Now there’s one more reason for you to be in the Chicago area at the end of October. In addition to the 3DM workshop on discipleship and mission (Fri Oct 28 / 9am-5pm) and the Missional Learning Commons (Fri Oct 28 / 7-9pm – Sat Oct 29 / 9am-3pm), Northern Seminary will be hosting an event on Thursday evening (Oct 27 / 7-9pm) during which 3DM will present a video and paper as a way to spark some conversation about the future of theological education. Got all that?
This is all part of a brewing partnership between Northern Seminary and 3DM that my friend JR Rozko has been spear-heading. Everyone involved shares a vision for discipleship-oriented theological education.
From Mike Breen’s blog,
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.
So if you have thoughts, questions, concerns, or ideas about the future of theological education, we’d love for you to join us and contribute to the discussion. The video and paper will be made publicly available in November, but those who join us for this event will have some advance access to them.
Note: We don’t anticipate this being a large event, but we really do want to advance the word to those who share a genuine interest in this topic, so please feel free to use the social sharing options below or your own avenues of social networking to let others know about this Thursday evening event as well as the workshop and Commons. Here’s some additional details on the Thursday night event…
- When: Thursday, October 27 from 7-9 PM
- Where: Northern Seminary, Lindner Conference Center
- 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.