Our Core Competencies
With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education. Every student should seek to develop in…
Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.
Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.
Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.
Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.
Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.
We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.
The Great Commission Equipping Network @ SEBTS
“Equipping leaders to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission in cooperation with local churches”
What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2Ti 2:2 ESV)
What is equip?
Southeastern Seminary believes that theological education is best done in partnership with the local church. Therefore, we established equip the Great Commission Equipping Network as an initiative to identify and partner with churches and para-church organizations to provide practical theological education through internships.
The mission of SEBTS is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. To assist in this mission this mission, the equip initiative has 4 goals:
equip has three levels of participation. The majority of participants are Partners who provide mentoring and training for our students in their field ministry experience. Some participants are Members. These are typically churches that have leaders who are qualified to co-teach classes relative to pastoral and/or church planting training with SEBTS professors. A few participants have SEBTS faculty members in their organization who assist or lead the internship program. These Centers have additional opportunities to offer various occasional classes through their internship program.
- To provide the highest level of theological training in conjunction with local churches and para-church organizations;
- To provide opportunities for churches and organizations to help students who are called to the ministry begin, continue or complete their theological education while firmly tied to local ministry;
- To develop healthy, working relationships between SEBTS and church/para-church organizations;
- To develop the GCEN as a network of mutually edifying relationships in which all participants communicate, encourage, teach, and challenge one another.