A groundbreaking approach to theological education inspired by Jesus’ pedagogy in the New Testament Gospels
In the fall semester of 2012, CTS began offering 12 full-ride scholarships for full-time, residential M.Div. students, including tuition and a $12,000 annual stipend. In addition to their regular M.Div. coursework, each year’s cohort of scholars will meet regularly with two faculty mentors, engage outstanding community leaders, and visit vibrant congregations to learn first-hand about what works—and what doesn’t—in Christian ministry today. Each cohort’s final year will culminate with a visit to an international site, such as Jerusalem, for example.
How would Jesus teach? It’s a question Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) seeks to answer anew with its launch of The Discipleship Project.
“According to the Gospels, the ‘school’ Jesus had in mind was often in the field and on the move,” said CTS President Matthew Myer Boulton. “It was immersive, experiential, and grounded in the idea that learning happens best through mission and mentorship. And so it took the form of a relatively small group – the word ‘disciple’ means ‘student’ – learning together with Jesus, and then staying connected with each other in ministry along the way.”
We invite you to explore this site:
• learn how to apply
• meet the current cohort and mentors
• read more about the project
• visit the project's blog and news page for insights into their learning