About the Seminary
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Sioux Falls Seminary develops servants for their participation in the kingdom mission. This has been our focus since we began offering theological education in 1858.
We serve in the kingdom by providing systems of theological education and integrative counseling that are accessible, affordable, relevant, and faithful for the purpose of empowering people where they are, thereby offering a journey toward God’s hope.
Our 2015 Advent devotionals, one for each week of Advent plus one for Christmas Day, are written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary and are inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:7. Please join us each week as we focus on a treasure that God has poured into our lives.
Nathan Hitchcock, Shanda Stricherz, Jennifer Helkenn, and Darrel Bartell were all recently honored when Sioux Falls Seminary presented its third annual Excellence Awards. Please join us in thanking our 2015 recipients for their roles in creating a culture of excellence in Christian service.
A treasure contained in a clay jar may be an unsettling image at first glance. One would think a treasure would be contained in an impermeable, permanent vessel. This is the opposite of what Paul is stating. The treasure of the Gospel is contained in jars that will crack, crumble, and no longer exist.
In his book Earthen Vessels, Dan Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools, refers to 2 Corinthians 4:7 as a pivotal verse in his understanding of the role of theological education. The challenge and opportunity set before us today is to “serve in another way in another time.”