Most students in the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) program have families to support, so they work full time while they are studying and serving their congregations.
Rev. Larry Wong, a 2008 EIIT graduate who serves Family of Faith Lutheran Church in Houston, said there is no way he could have afforded to attend a traditional resident seminary program.
But EIIT “is an outstanding program,” he said, that allowed him to take courses from home and continue serving his congregation, without having to quit his job with Houston’s Department of Transportation.
“It’s a program that will allow more men to become pastors, reaching out to their cultures,” he told Reporter.
All EIIT students receive financial assistance, according to Director Rev. John Loum, and additional funding would enable more men to enroll in the program, he said.
For more information about the EIIT program, contact Loum at (314) 505-7076 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about supporting EIIT through a charitable donation, please contact the Concordia Seminary Advancement Office at (800) 822-5287.
March 31 is the deadline for applications for the fall 2008 EIIT class.
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Posted Jan. 30, 2008