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Since the fall of 2014 Grace Seminary has been exploring a model of theological education that meets the leadership needs of the evangelical community, is attractive to churches, and does not require individuals to relocate to Winona Lake. What has emerged through countless interviews with pastors, seminary leaders, and Grace Seminary alumni is a model of seminary education we have termed Deploy.
Deploy is a biblically centered, globally aware, competency-based education offered on site at churches to enable more effective service within the unique contexts of urban, rural, and suburban settings. The term Deploy comes from Matthew 9:36-38, “When He saw the crowds He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’.”
In order to accomplish the vision of training pastors and ministry leaders all over the world we are seeking to raise funds for Grace Seminary. Additional start-up funds for Deploy are needed to develop curriculum, purchase software, hire faculty, seek accreditation, and begin recruiting churches to join us in training the next generation of pastors, missionaries, and church leaders. The purchase and renovation of the William Male Seminary and Graduate Studies Center has already been completed.
Deploy is accredited through Association of Theologial Schools and is seeking approval from the Higher Learning Commission.