About Contextual Education
Real Training for Real Ministry
Ministry never takes place in a vacuum. It always occurs among real people in real places within real situations — in other words, it takes place in a context. This means that training and formation for ministry has to be as real as the ministry you undertake.
That is why contextual education is at the center of the Graduate School of Theology’s vision of theological education. As the Graduate School of Theology seeks to equip men and women for effective missional leadership for ministry, we do so with a commitment to the contextual and the particular, to help you foster the dispositions and develop the skills for faithful ministry in the real world.
The Contextual Education program within the Graduate School of Theology operates with four central aims that shape the program and its connection to the rest of the curriculum.