Last week we began sharing advent devotionals written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary. Each of the devotionals, one for every week of Advent plus Christmas Day, examine texts in John’s Gospel that explore who Jesus is and how he impacts our lives and ministries
Christmas is a time to remember that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ reigns. King Jesus heralded the Kingdom of God and everything that comes with it. Over the next few weeks, we are excited to share a series of five devotionals written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary.
As we discuss the Kingdom of God, we want to say “thank you” to the countless individuals, groups, and organizations that join us as we follow God into mission. Our ability to develop students for their unique callings is enhanced when we partner with others and faithfully steward what we have.
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.
Over the next few months at Sioux Falls Seminary we are venturing into a discussion of the Kingdom of God. It is a rich, but difficult, biblical theme! To gain a better understanding of the Kingdom of God, one of the best ways to start is by clarifying the saying of Jesus: “the Kingdom of God is among you.”
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.