Yesterday, The Master’s Seminary announced that it is planning to open its first extension campus this fall in the Washington D.C. area.
In the words of seminary president, Dr. John MacArthur: “We have an obligation to train men for ministry in the context of strong local churches, and this extension site allows us to do just that. In higher education there is a trend toward extension campuses because they allow educational standards to be lowered. Our model is different. We are not going forward with an extension program to make seminary education easier, but only to make it closer.”
The extension campus will be hosted by Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia, just inside the beltway. Classes will be held in varying formats. Some will be fully-integrated through HD video and real-time two-way communication with the main Los Angeles campus, enabling students in Washington D.C. to fully participate in learning and discussions. Other classes will be taught in person, by TMS professors on-site at the extension campus.
Students will receive the same caliber of education and discipleship that they would in Los Angeles. For many, however, this will enable them to remain in the D.C. area and continue their ministries to local churches. Prospective D.C. area students may apply at http://www.tms.edu/dc-campus/.
The D.C. extension campus will open this fall, pending final approval from WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
THE MASTER’S SEMINARY D.C. CAMPUS CONTACTS
Jesse Johnson, Dean / email@example.com
Justin Harris, Extension Campus Director / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Jackson, Online Education Facilitator / email@example.com