While a delegation from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (FELSISA) and LTS students worked together to renovate and refurbish the LTS guest rooms, the Board of Directors convened a strategy meeting with the LTS permanent faculty to discuss the way forward for the seminary. Now that a workable disciplinary code has been adopted, the seminary’s finances are audited and full transparency has been achieved, the LTS has set its sights on full academic accreditation by the relevant national regulatory bodies. After recent meetings with its global partners, confessional Lutheran churches active in Africa and around the world, the LTS is carefully considering its role in terms of Lutheran education in Africa. In order to concentrate on its core tasks, the LTS will need to define in the coming year what the admissions requirements for prospective students will be, what the curriculum will look like, which regions and churches it will cater to, and how the LTS will be structured.

Pictured above from left to right: Mr. Bogart Shole (LCSA), Dr. Karl Böhmer (FELSISA/MLC),  Dr. Manfred Johannes (FELSISA), Dr. Gunther Rencken (Chairman, MLC), Mr. Hugo Meyer (FELSISA), Mr. Mophalane Ntshoe (LCSA), Rector Dr. C. Walter Winterle (MLC), Rev. Mbongeni Nkambule (LCSA)