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.
What would your ministry look like with a healthy dose of innovation? Whether you work inside or outside a church building, you’ll want to hear what kinds of entrepreneurial practices are shaking up the world for Christ. RSVP today to attend at no cost!
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.
Sioux Falls Seminary develops individuals for their unique callings in many different ways. Whether called to the serve in ministry, in the marketplace, or in their communities, women of all ages have been exploring God’s plans for their lives through the Women in Community presentation series.
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.
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.