We continue our conversation of affordable, accessible, and relevant theological education this week by discussing the idea of relevancy in theological education and what it means for such an education to be integrative and to operate within a developmental paradigm.
Over the past two weeks, we have looked closely at what we mean by affordable and accessible theological education. For the next two weeks, we will address the topic of relevancy by taking a deeper look at a few concepts: contextual, integrative, and developmental paradigm.
We're to spend time learning the word of God so it might guide our actions and shape our being. For this reason, we believe every follower of Christ is called to engage in theological education. Unfortunately, most have a narrow vision of theological education. And, many feel such education is only for pastors.
The past two decades seminaries have been raising funds for scholarships. In the process, total expenditures as an industry have grown at a rate almost three times faster than that of inflation. Today we're looking at how operational changes can make theological education more affordable.
Sioux Falls Seminary’s 158th commencement service and celebration will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. We look forward to celebrating with our students, their families and friends, and the wider seminary community.
Sioux Falls Seminary featured Rev. Dr. Charlie Self at the 2016 Hiller Lectureship on April 13. Over 120 Christian leaders came together to hear about “Pastor 4.0,” which aimed to redefine leadership and mission for the 21st century. Self’s presentations were described as "inspiring" and "powerful.”
SFS is participating in God’s kingdom mission by developing systems of theological education that are affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. This week, we are sharing the story of student Paul Gericke and what affordable, accessible, and relevant has meant for him.
Sioux Falls Seminary is called to develop systems of theological education and integrated counseling that are affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. This best articulates the ways in which we participate in God’s kingdom mission. But what, you may wonder, does that sentence actually mean?
In writing to the church at Ephesus, Paul writes as one rejoicing in the progress of a beloved people. He has “heard of [their] faith in the Lord Jesus and [their] love toward all the saints,” and does “not cease in [giving] thanks for [them], remembering [them] in [his] prayers” (Eph. 1:15-16).
Sioux Falls Seminary's future plans are rooted in a belief that God is at work and that we're called to participate in that work. At times, that will mean strengthening what's been done in the past. While other times we'll need to honor the past and look toward the future.