The challenge in South Florida is not that congregations lack vitality. Theologians in the academy are recognizing that our community has been underserved when it comes to accessible and quality theology programs for pastors, ministers, and leaders.
As a result, patterns of congregational isolation set in, accountability declines, and, perhaps most challenging, imagination shrinks.
Our vision for our partnership is to resource Christian congregations through sustained intercultural, interconfessional, and intergenerational engagement.
Two Unique Universities Creating Theological Leaders of the Future
Florida Memorial is the only HBCU College in south florida
Our long-term goal is to build up a single local community of theological formation by developing particular communities and focusing on those with the most unmet needs for theological education. The challenge is to make theological education contextually engaged, accessible, and affordable.
Palm Beach Atlantic University offers the only university-based, ATS-accredited M.Div in the region.
We see opportunities and possibilities for collaboration within our regional religious ecosystem. We know that needs vary by tradition, size, context, and capacity. We also know that collaboration can lead to greater economies of scale, increasing the sustainability of ministerial formation and theological education for our institution as well as our collaborators. We see possibilities to integrate our programs, faculty, and ministry and doctoral level students in ways that produce feedback loops that in turn lead to greater mutual flourishing.
Please help us get the word out by sharing it with your church, leaders, and friends. If you have any questions or are interested in the MDIV program or BA+MDIV program, please contact Jamila_Jackson@pba.edu
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