The Accelerated Ministry Program for ordained ministry is designed to reduce the time and cost to become a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor. Normally, this process takes eight years total, but this program allows the student to finish in six, with three years for each degree. The program looks like this:
- Bachelor of Arts at Wartburg College in Waverly
(one term using Wartburg Seminary’s digital learning platform)
- Master of Divinity at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque
(includes 18-month internship)
The internship component is required by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for ordination. The Collaborative Learning Model of Wartburg Seminary is an innovative approach to delivering theological education. Students are taught by seminary faculty, trained supervisors, and mentors in a local congregation.