Living in a residential setting has a profound impact on formation. Not only does it take you out of your comfort zone, but it places you in a community with which you engage every day. Our students come from all walks of life. Some come directly from undergraduate work, some after having had established careers. Sometimes beliefs and ideals are challenged, and we think that's a good thing. Can you think of a better way to learn how to live with these challenges than in a residential setting? A way that will prepare you for service to the whole Church? We can't.
The School of Theology prides itself in having a flourishing community for its seminarians, companions, children, faculty, and staff alike.
It is this traditional residential model—of worshiping together, living together, and studying together—that has the proven benefit of building relationships across all possible boundaries and forming leaders for the challenges of today's Church.