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The Holy Spirit continues to resource the Church of Jesus Christ with gifts that equip its members for “works of service” to their families, neighbors, and co-workers. Remarkably, these spiritual gifts are not earned, but produced and granted by the Spirit in the form of people. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip the saints” (Eph 4:11-12). These people are from every walk of life, every nation and tongue. While they possess a wisdom and integrity, that is recognized by the church, they may not possess a lot of money to invest in their education.
The typical church leader, whether in North America or other places in the global church, is co-vocational. This means he or she is working more than one job to provide for their family and to serve Christ and his Church. They love to study and teach the Scriptures, but their time and money is limited. They need an affordable learning solution with a flexible schedule.
While spiritual gifts are not earned, they are cultivated to produce an even greater “harvest of righteousness.” If you are a typical, co-vocational church leader, who has a bachelor’s degree and wants to cultivate your knowledge of God’s Word, then Thirdmill Seminary may be for you!
“I truly thank God for Thirdmill Seminary, and the opportunity to study God’s Word in a well-structured, disciplined and encouraging environment.
Like the printing press, the internet has provided the technology and greater opportunities for God’s people to be trained and be engaged in the great commission, and spread the gospel to the ends of the world. All praise and glory to God for … this faithful, innovative ministry.”
Thirdmill Seminary is an institution that provides its students with high quality theological material, presented in video, audio and text. As a theology student this helped me to better learn the subjects of the courses because I can choose one or more ways of studying according to my methodological preferences.
“I can only thank all of the people involved in this seminary project for the opportunity given to me and my classmates to study in order to be prepared to serve God in our contexts. Personally, I spent a long time looking for an opportunity like this.”
-anonymous course evaluation