Few experiences are as formational for ministry as the years a student spends in seminary. The relationships formed with faculty and fellow students are long lasting and influential. My own seminary experience taught me that classroom learning is only one part of theological education. The informal learning in the hallways, the student lounge and even the parking lot can sometimes be more significant than the classroom!
Our students are why Phoenix Seminary exists, so take advantage of opportunities to spend time with faculty, Seminary staff, fellow students and graduates. Part of the purpose of the Office of the Dean of Students is to encourage these opportunities. Let us walk alongside you in pointing you to resources that will help sharpen your heart, your mind, your character and your walk with Christ. Think of yourself as being on a shared sojourn through life in which we can learn together how to be fellow-servants during your graduate education and beyond.
Learning to exhibit “Scholarship with a Shepherd’s Heart” is a worthy and noble goal. The programs, services and activities provided by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Student Life are here to help you toward that goal.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Dr. Chip Moody
Chip Moody, STM, DMin
Vice President of Student Development
Tiina Mitchell, MDiv
Associate Dean of Students