Deep spiritual development for community leaders
LINC invests in the spiritual development of local leaders by sponsoring ordination tracks through esteemed institutions.
LINC’s Seminary Cohorts program is designed to guide community leaders who feel called to impact their community through the deepening of their faith.
LINC offers sponsorship and support to those who feel led down this path. Some of the paths available include:
Cross-Cultural Ministry Center (Concordia University Irvine)
The Cross-cultural Ministry Center (CMC) is committed to forming faithful missionary pastors to initiate and develop culture-crossing ministries.
Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
The Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) offers a specialized program for men and women who want to serve immigrant and English as a Second Language (ESL) communities as pastors or deaconesses in North America.
Center for Hispanic Studies (Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
The Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) of Concordia Seminary offers theological education and leadership in the Lutheran tradition from and for U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.
Specific Ministry Pastor (Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
Concordia Seminary’s Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program is a four-year state of the art distance education program that prepares men for specific pastoral ministries in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Master of Divinity (Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
In keeping with the major function of Concordia Seminary to equip men for the Holy Ministry of Word and Sacrament in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is the normative route to certification for ordained ministry in congregations and other ministry settings.
Deaconness Studies (Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
Deaconess Studies programs at Concordia Seminary are designed for Christian women who seek to further their knowledge of theology and its ministry and diaconal applications so they can serve in a congregation or institution of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a deaconess.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact your city director and we will discuss your options!