June 4, 2018
Three years ago, I shared my story as a student at Sioux Falls Seminary, studying toward my Master of Arts in Bible & Theology. I noted that I began my journey with eyes toward a career but concluded more focused than ever on God’s call.
Today, I am on the other side of the desk, having completed my first year as Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND. I am amazed at how often I have reflected on lessons learned during my time at the seminary, advising students out of wisdom I gained from faculty and staff.
One of the lessons I am most grateful for is recognizing the many forms of obedience to Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
In seminary, I was drawn to a new aspect of the Great Commission: teaching. In my current role, I prepare students to “go,” both in preparation for vocational ministry and annual mission opportunities. I would not have been prepared to fill this role in the Great Commission without Sioux Falls Seminary, and I believe countless alumni would say the same.
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