Our professors are practitioners as well as scholars, with significant experience in academia and in ministry.
Students come to Southern because they expect academic excellence, and people hire Southern grads because they know our students are prepared in a richer way. How do we accomplish all of this? It starts with the best support from faculty – particularly in writing.
Within their learning communities, students are encouraged to produce scholarship for the church. There are even opportunities to publish alongside Southern faculty. The first two years consist of five day seminars, which are held in January and July. Students will complete pre-seminar work that consists of approximately 2,500 pages of reading and several writing assignments as well as assignments during or after the seminar. Following each seminar, students will take a Contexutalized Writing Seminar in which they will work toward the completion of their ministry research project.