• Theological Education

    Theological Education
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    Price: $21.99

    ISBN: 9780825448447

    Edition: March 19, 2024

    Pages: 144

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: March 19, 2024

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Academic

    Category: Reference

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    Theological Education

    Principles and Practices of a Competency-Based Approach

    Discover the beauty of theological institutions and churches working with and for one another,

    Theological Education demonstrates how churches and seminaries can cooperate through a competency-based learning approach to ministry preparation--that 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 vocations.

    This first book-length treatment of CBTE lays the groundwork for expansion and refinement as theological schools and churches move together in partnership, exploring:

    • principles that ground successful CBTE cooperation, such as collaborative mission, contextualized discipleship, and holistic assessment; and
    • practices that a CBTE approach requires, such as affordable programs, flexible technology, and continuous improvement.

    Using the CBTE model means seminaries can provide practical ministry training together with churches who invest in the theological education of those who minister among them.
    Author: Kenton C. Anderson
    Kenton C. Anderson (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is President of Providence University College and Theological Seminary and the author of Integrative Preaching and Choosing to Preach. He is also the creative founder of Immerse, the first fully competency-based master’s degree accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.
    Gregory J. Henson (DMin, Sioux Falls Seminary; MBA Benedictine University) serves as President of Kairos University. His work on innovation, theological education, organizational transformation, and governance has been used by seminaries, universities, churches, and nonprofits on six continents. Greg's most recent book, The Council, offers an alternative view on organizational governance.