The composition of the student body at Sioux Falls Seminary has changed rather dramatically over the past few years. We now have students spread out across the United States, others in several continents around the world, and a growing number of students located near Sioux Falls. It seems, more than ever, SFS is a global seminary.
We have shared a lot about partnerships. When I give presentations about partnerships, one question I am often asked is, “If your seminary is so invested in partnerships, how does it control the level of quality for academic programs?” This holds especially true when talking about “external” partnerships.
If you worked at Sioux Falls Seminary and a number of students were only on campus for a few days each semester, what would you do? This has been the challenge of planning Kairos Project intensives. We want students to be fully trained. Fully alive. Our time on campus each semester is limited.
A kingdom-minded partnership with Taylor Seminary continues to grow! What began as a partnership focused on online education, faculty development, and global theological education in June 2015 has deepened, resulting in integration of some systems, operational functions, and academic programming.
Sioux Falls Seminary develops servants for their participation in the kingdom mission. This is our God-given mission. All of the Sioux Falls Seminary's resources belong to God. Our job as leaders is to seek God first. As we build this intimate relationship with God, it leads to good stewardship.
Sioux Falls Seminary believes theological education works best when it integrates with and utilizes learning and formational experiences from kingdom-minded partners. We work diligently to find these partners and are excited to announce a new relationship Shift115 Worship Collective.
The Kairos Project, intercultural study options and delivery of programs abroad, mentor teams, affiliate faculty, the mantra: affordable, accessible, relevant and faithful—wow! Sometimes it seems like I am resting in the eye of a tornado as innovative theological activity swirls around me.
Sioux Falls Seminary believes theological education works best when it integrates with and utilizes learning and formational experiences from kingdom-minded partners. We work diligently to find new partners and are excited to announce a relationship with the Transforming Center.
As Christians we tend to about God’s provision as soley financial resources or physical assets. God has definitely provided Sioux Falls Seminary with abundant resources in these areas. However, his provision of opportunities for innovation are, quite possibly, the most staggering.
Each year, God provides roughly $3 million in financial resources to Sioux Falls Seminary. God also blesses us with the provision of administration, faculty, therapists, and board members who are invested in our kingdom calling, physical space, and a vast array of opportunities and relationships.