As we conclude our conversation on what it means to be “fully alive” in light of our mission, we began last week by reflecting on the post that introduced the series. This week, we close our two-part series by sharing some of the highlights of our conversation. A few key scripture verses inspired us along the way.
Back in February, we began taking a deeper look at what it means to be “fully alive” and how Sioux Falls Seminary develops people for participation in this kingdom mission. As we bring our conversation to a close, we look back on the post that I wrote to introduce the series and then share some of the highlights.
Three years ago, I shared my story as a student studying toward my Master of Arts in Bible & Theology. I noted that I began my journey with eyes toward a career but concluded more focused than ever on God’s call. Today, I am on the other side of the desk, having completed a year of teaching at Trinity Bible College.
In January I shared a report on global relationships, talking about our partnership with the NAB International Office, Taylor Seminary, the Cameroon Baptist Convention, Cameroon seminaries. Our focus on enhancing theological education in Cameroon and North America is strong. We continue to flourish and grow together.
Join us this summer and immerse yourself in another culture! Enrollment is open for our annual Rosebud Immersion Experience on July 7-13. Through this deeply enriching learning experience you will dialogue with instructors and Sicangu Lakota leaders and learn to use your gifts across cultural lines.
Sioux Falls Seminary will celebrate its 160th graduating class on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls at 2:30 p.m. The thirty-eight graduation candidates serve in a variety of contexts and minister in many different ways. Each has been uniquely equipped to participate in God’s ongoing work.
The academic year is quickly coming to a close. We’ll soon be recognizing this year’s graduates and celebrating with them God’s great work in their lives. For 160 years and counting, students have been enrolling at our seminary and experiencing the journey of theological education together.
Over the past few years, Sioux Falls Seminary has had a leadership role in the Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education Project. This is a project funded by the Lilly Endowment and administered by the Association of Theological Schools. The group's report is now available.
There are approximately 80,000 seminary students in North America spread across more than 270 seminaries. Despite this the median number of schools that each seminary student applies to is just one. I think that this is one of the most surprising statistics we see in the data each year.
This week, over 120 students will attend our spring 2018 Kairos Project intensive. These students, joining us from around the world, will come to Sioux Falls for a time of learning, worship, encouragement, and development. Here are five important ways that intensives encourage and develop our students.