We are excited to publish our annual Advent booklet. This year's booklet, His Kingdom among Us, was written by Sioux Falls Seminary alumni. It contains a devotional for each week of Advent plus one for Christmas Day. Our hope is that the booklet will illustrate the true meaning of this season.
We serve a God of abundance. Rather than trying to build walls around our own little kingdoms, we are to be about the work of the Kingdom. At Sioux Falls Seminary, our work starts with the local church and moves from there. We walk alongside others as we cooperatively participate in God’s work.
For the past three weeks, we have looked at various components of theological education that might need to be addressed if we create a new paradigm of theological education. This week, we are going to discuss the role of faculty in a new paradigm.
Sioux Falls Seminary is excited to partner with Embrace Church in their endeavor to open a third campus in Sioux Falls. Through the partnership, Sioux Falls Seminary will serve as the site for Embrace's new Summit Avenue campus, which will launch in early 2015.
Dr. Paul Rainbow, Nate Helling, Gretchen Hartmann, and Karla Tschetter were all recently honored when Sioux Falls Seminary presented its second annual Excellence Awards. Please join us in thanking our 2014 recipients for their roles in creating a culture of excellence in Christian service.
Imagine a system of theological education in which the seminary serves as a platform. Rather than a place where students must go and from which they must be sent, the seminary would serve as a connector between students and their callings. A platform builds value for every part of the network.
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Since 2003, the amount seminaries are spending to deliver theological education has risen by about 30%. Many seminaries are searching for ways to bridge the gap between rising costs and declining enrollment. At Sioux Falls Seminary, we are committed to developing a new way forward.
Theological education is something that’s, most often, added to a student’s busy life instead of being integrated into it. As we move into a new paradigm of theological education, it may be time for us to reconsider the traditional definition of a full-time student.
Swiss theologian, Emil Brunner, once wrote, “The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning.” What a potent and challenging statement! Just as a pile of sticks is not a fire until there are flames, a group of people is not the Church until there is a commitment to the Mission of God.