Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

IPS Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Advancing the mission of Loyola University Chicago, the Institute of Pastoral Studies provides transformative education for ministry, spiritual leadership, and faith-based social engagement, delivering high-quality professional education characterized by innovation, excellence, leadership, ethics, and service.

Vision Statement

The Institute of Pastoral Studies will remain on the cutting edge of professional education for ministry, drawing from the Jesuit charisma and Christian tradition. IPS prepares people for collaborative leadership in an increasingly diverse world, blending faith and justice in service to the mission of Christ and the Church, addressing humanity and all of creation with the gospel message of grace and peace. IPS envisions continuous creativity in pedagogy, educational technology, and curriculum as the horizons of ministry and the need for high-quality education for ministry expand.