Training for Ministry - Partnering with Local Seminaries
We believe that following Jesus involves the whole of our lives including our minds. Everything we have and do is from God so our minds need to be formed in new ways as we think about God and God's interaction with the created world. One way this happens is through theological education at seminaries in San Diego and around the United States. We encourage potential students to look at a variety of schools like Bethel Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Regent Seminary.
In addition to students who might take classes in a residential setting away from San Diego and Southern California, we also have specific partnerships with two local seminaries that allow for students to take classes without relocating to another part of the country.
Bethel Seminary and Solana Beach Presbyterian Church are partnering to make the pursuit of a seminary education easier and more affordable. Staff and members of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church are eligible for a scholarship set annually at approximately 30% of the price of 8 credits of tuition. To be eligible, enrollment must be maintained at two 4-credit courses per quarter. In addition, applicants may qualify for a need-based Bethel grant.
As a world-class evangelical seminary with locations in St. Paul, San Diego, and the Eastern Seaboard, as well as a model distance learning program, Bethel Seminary offers nine master of arts degrees, a master of divinity degree, a doctor of ministry degree, five graduate-level certificates, and a post-graduate certificate. Accreditors have praised the seminary's approach to developing whole and holy Christian leaders through three-part emphases on biblical/theological foundations, transformational leadership, and spiritual and personal formation.
For more information, please contact the Bethel Seminary San Diego Office of Admissions at 619.325.5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuller Theological Seminary, California Coast - Most of our pastors have graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary. In the past, we have hosted classes on our campus and will continue to do so in the future. In addition to students who take classes for credit, there are also options for members and staff to audit or potentially sit in on a class depending on the topic and the professor. For more information, please contact the California Coast office at 949-975-0775 or 1-800-541-6570 or email Alix Riley email@example.com.
If you would like to talk with someone about how to take a class, enroll or are thinking about a Seminary degree, please contact Laura Agee at 858-509-2580 x1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.