As I begin my service at Sioux Falls Seminary, I am reminded of Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” It is a passage that God has laid on my heart and one that has challenged me in great ways.
My wife and I love a movie with a good twist, the kind in which something completely unexpected happens. When we let God write our story, he fills it with twists, turns, and blessings that we could have never envisioned for ourselves. Becoming the twelfth president of Sioux Falls Seminary has been the most humbling, exciting, and unexpected journey in our family’s story. It’s a twist that has inspired our imaginations and resonates with Ephesians 3:20-21.
His Work In and Through Sioux Falls Seminary
To me, the work of a seminary is an integral part of the Church and God’s work in this world. I have a passion for the Church and an unquenchable desire to serve God in the name of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. My role at Sioux Falls Seminary is a calling, and I am excited to be here.
Sioux Falls Seminary is in a unique position to serve and equip kingdom-minded leaders. We have gifted faculty and staff members who are passionate about the work of the Church, the need for spiritually-formed leaders, and the role of academic study. Our students have remarkable stories, a heart for God, and a passion to be Jesus’s hands and feet in the world. Through prayer and financial support, many people have generously supported the work God is doing through Sioux Falls Seminary, and I have been blessed by the stories of sacrifice and generosity I have already heard!
God is writing an amazing story for Sioux Falls Seminary; one that we could never imagine or write for ourselves. I believe God has a great future in store for us as we join in the work he is doing in this world!
It is important to emphasize the word “us.” God is calling all of us to join him in this great story. I urge you to consider how you might participate in God’s work by praying for the seminary, providing financial support, attending courses, referring students, or any other way you feel God’s leading. The future is brighter than any of us can imagine. You are an integral part. Over the next few months, we will provide a number of specific ways for you to participate in the mission of this seminary. God is at work in amazing ways. It will be great to have you on the journey!