The number of full-time students at the evangelical seminary has dropped 44 percent in 20 years. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) has cut nearly $1 million in spending, hoping to head off financial disaster as the seminary’s enrollment numbers decline. President Nicholas Perrin told faculty and staff on Thursday that the suburban Chicago seminary has to make some “pretty fundamental changes in how we go about our business plan and mission.” Trinity International University (TIU)—which includes an undergraduate school with two campuses, a graduate school, and a law school, in addition to the influential evangelical seminary—is concluding the first part…

Original Words by Frank Houghton, Music by Samuel Wesley. New Words and Music by Keith and Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash and Fionan De Barra Facing a task unfinished That drives us to our knees A need that, undiminished Rebukes our slothful ease We, who rejoice to know Thee Renew before Thy throne The solemn pledge we owe Thee To go and make Thee known Where other lords beside Thee Hold their unhindered sway Where forces that defied Thee Defy Thee still today With none to heed their crying For life, and love, and light Unnumbered souls are dying And pass…

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 disciples to the towns He’ll be visiting with the words, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). Jesus is referring to those who proclaim the good news of the kingdom as “laborers,” with the “harvest” being those who are ripe to hear and then believe the message of salvation. In this passage, we get a glimpse of the first generation of evangelists sent out by the Lord. Today, millennia later, we too are…

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 disciples to the towns He’ll be visiting with the words, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). Jesus is referring to those who proclaim the good news of the kingdom as “laborers,” with the “harvest” being those who are ripe to hear and then believe the message of salvation. In this passage, we get a glimpse of the first generation of evangelists sent out by the Lord. Today, millennia later, we too are…

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A recent article detailed the declining interest among those called to ministry in the three-year Master of Divinity degree, long considered the quintessential degree for both ordination and vocational ministry. But what’s the real reason for the gold standard seminary degree losing its luster? Why have seminaries been in a decade-long decline? Is there something going on beyond students not wanting to uproot or go in debt?