SOT Testimonials

Testimonials

Ashley Fletcher, MDiv Candidate

Tue, 2013-03-19 14:55 -- univcomm
March 19, 2013

I did not come to the SOT to learn to articulate doctrinal propositions or gain a set of skills for pastoral ministry. I came to take responsibility for my calling, to submit myself to a community where I could invite others to speak into my life. This life together has sometimes been hard, but I have found that the SOT is a place where “agape love” can prevail in the midst of our struggling together when concern for God and Other is consistently put above self.

— Ashley Fletcher, MDiv Candidate

Jose Cardenas, MAIS Candidate

Tue, 2013-03-19 14:52 -- univcomm

Answering God’s call for missions, I came to the seminary from Mexico. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Service degree will help me improve the ways I can serve the community while learning to see the world from a wider viewpoint. The cultural diversity in the SOT has been a blessing. The AU SOT has made my experience as an international student feel like home.

— Jose Cardenas, MAIS Candidate

Mary Tribby, Online MACM Grad

Tue, 2012-10-30 16:04 -- univcomm
October 30, 2012

It is nothing short of amazing that I "just can't seem to get enough" since I began this adventure. I can't wait to get home from work to read and learn more. I have been on this spiritual journey for almost 50 years, have read the Bible completely through several times, but this adventure of combining the spiritual life and intellectual life in a deeper more meaningful way has excited and challenged me like nothing else in many, many years.

— Mary Tribby, Online MACM ’12

Nathan Wiebe, M.Div. Grad

Fri, 2011-12-16 14:00 -- univcomm

As a minister in Guam for five years, I knew I needed more training if I was going to continue in vocational ministry. Coming into the SOT, I found significant financial help, accessible faculty, and many opportunities to network with peers and ministry leaders. I value the relationships that I am developing here. I have definitely experienced the Lord shaping me in new ways as a result of my time at the AU SOT.

— Nathan Wiebe, MDiv ’12

Gretchen Olson, MTS Grad

Fri, 2010-08-06 14:58 -- univcomm

As a full-time youth pastor, I started in the AU School of Theology because I was looking to stretch and educate my thinking. I am encouraged by what I am learning because it applies to my teaching. I am learning about what an academic journey of faith looks like and how it can transform my relationship with Christ. I came seeking an academic experience, but so much more is taking place.

— Gretchen Olson, MTS ’12

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