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.
In an effort to expand the reach and opportunities for service to the community, Sioux Falls Seminary is excited to enter into a strategic partnership with Compassion Child Care in Sioux Falls to provide affordable housing and care to single mothers.
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.
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.
Register today for Women in Community 2014 - Extraordinary Vessels on either Thursday, September 4, in Omaha or Friday, September 5, in Sioux Falls. Discover how you can use your influence and resources for God's glory and for making a difference in the lives of others.
As I begin my service at SFS, I am reminded of Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations . . ."