April 28, 2015

Seminary Training in Washington DC

by C-Gate Links

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).


Jesse Johnson, Dean / jjohnson@tms.edu

Justin Harris, Extension Campus Director / jharris@tms.edu

Jamie Jackson, Online Education Facilitator / jjackson@tms.edu

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  • Nigel

    Congratulations! This is great. What an amazing asset to have the Master’s Seminary on the East coast. And, congratulations Jesse on being appointed Dean. I look forward to seeing how God will use this to raise more faithful men to accurately and boldly proclaim His Word for generations to come.

  • Jane McCrory Hildebrand

    Not related, but Eric’s new post on “When Sparks fly Upward” is showing up on the FB site, but not here.

  • Lyndon Unger

    Fantastic news! I’m really excited for this development Jesse!