|SFTS Announces New Partnership with Disciples Seminary Foundation
Theological Seminary Partners with Disciples Seminary Foundation
San Anselmo, CA – Earlier this month, San
Francisco Theological Seminary entered into an official partnership with the Disciples
Seminary Foundation (DSF) that will provide increased educational access to DSF
students. Through this relationship, both institutions will strengthen their
joint missions of preparing students for service both within and outside of the
church in ecumenical settings.
SFTS is the fourth school to enter into such a partnership
with DSF, joining Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California (DSF
partner school since 1960); Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California
(partner since 1987); and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry in
Seattle, Washington (partner since 2011).
new agreement, SFTS President Rev. Dr. James McDonald says, “This valuable
partnership and growing relationship between SFTS and DSF strengthens our
common efforts in preparing leaders for service both in and outside the church
in a constantly changing world.” McDonald continues, “We look forward to
working in close partnership with DSF for the foreseeable future.”
of the DSF, Rev. Dr. Jon L. Berquist says, "SFTS and DSF have shared a
rich history of cooperation…Disciples ministers have been studying at SFTS for
decades. Some of our strongest pastors and leaders have attended SFTS programs,
and DSF has been very proud of these graduates.”
SFTS looks forward to welcoming a new class of
Disciples students this coming fall.