Inaugurated in 1998, the Language, Culture and Church Program provides intensive English-language studies for those whose first language is not English, as well as support in adapting to American culture and Church realities. Students needing tutoring in composition, grammar, speaking and comprehension spend up to four semesters in intensive English studies. Developmental issues, cultural expression, and community living are discussed in peer groups and supported by the character formation staff. Spiritual formation takes into account the faith background and practices of each student. The full integration of Language, Culture and Church students into the life of the seminary college allows all seminarians to be enriched by new cultural forms and challenges for future ministry.