We're excited to explore The Great Commission and how theological education has sought to serve that mission over time. We will look at the history of theological education, ask how we've progressed, and seek to understand the systems that have brought us to today.
With the next academic year approaching, we continue to follow God and participate in the work he is doing in, through, and around us. In the coming year, we’ll build on our foundation of Immeasurably More by sharing how we we’re walking boldly toward the future to which God has called us.
Our kingdom calling is to create systems of theological education and integrated counseling that are affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful for the purpose of developing servants for their participation in God’s kingdom mission. It's how we articulate our participation within the kingdom.
We are excited to announce our next Women in Community event series offering - Wholehearted! We invite you to join us in Sioux Falls or Omaha on September 25 and 24, respectively. If you find yourself seeking God in all aspects of your life, you’ll want to join us for this day of dialogue, reflection, and discovery!
Most people realize that as a seminary community we use our gifts to come alongside those called to a journey of theological education. However, they might not realize that we also serve others by providing integrative counseling. It is actually an important part of our kingdom calling.
On July 1-5, I participated in the 2015 Triennial Conference. The theme of the Triennial was, “Sent,” and we focused on how the Missional nature of God can permeate everything we are as followers of Christ and servants in God’s mission. It was a fantastic event.
As I begin my service as Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Sioux Falls Seminary, 1 Peter 4:10 reminds me that whatever strengths and abilities I bring to my new role are for one overarching purpose: to serve others. That service is the key to what our seminary is all about.
1 Peter 4:10 encourages each of us to use whatever gifts we have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I have had the privilege to interact with hundreds of Sioux Falls Seminary students in the last decade.
We are blessed through the faithful stewardship of volunteers who share their time and talent to help us live out our kingdom calling. Our volunteers bless the lives of seminary students and community members by using whatever gifts they have received to honor God.
On June 30, I officially retire as Academic Vice President and Dean and Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry at our seminary. While I have been here, I have sought to use my gifts of teaching and administration to help our students prepare for service.