ICLA: An Institute, A Home

ICLA’s vision is to be a center for doing theology to revitalize spirituality and mission in emergent churches in Asia.  It provides academic – formative programs that are geared toward strengthening discipleship through different forms of Christian life for religious, clergy and laity.

But there is more to ICLA than just being an institute for higher learning. Faithful to its original purpose, it sees itself as “a home away from home,” a community away from the students’ own communities in their provinces or countries.  Yearly, the institute houses about 90 - 100 male and female students coming from different parts of Asia. ICLA is like a “little Asia”. Here, they are taught how to live their vocation well and to work side by side with each other in building an intercultural community. During their two years in ICLA, it is hoped that the students will actually experience “the transforming power of the Spirit through lived spirituality.”