The fifth MDIV cohort of the year starts today with their Pastor, Church, and World class, taught by Russ Gunsalus.  Our seminary head, Wayne Schmidt, is giving the opening devotional in the picture.

We also this week have the two January MDIV cohorts on campus for the Cultural Contexts of Ministry course, with Norm Wilson teaching.

We are very grateful to God for letting us reach our initial goal of 75 new MDIV students (in addition to the some 65 new MA students this year, about 140 new students this year in all in the seminary).  We are clearly reaching a segment of the ministry population that the traditional seminary is not reaching.

Gloria Deo!

Also, here is Eric Key taking a seminary class in Israel in conjunction with the undergraduate program: