Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta

“Rooted in our purpose and priorities, the Christian Community and Leadership (CCL) hospitality area helps ELCA reach and engage new, younger and more diverse people, welcoming them into the Christian faith. . To this end, we will energize and engage our grassroots members and work with the entire ELCA to recruit, develop and deploy the leaders, both lay and registrant, that the church needs to fulfill its purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and the building of the church.

The Lutheran Theological Center of Atlanta (LTCA), an extension of CCL located on the campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), has been called upon to develop an intentionally focused educational program that will direct and recruit participants for non-degree and degree programs. . in theological education and spiritual growth, focusing on lay leaders, listed leaders, and listed ministry candidates.

The LTCA ultimately equips all leaders for the gospel-centered work of bringing justice to and dismantling systemic racism and oppression and strives to deepen relationships between the ELCA and historically black faith communities. Its intentional focus on Afro-descendant pedagogies and the development of Afro-descendant leaders and communities makes LTCA an exciting approach to preparing for ministry, especially in this evolving church.


For more information, please contact Derrick Rice, Director of LTCA. We look forward to hearing from you.


Barry F. Howard