In the posts below you can get a glimpse of how some are already reimagining theological education.  Check out our own posts as well for updates on our development of an alternative credentialing system for ministry/leadership training.

Invention

Reflections on Summer Summit

Below is a reflection on the 2016 Summer Summit by Sean Witty, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Newton Centre.  View original post here. I sat in on the recent Reimagining Theological Education: Online Conference (June 28, 2016). To those close to it, the need to rethink the training of religious leaders is obvious. What is…

Aug 19 adminjf

RTE Working Group Update

Around the country one finds a vast variety of new forms of education and training for faith-based ministry. Some are highly specific to local contexts, and some are generalizable; some represent complete independent programs, and some are steps toward an accredited seminary degree. We believe that these diverse training/teaching organizations need some acknowledgment of the…

Apr 05 adminjf

The Praxis Model

Authored by Kelly Lamon In seminary cafeterias across the country, students are having the same type of conversation over lunch. “When am I actually going to use my understanding of… conciliar magisterium… oikonomia… Arminianism… docetism… atonement theology… etc., etc., etc. How much of this actually matters to my future work?” The cry for relevancy is an…

Feb 22 adminjf

Innovation

Pacific School of Religion

Pacific School of Religion prepares theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social transformation. PSR envisions theological education as a radically inclusive community. Our two centers, Ignite Institute @ PSR and Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, share an expansive, hopeful message of spiritual and social transformation. New programs like our Master of…

Oct 07 adminjf

The Center for Faith & Service

Wayne Meisel is the Director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. The Center develops programs through partnerships with local congregations and national church offices for a generation defined by their commitment to service and justice. The Center also seeks to renew theological education through collective efforts to…

Sep 30 adminjf

New Curriculum at St. Paul

St. Paul School of Theology has a new curriculum organized around four main themes: 1. Spiritual Formation 2. Interpreting the Faith 3. Growing in Communion 4. Serving the World The new curriculum began Fall 2014. For more details about the curriculum, please click here. Saint Paul School of Theology, with campuses in the Greater Kansas City and…

Sep 30 adminjf