Archive for June 2011

LTS and University of Pretoria Enter Accreditation Agreement

On 8 June 2011 Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Pretoria, South Africa and the University of Pretoria entered into an accreditation agreement that will place the seminary’s pastoral and deaconess training at a university accredited level connected with a world-class African university. This is the exciting ministry into which Deborah and I have been called to serve!

This agreement will afford pastoral and deaconess students at LTS very valuable educational opportunities and benefits. Courses from the seminary will be approved courses in the university’s curriculum; enabling pastoral and deaconess training courses to be counted towards a degree from the University of Pretoria. The LTS students will have access to the library of the University of Pretoria as well as the seminary library. Lecturers of the seminary will also be approved lecturers of the university. Selected courses of the university can be part of LTS students’ training. All the while, the solid Lutheran theology of the seminary will remain independent. As far as I know, this is a new and unique approach for confessional Lutheran pastoral and deaconess training throughout the whole of Africa.

This accreditation agreement has been a goal for the seminary leadership (Rector Bishop Wilhelm Weber and the Board for LTS) for many years and we thank the Lord Jesus for this blessing. We pray His guidance for the Lutheran Theological Seminary, that through the new agreement the students of the LTS may be well equipped for faithful Christian ministry. Carl

Link to University of Pretoria article about the Agreement

Link to University of Pretoria photos of the Signing Event