Looking Back: A System of Theological Education

Looking Back: A System of Theological Education

March 18, 2019

Over the last several weeks, we have highlighted some of our partners, met a few people, and shared a few stories along the way.  In this series, we looked at four different types of partners.  And, in each case, we learned a bit about the partner organization and how collaboration is creating unique opportunities for students. 

As we shared in our introductory post,

“Collaboration is a vital aspect of being on mission with God.  As an organization focused on developing servants for participation in the kingdom mission, Sioux Falls Seminary is firmly committed to collaboration.  For too long, theological education has been separated into various sections of the Church.  Seminaries, churches, ministry organizations, clinical training processes, and more have been operating separately from one another.  At Sioux Falls Seminary, we believe theological education should be a system in which multiple partners participate in the holistic development of individuals.  We are committed to developing kingdom-minded people for service in the mission of God.  Partnerships are essential to that process.”

Here's a look back on the series and the stories we shared.

Week 1
Partnerships: A System of Theological Education

Weeks 2 & 3
Partnership Spotlight: Cascade School of Theology
Story: Positive Disruption in Bellingham, WA

Weeks 4 & 5
Partnership Spotlight: VantagePoint3
Story: A New Path for Spiritual Formation

Weeks 6 & 7
Partnership Spotlight: Gospel Depth
Story: Biblical Depth and Living it Out

Weeks 8, 9, & 10
Partnership Spotlight: NAIITS
Story: A Place Called Home
Story: Be a Voice for Your People

As we journeyed through the past 10 weeks, it has been exciting to see how God is working in and through these partnerships and in the lives of students and partners.  From new ways to look at church-based theological education to interesting intercultural programs, our partners are breaking new ground, and we are blessed to collaborate with them.  We plan to highlight more partners and stories in the future, so stay tuned.