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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 Graduate and Adjunct Faculty Member Marion Danforth Publishes Memoir

Marion Danforth, Ed.D., has just published her memoir, Rebirthing Faith: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Resurrection (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2018), available at Amazon. Marion is a LIM alumna (MRE '93) and adjunct faculty member, active in both LIM's online and extension programs, where she has shared her expertise and wisdom with students in introductory, Religious Education, and praxis courses.  Read more »


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Student Success

LIM Graduate Kathy Smith Founds Baptist Creation Care Initiative as a Result of her LIM Studies

Congratulations to LIM graduate Kathy Smith who, as a result of her studies in Religion and Ecology at LIM, is the founder and Executive Director of Baptist Creation Care Initiative!  Its mission is to offer a distinctly Baptist voice of faith, enriched by science and action, and empowered by biblical insight and a love of creation. She writes, "We strive to be a venue where Baptists of many different traditions can discuss the place of both the Bible and science in our shared understanding of God's wonderful creation.


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Online Open House

On July 12th at 7 PM Central time, join us for an online open house to learn more about our program options.

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.