Distance education is on the rise in seminaries

Distance learning is a rising trend in theological education.  I write as one who started the seminary journey through the University of Dubuque’s distance MDiv program.  In fact, I was the first student to be accepted into the program! Being able to take advantage of this UDTS’ program allowed me to continue working full-time, maintain my church commitments, and start seminary in an accredited program at a PCUSA seminary.

I think distance theological education is here to stay! It offers many advantages for the church by making a quality seminary education available to those who were previously hindered by location and pairing the educational process with the nurturing of the sending church community.
How do YOU think distance learning will shape the future of the church?

Read the article online at the Presbyterian Outlook website.

Download a PDF of the piece from the September 17 issue of the magazine.

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Collegiate ministries delivers report, shares in worship

Collegiate ministries delivers report, shares in worship

Written by Jana Blazek, Outlook online content manager

PITTSBURGH , July 3, 2012 – The Task Force on Collegiate Ministries delivered its report to the General Assembly Committee on Church Growth on Tuesday morning – describing a new vision for working with students.

Creation of 1001 new worshipping communities headed to floor of General Assembly

Creation of 1001 new worshipping communities headed to floor of General Assembly

 

Written by Jana Blazek, Outlook online content manager

PITTSBURGH, July 3 — The Committee on Church Growth at the 220th General Assembly dove into work this morning as they considered, discussed, and approved one of the most promoted movements in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).