One of the things that has become abundantly clear in our work with pastors and leaders is that there is a devastating disconnect between the ways that our seminaries and theological schools train and equip leaders for ministry and the realities that these leaders are facing day in and day out. Noticing this has caused us to begin asking (along with many others), “What is the future of theological education?” While we don’t think we have all answers to that question, we do have some thoughts and would like to invite you to an evening of dialogue about this important topic in Chicago.
When: Thursday, October 27 from 7-9 PM
Where: Northern Seminary, in a meeting in a room on the second floor of Kern Hall.
Directions: As you pull into Northern Seminary, a large pond will be on your left. Directly behind it is Lindner Conference Center. As you come to Lindner Conference Center on your left, you will follow signs that will guide you to the right, around the corner and another building, to Kern Hall. There is ample parking and once you enter through the double doors, you will proceed up the stairs to the right. Signs will lead you to the room in which we will be meeting.
The address again of Northern Seminary is 660 E. Butterfield Rd. Lombard, Il 60148
What: Presentations of a video and paper on the future of theological education followed by responses by Dr. David Fitch and others and an open question and response time.
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event, but we would ask that you register here, so that we have an idea of how many will be joining us for the evening.
3DM will also be a part of two other events while in Chicago:
Discipleship and Mission workshop. Friday. 9-5. Register here.
The Missional Learning Commons, put on by the Ecclesia Network, that Mike Breen will be facilitating. Register here.