Enrich your spiritual life through theology

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After completing the online registration form, mail your registration fee of $20 to the Office of Faith Formation. Online payment cannot be accepted at this time. Registration is NOT complete until both the fee and the form have been received by the diocese.

Little Rock Theology Institute is a three-year academic program for adults wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith. Students may attend for personal enrichment, catechist certification or to earn a bachelor's degree in theology. If you wish to earn a bachelor's degree in theology, additional steps are required to enroll. Visit Bachelor's Degree in Theology Programs to learn more.

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. For details about the cost, list of classes and schedule, download the information brochure. If you would like to know what those who have attended have to say about this program, see student testimonials.

Open registration is held each year from May 1 to Aug. 14. Whether attending for personal enrichment, catechist certification or to pursue a bachelor's degree, ALL students must register. You may register online or download the registration form in PDF format and mail it to the Faith Formation Office.

Little Rock Theology Institute's logo comes from a photo illustration (above) of the icon "Christ Pantocrator", which means “Ruler of All,” on the interior dome of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. This image of Christ the teacher is one of the most common representations of Jesus in Byzantine iconography. Shown holding the Scriptures Jesus blesses the beholder. His halo includes the letters “I AM,” symbolizing his divinity and referring to his words, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” The Greek letters “IC,” and “XC,” are abbreviations of the Greek words for “Jesus,” and “Christ.”

Student Testimonial

"The Little Rock theology program has been a gateway for me. I am a convert and my RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program was over 20 years ago and I had not undertaken this kind of study since. Theology One has increased my knowledge about so many things including the Catholic faith, the Bible, and great scholars and theologians who impact the Church. Learn More