Guidelines for Choosing a Graduate School

Agreement with our Statement of Faith: Staff members should seek to study at seminaries that are in general agreement with the Cru Statement of Faith. Obviously this criterion does not apply to staff pursuing non-theological study such as languages, computer technology or business. Staff who pursue study in counseling should seek to pursue their study in a seminary context in which their study will be informed by a rigorous biblical and theological framework.

Geographical Considerations:  Also, greater consideration will be given to applicants who choose to pursue full-time study at a school that is within close geographical proximity to their region or ministry. It would be difficult for a staff member to attend regional/ministry conferences (e.g., the Staff Conference and Christmas Conference) if he or she lives in a different part of the country. This reality will affect the decision by LDHR whether to sponsor a staff member to pursue full-time graduate studies. Geography is generally not an issue for staff pursuing course-work through summer study.

In order to help facilitate our vision of theological education in the context of ongoing ministry, we have developed partnerships with a number of seminaries.

We currently have partnerships with these five seminaries:

You can learn more about these partnerships on the Seminary Partnerships page of this site.