Lee Hinson-Hasty is Senior Director for Theological Education Funds Development at the Presbyterian Foundation of the PC (U.S.A.). Through his work Lee hopes to capture and share a more expansive view of theological education, of church leadership and of vocational discernment as he sees through the eyes of some exciting Presbyterians in and related to PC(U.S.A.) seminaries.
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In January 2015, the Theological Education Fund moved to the Presbyterian Foundation. To better unify our communications with our friends, supporters, seminary graduates and all Presbyterians, we’ve moved our blog to the Presbyterian Foundation website. You can find our new blog here.
We invite your contributions and hope to see you there! If you'd like to know more about the Theological Education Fund, contact me, Lee Hinson-Hasty, at email@example.com or (502) 569-5357.
DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson: nine human beings, children of God, African American, lost forever when they were shot the evening of Wednesday, June 17th during a Bible study being held at Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
For the last twenty years, the Committee on Theological Education (COTE), the General Assembly, and PCUSA seminaries sought to energize giving to theological education in the PCUSA. Each of these entities has consistently called on the Church to prioritize fundraising as a lever to launch new leaders into ministry and strengthen congregations in general and the PCUSA in particular. Actions of the 220th and 221st General Assemblies (2012 & 2014) resulted in the shift of the Theological Education Fund (TEF) to another PC(USA) national agency.
wonder, if midwifery as a metaphor frames what we are doing together as a the Committee on Theological Education, TEF Seminary Support Network, community in theological education in the PC(USA), and the PC(USA) more broadly? Could we midwife theological schools, theological educators, church leaders and church bodies who are giving birth to what’s next in theological education and the church?
Jeffrey Bullock, President of the University of Dubuque (UD) which includes the UD Theological Seminary, started a blog on leadership a few weeks ago. One of his first posts is about Wild Goose Christian Community, a Presbyterian worshiping community in Indian Valley, Virginia. A UDTS alum, Edwin Lacy founded this inspiring community of faith.