From the President

From the President

December 21, 2009

"From here to there" takes on a literal sense when you move nine blocks to a new campus over the summer. I sit writing this note in my new office with classes in full swing, students studying in the enhanced lobby and student lounge areas, and clients sifting into Sioux Falls Psychological Services.

The new campus is a wonder with great offices, classrooms, technology, and a mix of tradition and new. We can take every class anywhere at anytime now. This freedom gets the creative juices flowing, and we have expanded our service to all adult learners through the Center for Lifelong Learning. No matter whether individuals want to go into full-time vocational ministry or simply desire to grow in relationship with the Lord and service to the Kingdom of God, we can use the hub of our new campus to help them achieve God's call on their lives.

Of course, the difficult economic times have impacted us, too, especially when they come in the midst of construction. We are committed to ministering in the best way possible and doing so under a balanced budget. To find that balance, we made the painful decision to lay off some employees, a couple now and more next summer. As
painful as these decisions are, we find ourselves in a strong position for moving into the future. We believe God is honoring our responsible stewardship. The future looks
healthy as we begin the long process of economic recovery. Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions have been placed online at www.sfseminary.edu/news, search for From the President.

Pray for us and our ministries! This issue of the Impact recounts some of the ways God is using us. Not everything is easy, but it is all a joy in relationship with our Lord. May the Lord bless you!

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