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Many schools have experienced identity shifts as schools have dealt with the changing nature of higher education. Discover what your educational purpose could be now rather than what it has been.
The heart of the actual student experience both in and out of class can be the most impactful, inspiring, and formative aspect of their higher education experience. We will help you draw on your strengths and learn new skills for student engagement.
Theological institutions can only thrive when systems run smoothly. Road blocks must be identified and removed. A smaller budget does not necessitate a diminished education. It can open up the possibility for creativity and partnership.
Theological education is amid a sea change. And now, more than ever, the academy needs expertise, imagination, and innovation to meet the challenging task of equipping leaders for faithful service to Jesus Christ in an ever complex and changing world. As an ordained clergyperson in the United Methodist Church, the founding of Dean of Seattle Pacific Seminary, and an expert in the history of Christianity, I have turned to Doug Strong as a leading and trusted resource.
Dr. Doug Strong is not only a skilled and capable educator; he is a visionary in theological education and an intuitive evaluator of theological institutions. Dr. Strong has a disciplined work ethic, an insightful heart, a warm countenance and a dynamic way of engaging others. He is passionate about Spirit-driven, robust theological education. The book, Workshop of the Holy Spirit, is a reflection of how he lives his life.
Doug Strong has the best understanding of what theological education needs to be in the 21st century of anyone I have ever encountered, and he has years of experience successfully putting that vision into practice.
He is a visionary leader who understands what the church needs now. He has years of experience creating an innovative, holistic model of theological education that combines solid academic training with an apprenticeship model that trains church leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Dr. Doug Strong brings to the table a broad background as historian, theologian, scholar, and dean. He knows and understands the history of Christian higher education, desiring to bring together the model of “head, heart, and hands” of the larger Wesleyan tradition, with the realities of the constantly-changing cultural shifts of the 21st century. I am pleased to recommend him to others as a thoughtful and creative thinker.