b'MINISTRY & LEADERSHIPTHEOLOGICAL EDUCATIONPrinciples and Practices of a Competency-Based Approach KENTON C. ANDERSON & GREGORY J. HENSONDiscover the beauty of theological institutions and churches working with and for one another.Theological Education demonstrates how churches and seminaries can coop-erate through a competency-based learning approach to ministry prepa-rationthat is, competency-based theological education (CBTE). CBTE focuses on the mutual mission of the church and theological education: developing followers of Christ who flourish in their pastoral vocations.Pioneers in CBTE Kenton Anderson and Gregory Henson present the main contours of this exciting and innovative approach to theological education. This first book-length treatment of CBTE lays the ground-work for expansion and refinement as theological schools and churches move together in partnership, exploringprinciples that ground successful CBTE cooperation, such as collaborative mission, contextualized discipleship, and holistic assessmentpractices that a CBTE approach requires, such as affordable pro-grams, flexible technology, and continuous improvementAnderson and Henson offer a way past the separate battles for survival that theological education and churches face in a post-Christian world. Using the competency-based theological education model means semi-naries can provide practical ministry training together with churches who invest in the theological education of those who minister among them.Kenton C. Anderson (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Semi-nary) is President of Providence University College and Theological Semi-nary and the author of Integrative Preaching and Choosing to Preach. He is also the creative founder of Immerse, the first fully competency-based masters degree accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.Gregory J. Henson (PhD, Sioux Falls Seminary) serves as President of Kairos University, one of the largest and most diverse communities of competency-based theological education in the world. His work on inno-vation, theological education, organizational transformation, and gover-nance has been used by seminaries, universities, churches, and nonprofits on six continents. Gregs most recent book, The Council, offers an alterna-tive view on organizational governance. He is a father of four amazing kids and husband to his favorite theologian and preacher.978-0-8254-4844-7$21.99Paperback5.5 x 8.5144 pagesEducation / Teacher & Student KREGELMentoringA C A D E M I CKregel AcademicRights: WorldMarch 19, 2024kregel.com/academic29'