International Partners (IP) is building on the success of ILT’s International Educational Ministries, listening to and working with Lutheran leaders in Asia, Africa and the Americas, and translating that mission back to our partners. Hence, an International Partner is either an overseas denomination, or an individual/congregation/non-profit that desires to receive or to help provide Lutheran theological education.
In 2015, as part of ILT’s certificate program, we launched international education, beginning with the Lutheran Church of South Sudan, then in India, followed by three countries in Southeast Asia. IP is training pastors and church workers there and has been invited to work in more countries, which can begin once we have additional contributors.
International Partners’ mission is to address the growing demand for international education and connect with sponsors who envision a faithful, growing Lutheran church. Together we are working to:
Provide teachers and curriculum to train pastors, evangelists and church workers
Train and credential seminary faculty of partner international seminaries
Train international students currently in North America
Encourage collaboration between mission groups and cultivate support for partner projects
Our financial need is to raise $110,000 in the first year. Funds are designated for development of a basic curriculum of eight courses, scholarships, ministry projects for select students, travel and staffing.
We believe the future growth of the Lutheran Church in the long term is in Africa, Asia and the Americas. If you have a vision and can grasp the opportunities for Lutheran mission around the world we invite you to partner with us in this vision. Please consider this prayerfully.