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Mar
18

Looking Back: A System of Theological Education

Over the last several weeks, we have highlighted some of our partners, met a few people, and shared a few stories along the way. We looked at four different types of partners. In each case, we learned a bit about the partner organization and how collaboration is creating unique opportunities for students.

Mar
11

Story: Be a Voice for Your People

Yá’át’ééh shik’is (Hello my friend)! My name is Donnie Begay, Navajo. I am married to Renee, and we have three beautiful daughters. My wife and I are on staff with Nations, a Cru ministry. After I graduated from college at New Mexico State University in 2005, I decided I would never go through that again. However, I read about...

Mar
04

Story: A Place Called Home

Last week we put a spotlight on our partnership with NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Their work is a great example of what happens when seminaries think differently about how to walk alongside students in a journey of theological education. This week and next, we will share stories from NAIITS students.

Feb
25

Partnership Spotlight: NAIITS

When seminaries choose to embrace the creative challenges they have, unique and important opportunities to create communities of learning arise. That posture also empowers schools to think differently about how to walk alongside students in a journey of theological education. One school breaking new ground is NAIITS.

Feb
18

Story: Biblical Depth and Living it Out

Last week, we talked about Gospel Depth and the importance of collaborating with ministry organizations led by kingdom-minded people. To dive deeper on that topic, let’s look at City Life Church and seminary student Morgan. City Life Church is a gospel-centered, growing church in downtown Wichita, KS.

Feb
11

Partnership Spotlight: Gospel Depth

We continue our conversation about partnership by looking at how ministry training networks create opportunities for amazing collaboration in the Kingdom of God. Gospel Depth is located in Wichita, KS, and led by Dr. Vic Gordon. Gospel Depth desires to bring serious theological reflection and teaching to the churches.

Feb
04

Story: A New Path for Spiritual Formation

We are thrilled to collaborate with Sioux Falls Seminary in offering a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership with an emphasis spiritual formation and development. Dr. Susan Reese and I began piloting two online cohorts in November with 13 students, using VantagePoint3’s A Way of Life process. Student engagement has been great.

Jan
28

Partnership Spotlight: VantagePoint3

When people think of theological education in North America they consider various seminaries, divinity schools, or Bible colleges that exist. That means, unfortunately, that the wonderful work being done outside of schools is often overlooked. People don’t think of programs that exist outside of formal schools as “theological education.”

Jan
21

Story: Positive Disruption in Bellingham, WA

Legacy Church is a new church plant of the North American Baptist Northwest. Bellingham is city known for its majestic outdoors and music scene. However, it’s the kind of place that tangibly needs more disciples to meet people where they are at, in their context, with the beauty of the gospel.

Jan
14

Partnership Spotlight: Cascade School of Theology

At the end of our post last week I noted, “Theological education flows from the local church, the body of Christ. As we see in scripture, each part of the body is needed. Sioux Falls Seminary is only one piece of the body. As a result, we are compelled to develop partnerships and to find ways for others to flourish.

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