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Coming Soon at Thirdmill Seminary

November 2023

Dear friend,

Matthew tells us in his Gospel that when Jesus was asked “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” he replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)


How do we even begin to love God? We can love God because He first loved us. And, because God is three persons in one being, God’s essence is love. Even as the three persons of the Trinity relate to each other in love, God has reached out to his world in love by sending his Son. Because God has revealed himself to us by taking on our flesh, our experience, our sins, we can know God! Moreover, by opening his Word and discovering how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit interact and inter-relate, we can know and love God. As we come to know and love God through the God-man, Jesus Christ, we learn more about ourselves and our world. One of our courses next term, We Believe in God, is about getting to know God and it will be taught by Dr. Drew Parlee.

The ministry and reach of Thirdmill Seminary is growing! Next term we welcome the Rev. Dr. Chris Hatch, as the newest member of our adjunct faculty. Chris is a great fit for Thirdmill Seminary because he brings both the practical experience of many years in ministry, as well as academic accomplishments that demonstrate deep study of scripture and theology. In addition to starting a Christian Community Development organization in the US, Chris also planted a church in London. Just this autumn, Chris defended his Ph.D. dissertation at Trinity International University in Chicago. He will be teaching our Outreach Practicum on the practices of holistic discipleship and congregational outreach.      


If you are looking for a high value education at an affordable price, and to study Scripture where you serve Christ and His Church, then start you training with Thirdmill Seminary this next term! Apply today to begin an accredited Master of Arts in Christian Studies. 


The next 8-week term is January 8 – March 3, 2024. The application deadline is December 8th.

Course descriptions are available online here:

He Gave us Scripture, Part 2 (BIB516) - 3 credits  Pre-requisite: Part 1

We Believe in God (THE508) - 2 credits

Discipleship Practicum – Outreach (MIS502) - 1 credit  

Visit our website and see the links to our unique approach, our program information, and Frequently Asked Questions. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Your fellow ambassador in His Kingdom,


Gregory R. Perry, Ph. D.

President and Associate Professor of New Testament


PS: Apply today! Are you considering seminary but concerned about the issues of time, distance, funds and leaving your present ministry? Thirdmill Seminary is here for you.  Contact our admissions team at for a prompt response to your questions.

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