Question about Missionary Training for missionaries:

"What seminaries do you recommend for a graduate degree in missions?"

"Consider these."

Answer from Jack Voelkel, missionary-in-residence with the Urbana Student Mission Convention. Previously Jack served thirty years with Latin America Mission in Peru and Colombia. Read hundreds of answers online from Ask Jack.

Good question. Now, where should we begin! I have a list of more than fifty before me that I could recommend! At the risk of offending good friends whose schools I won't mention, here are a few, with emphasis on geographical diversity:

Asbury Theological Seminary, in Kentucky, is Evangelical, theologically Methodist, well known and respected. They have both a college and theological seminary.

Columbia International University is in South Carolina, and has a strong emphasis on missions.

Eastern College, in Pennsylvania, is particularly holistic in their mission vision, with special concern for the inner city and problems of poverty.

Fuller Theological Seminary, in California, has both a post college seminary (large) and a smaller School of World Missions with the largest missions faculty in the U.S. Their theological posture is basically reformed.

Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary, in Massachusetts, have a strong center of mission interest with a Reformed orientation.

Trinity International University, in Illinois, has a strong graduate program in missions.

Editor's note: Also look at distance learning through World Christian Foundations, which came out of the U.S. Center for World Mission in California.

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