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Theological Education Matters in Church Planting

The purpose of theological training is not for more people to put an “MDiv” on the wall. We’re not after pedigree enhancement.

Theological education should be about transforming the mind, renewing the heart, changing the will, preparing you for ministry in the church and around the world, and, ultimately, fueling affections for Jesus Christ.

We want to see men and women trained and equipped for ministry because of him. Seminary exists to see people deployed to churches—and into contexts to plant churches—all around the world.

But there are many different models and approaches to theological education and training. Certain seminaries aim to train people for ministry in specific contexts, while others take a broader approach.

Today we have Jen Charteris on the podcast. Jen is the newly appointed chief operations officer at Crosslands. Crosslands aims to provide excellent in-context theological training and resources for churches and church leaders in the UK, Europe, and the 10/40 window.

You can listen to this podcast episode here.


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