“One of the hallmarks of Houghton College Online is that we have deliberately and intentionally created an environment that mirrors the residential campus.” Blair said.
Since stepping out from behind the curtain, Skor has found her voice as a leader and been able to focus on using her giftings for maximum benefit to the church.
Since Shannon’s life before becoming a professor was deeply immersed in the business world, he is able to impart practical knowledge to his students and connect what is being communicated in the textbook to relevant experience.
“Houghton is a fantastic community. There is such a close interaction between the students and faculty,” Webb said.
“Immeasurably more” is the phrase Rev. Gail Kerstetter, director of music ministries and outreach at SWU, uses to describe what God has done through the SWU University Singers and their ministry on military bases.
“My advice to preachers is to read for the cultivation of the soul rather than the development of skill,” he said.
The students coming through SWU are “not formed to be cookie cutter ministerial students,” said Summers. Each student has different callings, gifts and talents; SWU is helping each student to be exactly who God has called them to be.
“Houghton took a risk and invested in me as a prospective student.” Kongkaw said. “When I first visited there, I felt strongly that this could be a community for me.”
The coffee shop has become a means to minister through a different venue and brings people into the church who otherwise would not come close.
“If not for the Kern Program, I wouldn’t be at Ransom. I would have never explored the topic of spiritual friendship that has led me to be in Wesley Seminary’s program — all to steward this vision that the Lord has really laid on my heart.”
She offers this advice to incoming IWU students: “God does not hold you to the high expectation of knowing; but you still need to participate in learning.”
White misses the Houghton “bubble,” where “it was nice to walk out and know everyone.”
The secret to flourishing in your own right as a pastor’s spouse is finding a way to get involved with the things you really care about, Spaugh said.
Like all programs at SWU, the online Ed.D. program is intentionally evangelical in addition to upholding a high academic standard.
“The culture forces the church to ‘get deeper rather than wider,’ focusing more on the quality of relationships rather than the number.”
Adams reminds people outside the world of prison to avoid allowing fear to prevent them from ministering alongside people in prison.
“SWU gave me the foundation I needed to be where I am today,” he said.
Since its launch in May 2018, Kingswood Extended has filled more than 400 classroom seats digitally.
Another critical aspect of Houghton was a culture that made it easy for conversations about Jesus to flow freely, helping Trotman to expand in his faith.
As Michaela was growing in her “seeing” of spiritual realities, SWU was giving her plenty of opportunities to develop leadership and discover her calling.
La imagen en Apocalipsis 7: 9 de una gran multitud de todas las naciones, tribus y personas inspira la pasión del reverendo Rodrigo Azofeifa por la adoración inclusiva.
The image in Revelation 7:9 of a great multitude from every nation, tribe and people inspires Rev. Rodrigo Azofeifa’s passion for inclusive worship.
This work in multicultural church unification has become a passion for Azofeifa.
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