What about denominations getting focused on what makes for a healthy, vital church, and creating systems of support and accountability to move congregations in that direction?
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We’re good at learning from authority, but how do we learn to question authority? That’s an invaluable skill in this collaborative, Internet age, says a professor of interdisciplinary studies.
The campus at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is developing a hybrid model of theological education using technology and on-campus instruction to engage students in new ways.
Theological schools must use both sophisticated communication technologies and in-person teaching to effectively train pastors in the 21st century, says the former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
City Seminary students gather at Flushing library to read Scripture together before prayer walk. Courtesy of City Seminary
Global Christianity is in New York. Mark Gornik and City Seminary are preparing its leaders, using an innovative model of theological education.
It is still the norm for head and associate pastors at large churches to be seminary-trained. But not their "specialist" ministers.