SD from June 24-28, 2019. This course reflects critically upon the nature of both the scientific and the theological enterprises, and it seeks ways to connect these supposedly disparate disciplines. After introducing various motifs for understanding the relation of science and theology, this course defends a critical correlation of the disciplines that allows for theological and scientific propositions to make aut

Winter Board Meeting

The Institute of Lutheran Theology Board of Directors conducted their winter meeting on Tuesday February 26th and Wednesday February 27th. The winter board meeting is a time for the board to receive a report from the president about the progress of the institution for the current academic year, to conditionally approve graduations from May, and to review and update the strategic plan. The board gladly received the report from the president. The president reported that ILT is on target for its budget. Tuition revenue came in well over the budgeted projections and expenses are within the budget amounts. The institution is in a very strong position it makes the transition in the second half of

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