Interested in pursuing a career in ministry? Going to seminary may be a necessary step in preparing for your future. There are thousands of seminary colleges all throughout the country, many of which are qualified and credible with expert curriculum. So how do you begin to choose the best seminary program for you?
Grand Canyon Theological Seminary can help to develop and further your understanding of God, as well as prepare you to become a Christian leader. If you are wondering what to expect when attending seminary at GCU, continue reading.
Grow in Biblical Knowledge
Seminary programs offer students an in-depth study of God’s Word, allowing them to grow in their understanding of complex theological dilemmas. Grand Canyon Theological Seminary has incredible resources and professors who are committed to working alongside students and guiding them as they grow in their biblical knowledge. As important as it is to seek guidance and wisdom from the teachers and professionals at GCU, it is even more important to seek wisdom from God.
Ephesians 1:17, says “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” This verse is a wonderful reminder of the true mission of every Christian in our personal, and for some, professional, pursuit to know our Savior more intimately.
Become Part of a Community
Due to the nature of the classes and the time spent together, students in GCU’s seminary program benefit from a unique and close-knit community. Dean of GCU’s College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, describes Grand Canyon Theological Seminary as a covenant community, which is a group of people that are united in their love for Christ and their shared mission to further His kingdom in word and in deed.
This is a serious commitment, and it requires support and encouragement from students and faculty. GCU is proud to offer a seminary program that provides students with the resources to strengthen their understanding of theology, while also becoming part of a nurturing and supportive community.
Invest in a Local Church
There is no better way to learn and understand applied theology in today’s church than to experience it firsthand. We are reminded of the dynamics and purpose of the church in Colossians 3:16 when Paul wrote, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
The church is a beautiful demonstration of the community for which God created us. In addition, it presents a great opportunity to practice the roles and responsibilities that seminary will introduce. GCU’s seminary program works to prepare students to have the theological background, compassionate heart and the understanding of God to disciple the people of the church.
Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology supports the university’s commitment to educating students from a Christian perspective. To learn more about theology degrees at GCU, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.
Written by Quin Jackson, a sophomore earning an advertising and public relations degree at GCU.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.