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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Located in Forth Worth, Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is one of the largest seminaries in the world that equips men and women with a strong theological foundation to fulfill God’s calling on their lives. Since its founding in 1908, the seminary has trained and sent out more than 43,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. Southwestern seminary resembles to a university in its size and organization. The seminary is divided into six schools – The College, The School of Theology, The School of Educational Ministries, the School of Church Music, The Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, and the Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston – each with its own faculty. The school offers 18 tracks of study in areas such as corporate chaplaincy, Islamic Studies, marriage and family counseling, urban evangelism, and social work.

Dr. Paige Patterson is the 8th and current president of the seminary, a known advocate for global missions and evangelism and also an ardent architect of the Conservative Resurgence.

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Westminster Theological Seminary

Founded in 1929, Westminster Theological Seminary is a Presbyterian and Reformed Christian graduate institution that offers theological education at Philadelphia campus and through a program of study in London. In 1982, the California campus of Westminster became an independent institution which is now known as Westminster Theological Seminary California.

Westminster Theological School exists to form Christian leaders to proclaim the whole counsel of God throughout a changing world. The Seminary is committed to Scripture and to the systematic exposition of biblical truth known as the Reformed faith. The School also subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Westminster desires to be used in training ministers of the gospel and others for service in those churches committed to the Three Forms of Unity as subordinate standards.

The current president of Westminster Theological Seminary Dr. Peter A. Lillback. He is also the Professor of Historical Theology.

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Regent College

Founded in 1968, Regent College is a transdenominational graduate school of theology located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is housed in a three-level building. The campus is on the farther side of Vancouver City, and the College is housed in a three-level building. Regent is affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is part of the consortium of theological schools on the UBC campus. Regent College is an evangelical school that seeks to cultivate intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church and His world. Regent College also remains true to orthodox faith as recorded in the Scriptures.

Regent College currently offers four distinct graduate degree programs – Diploma in Christian Studies (DipCS), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS), Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM). Some of the programs that fall under these concentrations include: Old Testament; Missions & Evangelism; New Testament; Biblical Studies; Marketplace Theology; Family & Community; and Church History. Today, over 600 students are enrolled in the Regent and coming from over 40 foreign countries and representing more than 30 denominations. Moreover, Regent College has produced more than 4,000 graduates and 17,000 former students worldwide.

Dr. Rod Wilson has served as the current president of Regent College since 2000. He is also the Professor of Counselling and Psychology.

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte Campus

SEMINARY REVIEW – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Main Campus (Hamilton)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) in Charlotte, North Carolina exists to equip men and women who, as committed servants of Christ, are disciplined in mind, eager to learn, and sensitive to the needs of the world. Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte primarily serves students from the Southeast and its sought-after degree programs have attracted students from other U.S. States and each major continent.

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Boston Campus

SEMINARY REVIEW: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Hamilton Campus

SEMINARY REVIEW: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte Campus

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s (GCTS) Boston campus, called the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME) provides ministerial training for urban pastors and church leaders in Boston and throughout the United States. Gordon-Conwell’s CUME officially opened with 30 students in September 1976 at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Currently located at its own campus facility a block from the original Roxbury location, Gordon-Conwell CUME serves more than 400 students coming from 39 denominations. With 21 distinct nationalities represented in CUME’s programs, classes are also taught in Spanish, French Creole and Portuguese, with occasional classes in American Sign Language.

The Center for Urban Ministerial Education’s main objective encompasses the greater mission of GCTS and is particularly focused to help equip urban pastors and church leaders for more effective ministry and outreach in urban communities locally and throughout the world. CUME’s academic program is contextualized to the needs of the city by means of faculty, staff, tuition, location, and class schedule. This unique program had served as a model for similar programs in Minneapolis; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; and Portland, Oregon; and in international cities such as Quito, Ecuador; and Lagos, Nigeria. CUME has also served in a support capacity by providing resources, ministerial fellowship, and stimulation for cross-denominational endeavors in evangelism and church growth.

Master of Divinity in Urban Ministry

Master of Divinity with a concentration in Urban Church Ministry prepares nearly 40% students to serve in ministry. Through a wide array of courses with a unique urban emphasis, this degree provide the skills and foundation to effectively proclaim God’s redeeming work in the context of the city. CUME’s student body is made up of a diverse group of people from different ethnicities, countries, denominations and phases of life.

With the cooperation and support of ministers, churches and agencies (especially the Emmanuel Gospel Center) in inner-city and working-class sections of Boston, this concentration creates a close relationship between Mentored Ministry in the city and academic training. Seminary courses on Urban Ministry are offered directly in the city and will required students to travel if they are not living in Boston. Students are encouraged to spend their second year in the city while completing their Urban Ministry Track courses, especially if they have never lived in an urban context prior to seminary.

Required Core Requirements

  • Biblical Studies (10 Courses)
    • Hebrew I, Hebrew II, Theology of the Pentateuch OR Intro to the Old Testament, Hebrew Exegesis Course, Old Testament Prophetical Books OR Old Testament Poetical Books, Basic Greek I, Basic Greek II, Interpreting the New Testament, New Testament Narrative Book Exegesis and New Testament Epistle Exegesis.
  • Christian Thought (7 Courses)
    • Systematic Theology I, II and III, The Church to the Reformation OR equivalent, The Church Since the Reformation OR equivalent, Social Ethics course and World Mission course.
  • Ministry of the Church (8 Courses)
    • Preaching: Principles & Practices in Preparing Relevant Biblical Sermons, Preaching for Modern Listeners, Inner City Ministry I and II, Church and Community, Educational Ministries course, Pastoral Counseling for Urban Ministry and Research and Writing in Urban Theological Studies.
  • Mentored Ministry (2 Courses)
    • Mentored Ministry I and II
  • Electives (4 Courses)

More information about the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Master of Divinity Program.

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Talbot School of Theology

Founded in 1952, Talbot School of Theology is an interdenominational seminary located in Southern California near Los Angeles. It is one of the seven schools that comprises Biola University. Talbot couples solid evangelical scholarship with intentional character development to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. It is the purpose of Talbot to develop in the lives of its students a spiritual life which is in harmony with the great doctrines taught, in order that they may grow in the grace as well as in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Specifically, the goal is to educate and graduate students characterized by practical Christian service, missionary and evangelistic zeal and an adequate knowledge of the Scriptures.

Talbot currently offers degree programs in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Ministry. Moreover, Talbot is known for its conservative evangelical theology, especially related to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy and premillennial dispensationalism.

Dr. Clinton E. Arnold serves as the current Dean of Talbot School of Theology. He is also the Professor of New Testament Language and Literature.

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Asbury Theological Seminary – Main Campus

Founded in 1923, Asbury Theological Seminary is one of the largest evangelical, multidenominational graduate institution that offers a variety of master degree and postgraduate degree programs through the schools of Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation, Theology and Formation, Practical Theology, World Mission and Evangelism and Postgraduate Studies. Asbury Theological Seminary is not affiliated with any one denomination but stands firmly in the Wesleyan tradition. The seminary graduates more United Methodist pastors than any other divinity school, a testimony to the appeal of its conservative doctrinal positions. Today, Asbury Theological Seminary enrolls a total of nearly 1,600 students, representing nearly 100 denominations and 29 countries. Committed to vital evangelical Christian Faith, Asbury Theological Seminary is rooted in the Wesleyan-Arminian theological doctrine.

Dr. Timothy C. Tennett is the current president of Asbury Theological Seminary who has served since July 2009.

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Hamilton

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) is an interdenominational evangelical Christian graduate school dedicated to equipping students to ‘all facets of gospel outreach’. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, GCTS seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.

The original Hamilton campus serves as the main campus with a diverse student body of approximately 632 students from 55 denominations and 22 foreign countries. It offers a wide variety of masters and doctoral degrees. Its masters degrees are offered on a full-time, residential model and provide students with a classical theological education, the opportunity for deep spiritual formation, and an emphasis on global engagement and practical training. Its faculty has an international reputation in the areas of biblical studies, ministry and theology. And besides from its main campus in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary also has an urban campus located in downtown Boston known as the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), a campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an extension site located in Jacksonville, Florida.

The current president of Gordon-Conwell is Dennis Hollinger, a Christian Ethicist.

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Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is one of the largest evangelical Christian seminaries in the world and the educational seminary of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Located in Deerfield, Illinois, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School enrolls more than 1,200 graduate students in professional and academic programs, including more than 150 in its Ph.D programs. At the center of this school is the Master of Divinity program, preparing pastors, teachers, and missionaries for many kinds of service.

At present, Tite Tiénou is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the professor of Theology of Mission.

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Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) is one of the largest conservative evangelical seminaries in the world with more than 70 denominations represented. Located in Dallas, Texas, the seminary has more than 14,000 alumni from over 100 countries serving the world. The seminary was founded by Lewis Sperry Chafer and W. H. Griffith Thomas in 1924. It has grown to have extension campuses in Atlanta, Austin, Guatemala, Houston, Knoxville, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and Tampa. DTS offers degrees in Master of Theology, Master of Arts, Doctoral Programs and Non-professional degrees. With past presidents including John Walvoord and Charles Swindoll, the seminary has been known for many years as the academic center of dispensationalism.

Dr. Mark L. Bailey succeeded Dr. Chuck Swindoll and assumed the Seminary’s presidency in 2001. Aside from being the president of Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Bailey is the professor of Bible Exposition and is thoroughly committed to upholding the seminary’s commitment to dispensationalism.