We are committed to developing theological education that will effectively train pastors in the greater Phoenix area for the realities they face in equipping God’s people to be a faithful presence in our contemporary world. We are working toward full partnership with Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis to offer an accredited M.A. degree in Missional Theology to begin 1 July 2017.
In June 2016 ATS approved our petitions to become a full extension site of Redeemer Seminary (Dallas) and to offer a fully accredited M.A. in Missional Theology. With the closure of Redeemer Seminary we have resubmitted the petitions to partner with Covenant Theological Seminary.
In working out a creative model of theological education we are following the lead of many leaders in mission both from the West and the Southern hemisphere. During the 1960s - 1980s a rich discussion on theological education developed as the church in the South exploded and needed theological training for leaders. These leaders asked new questions about theological education in a number of areas including curriculum, pedagogy, structures, and evaluation. We have found the writings of especially Harvie Conn, Lesslie Newbigin, and David Bosch to be a rich resource as we ask how to train missional leaders in a new time.