While numerous persons associated with the seminary, faculty, and students alike, have shared deeply in the mission of God’s redemption of the world, we cannot find a better example of the variety and scope of this mission than in August Rauschenbusch. He was a man of incredible intelligence.
In June of 1793, William Carey and his family set out for Calcutta, India. Baptist missions had begun. He founded a school to teach native children, and began studying the local language so he could translate Scripture. He put many great works of native literature into print for the first time.
Missions seems to be a part of most Baptists’ DNA. Though Baptist theological education has been primarily for training pastors, education has always been part of Baptist mission work. It has been since the rise of Baptist missions with William Carey, father of the modern Protestant missions movement.
Sioux Falls Seminary is trying to take the Great Commission seriously as it develops innovative, contextual, biblically faithful platforms for theological education. But we are by no means the first! Let us remember one outstanding seminary from the Christian past: Halle University.
Join us Friday, October 16, and learn how to serve the silent victims of domestic violence that are in your midst. Our one-day training event will prepare you to respond to the needs of those around you in a helpful way. Together, we can help end the silence!
Our faculty and administration have written on the topic of theological education, its history, and its biblical foundations. As we look at the history of theological education, especially in light of the Great Commission, we begin a series through which we’ll share these works.
On September 1, we celebrated the start of our 158th academic year! The convocation service was a wonderful event not only because we celebrated the beginning of a new academic year, but also because we welcomed Dr. Larry Caldwell as the Chief Academic Officer.
Two years ago I moved my family to Sioux Falls in pursuit of a degree at Sioux Falls Seminary. , My goal was mostly centered on furthering my credentials. Today, I find myself less interested in a career and more focused on a purpose – to respond to God’s call in my life.
The Great Commission is at the heart of our calling, both as individuals and as a community. We're called to follow Jesus into mission and make disciples along the way. We are excited to start the academic year and to walk boldly toward the future to which God is calling us.
The task that Jesus entrusted to his disciples and to us is to make disciples of all nations. This call comes with the promise of his presence to guide and to empower us as we fulfill our calls. We are privileged to play a part in developing disciples who develop disciples.