Stewardship Report: CBTE Peer Report
April 30, 2018
Over the past few years, Sioux Falls Seminary has had a leadership role in the Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education Project. It is a project funded by the Lilly Endowment and administered by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The goal of the project is to highlight, research, and encourage work being done across the schools in ATS as it relates to educational models and practices.
Sioux Falls Seminary was invited to be a member of the peer group focused on competency-based theological education. In that role, we led various subgroups and helped craft the final report created by the group. A significant amount of our work was invested in writing about theological education as a philosophy, not a model, and in how schools think about assessment and global theological education within the paradigm of competency-based theological education.
The report submitted by our peer group can be found in the March 2018 issue of the Association of Theological Schools’ Colloquy Online. The issue highlighted rising interest in competency-based theological education by sharing the Competency-Based Peer Group report from the Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education Project.
In June, we will be one of the schools highlighted at an Innovation Expo hosted by the Association of Theological Schools at its biennial meeting. We give thanks to God for the opportunity to speak into the future of theological education and look forward to seeing what God will do as schools continue to think creatively about how they develop people to participate in God's mission!