How do seminaries build relationships with their communities, local churches and non-believers?
How are needs met? When theological education takes place inside and outside of the classroom.
The Overseas Council Solution: Community Outreach
Schools that truly make a difference care about the environment in which they’re in and meeting its needs. Students aren’t simply reading books about how to minister; they are personally experiencing it in the field. They are doing ministry while training for ministry. Nothing can upstage the hands-on experience of transforming lives and communities.
When is seminary training most relevant? When it is lived out.
The Need: Living Out Compassion
These ministries are a powerful way to make a difference in many lives and open the door for the Gospel to be shared. We are committed to seeing more schools deeply involved in their local churches and society, as well as Christian leaders trained to meet the critical needs facing both.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-36, 40