Mentoring is recognized as a very valuable aspect of theological education. But to everyone’s surprise, it isn’t always an integral component of degree programs at every seminary. To be fair, some seminaries integrate mentoring in a very intentional fashion.
The semester begins on January 23. If you are beginning the journey of theological education this spring, we welcome you! Be sure to download and review the new student welcome packet. It contains a lot of helpful information for you as you prepare for the journey ahead.
Rather than taking a few years to create what might be the perfect new program, we quickly implement changes in order to get feedback from students, faculty, pastors, and others so we can use that feedback to make improvements on the next iteration.
Often when schools talk about innovation they refer to program development or the creation of academic models. Unfortunately, creating new academic models without also thinking about how the school will support the educational system is dangerous.
Today we provide insight on who might be best served by a classic track. With its growth, popularity, and innovative approach to theological education, the Kairos Project is something many prospective students are interested in pursuing. However, the classic track is an option for many.
A new year is always exciting. As we look toward 2017, we begin a new series of articles that will focus on our classic educational tracks. Over the next several weeks, we will explore how enhancements to our classic tracks are offering unique opportunities for people to engage in theological education.
Advent is a reminder of the past when the Messiah came into the world in the human and humble form of a baby, and it looks forward to the promised return of the Messiah. He will return in human form as a resurrected man and a Conquering King to assume his rule in the presence of his people.
Taking 1 Peter 3:15 out of the context of Peter’s letter might lead us to think the verse is about high-sounding issues of apologetics and debate. However, the prior verse clarifies why people would want an explanation for why we have hope. “Have no fear” was part the angel’s message . . .
This time of year we can have minds that are not ready for action and not thinking clearly. There is just so much to do: concerts, programs, parties, work, and church activities. These can all leave us walking around in a daze, simply existing through this season rather than truly engaging it
Sioux Falls Seminary recently participated in a collaborative research project on operational and educational models in theological education. The goal was to find some underlying causes for why students are graduating seminary with a crushing amount of debt.