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Can seminaries prepare students for the real world?

Is the purpose of the seminary to train theologians or practitioners?

For the last 50 years, theologians, pastors and congregations have been debating this very question. Indeed, higher education at-large is questioning the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Is the purpose of education to help the student to think critically or to function practically?

To be effective, a seminary has to do both.

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Making MDiv residency work for busy pastors

Grand Canyon University (GCU) recently completed its second residency for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. GCU’s MDiv program within the College of Theology offers learning with interpersonal collaboration to develop and inspire future worship leaders.

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Engaging spaces: 4 types of adult classroom spaces

For each church, educational spaces will be quite varied: some small, some large, some flexible, some very specific. For a design to facilitate the varied forms of religious education, it must be based on an understanding of the specific needs and goals for a particular ministry.

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Continuing education options for busy pastors–new eBook available

Discover how an advanced-degree can prepare you to lead your church more effectively. From Christian leadership, to urban and cross-cultural ministry and beyond, this eBook can open the door to various fields in Christian ministry.

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New “Continuing Education” eBook examines seminary training, Bibles/Bible software, online education, the M.Div. and more

In this insightful new eBook, various academic authors examine the continuing education landscape available to church executives, including: seminary training — more important than ever; the best Bibles and Bible software programs; the prevalence of online education for pastors; do you really need an M.Div. to pastor?; and the case for formal continuing education.

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