Palmer Seminary of Eastern University will host an Open House on November 8, 2012, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. featuring its MTS Openseminary Blended Online program. The originator of the program, South Africa native Wynand de Kock, will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions.
The event, to be held at the Seminary's campus on North Gulph Road in King of Prussia, begins with a complimentary dinner at 6. Dr. de Kock will provide an overview, offering details on how the program works and who can benefit from it. This will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
The Openseminary program was designed to enable church staff and highly motivated laypersons to earn a Master of Theological Studies degree in just three years without relocating. The ultimate goal of the program is to help local churches to become more effective in ministry. Students complete two, 21-week modules per year. Each module requires a week-long residency at Palmer. Module topics are as follows: Doing Theology in Context; Leading and Building Community; Communicating the Gospel; Leading People in the Presence of God; Missional Service; and Spiritual Formation. These may be taken in any order.