It used to be that to pursue theological education meant going away to seminary for 3 years to study and earn a degree. Most students planned to be in full-time paid ministry positions after graduation.
Today, most students are already in some form of ministry, leadership or service when they seek to pursue theological education. Most work full-time, and take classes part-time, with families to support.
Ministry also looks different in many places.
Ministers may be volunteers (unpaid), part-time, bi-vocational, or full-time. They may carry a ministerial title, or simply live as “one who ministers.”
BSK created the WayPost program as a way of offering theological education to all these varied expressions of ministry across a lifetime.
Waypost allows you to make choices about how your theological education journey is shaped, and when you wish to pursue it.
As such, we offer a path for persons who
- wish to grow and learn but do not need to seek a graduate degree.
- wish to learn and may later seek a graduate degree.
- want to pursue a graduate degree.
- have a graduate degree but want to continue learning.
Your Path Through Theological Education
This graphic shows these options, as well as how they might be accessed ahead of a degree, seeking a degree, instead of a degree, or continuing after receiving a degree.
So whether you are a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, a volunteer or part-time minister, or seek full-time ministry, BSK offers a path for you to grow and learn.
Contact Abby Sizemore today to discuss your path through theological education.