IRVING, Texas (March 28, 2022)—A grant from the Lilly Endowment has allowed the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute to add a Spanish language component to its website as part of its growing Hispanic Theological Education Program (HTEP).
The conversion—which can be reached through the “Español” navigation tab—was completed March 15 and features information about how to enroll and finance a seminary education, as well as several degree paths for graduate-level theological education, graduate diplomas (for those not seeking a degree), and ministry certificates.
Providing the content in Spanish was necessary to reach underserved communities where few Hispanic pastors have access to theological education in their native language, Dr. Adlin Cotto, director of master’s degrees and the HTEP initiative, said.
“We want to be able to develop missional leaders here in the State of Texas and in Spanish-speaking communities across the U.S.” Cotto said. “Language will no longer be a barrier for us as we build out the program. We have already constructed multiple courses in Spanish and those are coming online this summer and in the fall.”
Each of the courses, Cotto said, will be taught by experienced professors who can teach the courses completely in Spanish. And Carroll’s model of returning theological education to the local church will ultimately make it possible for church members to sit in on some courses, as well.
“Our vision is to provide theological education for the whole community—for ministers who are seeking a degree as well as lay people who are interested in growing deeper in their faith,” Cotto said.
Work on the Spanish pages was completed by Caylor Resources, the company which recently crafted the revision of B.H. Carroll’s website.