As the academic year begins, we reflect on Ephesians 4:1: “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling that you have been called…” This verse speaks of what seminaries are really all about: developing students to better “walk in a manner worthy of their callings.”
Counseling program updates are helping develop students into counselors and therapists who carry into their work with them--two languages, one truth, recognition of Christ as their counselor exemplar, and the notion of relationship as a foundational principle.
Our vision is to create a system of theological education that shifts the focus from chronos to kairos. In this system, students are fully engaged, and learning is more effective because it’s built around moments in time that naturally encourage integrated learning.
As Sioux Falls Seminary develops individuals for their unique calling in ministry, we begin by discussing the primary call for all of Christ’s followers. Ephesians 4:1 reads, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.”
Theological education is about more than equipping leaders. It’s about developing people for their unique callings--a formational process that includes teaching, equipping, training, educating, action, and reflection as parts of a holistic journey. Join us as we explore what this means for us.
Sioux Falls Seminary will graduate its 156th class at 2:00 p.m. next Saturday, May 25, at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. We look forward to celebrating this year's graduates who are all ready to serve God and his mission in a variety of different contexts.
Thanks to a gift from the Sioux Falls Downtown Kiwanis Club, students can continue an outreach project to children at the KidStop. The project, which began in 2012, is creating opportunities for children in Pettigrew Heights to learn about God and creation care.
President Greg Henson recently contributed to a three-part series for In Trust Magazine addressing changes in theological education. The final article shares several tested best practices for fostering generosity.
The chance to learn from one of the foremost scholars alive today is a rare opportunity. This summer, the opportunity is yours! Join Dr. Gerald Borchert, former distinguished dean of Sioux Falls Seminary and NT scholar, to explore First Corinthians on June 9-13, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. Enroll or inquire today!
Thanks to the support of two generous families, three Sioux Falls Seminary students have received scholarships to study short term at Jerusalem University in Israel. Mike Harvat, Bridget Wass, and Gregory Pasco were selected from a group of peer applicants.