No new class offered in theology this year

Published: August 14, 2017

Little Rock Theology Institute, a three-year academic program for adults in the Diocese of Little Rock, will not be offered to new students during the 2017-18 academic year because of low enrollment. The registration deadline was Aug. 14.

Father Erik Pohlmeier, diocesan director of faith formation, said all new students who had already enrolled will receive a refund. Those set to begin their second and third years in the program will continue to completion.

"In the coming months there will be an evaluation of the theology institute for the future. The Diocese of Little Rock remains committed to helping adults learn their faith in a systematic way but must now consider the best way to meet this need going forward," Father Pohlmeier said.

For more information, e-mail Father Pohlmeier, or call in the Office of Faith Formation at (501) 664-0340, ext. 359.

Students attending the Little Rock Theology Institute seek personal enrichment, catechist certification or a bachelor's degree in theology. The classes, which are offered monthly from September to June, are taught by diocesan staff and professors from various Catholic colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Participants meet on Fridays from 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock.