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Loyola Institute for Ministry

Make A Difference in the Church and World

At the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), we offer graduate degrees and certificates that are transformative and affordable. Our goal is to promote our students’ passionate commitment to ministry both in the classroom and outside of it, and we  believe our best shot is in the combination of theology and spirituality and a focus on practical implications.

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We take your future seriously, and we have a broad vision of ministry. We offer degrees that will help you reach your goals and advance your career, whether you work in a Catholic setting--in a church, school or diocese--or beyond.

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Study Options

We believe in flexible higher education that suits the needs of adult learners, and we offer a variety of programs designed to meet you where you are:

Resources

We offer many valueable resources that will support your coursework. Here are just a few:

Faculty Success

LIM Professor Interview on Young Adult Ministry

LIM Assistant Professor of Religious Education Dr. Tracey Lamont was recently interviewed by Beth Donze of the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, for an article entitled "Parishes' Young Adult Ministries Must be Focused to be Effective."  


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Student Success

LIM Alumnus Publishes Book: Charisms for Ministry

Rev. Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD, has just published a book Charisms for Ministry: An Exploration of How the Manifest Charisms in the Early Church Can Be Recovered and Restored for Ministry in the Catholic Church Today (Xulon Press, 2018). Rev. Efodigbue is a LIM alumnus (MPS '12); during his studies at LIM, he developed his focus on charism in his coursework. 


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Showcase

Online Open House

On July 31st at 7 PM Central time, join us for an online open house to learn more about our program options. Click on the above image for more information.

August Workshop Opportunity

Join Dr. Bob McCarty for a workshop on August 18th to learn about why youth leave the church and how we can work to change this dynamic. Click on the above image for more information.