A Partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary
A partnership agreement between Sioux Falls Seminary and Taylor Seminary, signed in June 2015, is uniting these institutions and creating groundbreaking new opportunities in theological education.
This partnership began with a focus on online education, faculty development and global theological education. Over the past two years, the partnership has deepened significantly and has resulted in the integration of some systems, operational functions and academic programming. For example, the seminaries have merged the curricular competencies and outcomes for respective Master of Divinity (MDiv) programs; the two schools share a registrar, and each school now also recognizes their campuses as educational sites of the other.
Devotional Book has been Published
A year-long devotional book written by Taylor alumni, faculty and staff is about to be published. Strength for Today, which began as a 75th Anniversary project in 2015, was compiled over several years, and has been released. Order Now!
More than 100 contributors participated, including well-known figures from Taylor’s history:
* former faculty such as Dr. Werner Waitkus, Dr. Richard Paetzel, Dr. Willy Muller, and more;
* current faculty, including Dr. Joyce Bellous, Dr. Randal Rauser, Dr. Allan Effa, Dr. Jerry Shepherd, and more;
* former students, including Dr. Tim Schroeder, Dr. Lyle Buyer, Sheryl Grunwald, Dr. Stef Piva, Dr. Jeff Kilmartin, and more;
* former administrators, trustees, friends and donors – all of whom have generously shared from their life experiences.
Strength for Today will be offered as a hardcover book. Copies are available at the Taylor General Office, as well as through the Taylor website and via Amazon.com.
We are so grateful for each contributor, and we pray God’s blessing on each reader in the years ahead.
Taylor Update: Spring 2018
As most of you know, Taylor is in a time of transition. We are moving forward in a number of exciting ways. All of these are things that have been developing for some time. Most of them are quite exciting. Some of them are less so.
Thirteen students graduated from Taylor Seminary on May 6, 2018, mainly with Master of Theological Studies or Master of Divinity degrees. The MTS is a 48-hour program, while the MDiv is a 77-hour program. Both attract students who are looking ahead to ministry, either as a vocation, or as a lay ministry opportunity while continuing to serve in another profession, or serving at home, in their community, or as a volunteer.