The end of the semester is around the corner. I look forward to celebrating commencement with our seminary family. As we conclude our discussion on participation in God’s mission, I’m challenging our graduates to step out and boldly follow God into mission and to consider their work in light of what God is doing in the world.
There are moments in time when a president has the opportunity to do something that is both really fun and very important. At this weekend's Board of Trustees meeting, we had the privilege of presenting Dr. Larry Caldwell and Dr. Susan Reese to the board for new roles at the seminary.
As we discuss participation in God’s mission, we reflect on why it’s important to help students grow where God has planted them. Possibly more than ever in the life of the church in North America, we need to understand the church is a missionary community. What does that mean for a seminary?
Sioux Falls Seminary actively participates in God’s kingdom is through its continued commitment to our indigenous neighbors. For eight years, we have partnered with Wiconi International to offer an intensive week-long immersion course on the Rosebud Reservation in South central South Dakota.
This week as we talk about participation in God’s mission and the impact of 1 Corinthians 9:23, we highlight our redesigned counseling program. Not only does the program better prepare students to serve as licensed professionals, it also provides the opportunity for students to join God in mission.
President Greg Henson recently had the privilege of visiting Cameroon, Africa, with a few others from the NAB family. They learned about the wider NAB community and how we can partner together to serve God in powerful ways at home and around the world.
Master of Divinity student Jesse Walhof participates in God’s mission through a ministry of presence. As the Street Outreach Supervisor with Volunteers of America, Dakotas, he spends many days, nights, and weekends listening to the stories and needs of homeless and at-risk individuals.
We’ve been talking about the opportunity to join God in mission. We begin a two-part series by Nathan Hitchcock, SFS alumnus and professor. This week and next, Dr. Hitchcock will share his story and reflect upon what he’s learned about participating in God’s mission while continuing to learn.
Last week, President Greg Henson talked about how each of us have the opportunity to join God in mission. This week, Academic Vice President and Dean Ron Sisk hones in on the creativity and flexibility that Paul used in his approach to participating in the gospel.
Dr. Nathan Hitchcock, Associate Professor of Church History and Theology, was featured as a guest writer for the online journal Die Evangelischen Theologen. Hitchcock explored how, as Christians, our knowledge of God's final work informs our work in the here and now.