Theological Education Initiative

Doing theological education outside the West, where the church is growing fastest and has the greatest need.

UWM’s Theological Education Initiative (TEI) helps send and support missionary scholars globally for theological education. If you are seeking a pathway for serving in theological education cross-culturally, TEI may be for you!

UWM’s TEI seeks to help meet the great challenge of theological education around the world. We work with partner seminaries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America that welcome missionary scholars from North America. If you are called to this kind of work, imagine the impact you would have on students, on the church, on the world!
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“There is a tremendous need among pastors and scholars in Latin America for theological education. We are privileged to participate in equipping these pastors and scholars through ESEPA Seminary. Our desire is for our students to better know and handle Scripture, so that they can better deliver scripture when they are called upon to do so.”

–Andrew and Julie Halbert, Costa Rica
Serving with ESEPA Seminary

The TEI Experience

Jeff training CubansMaybe you’ve completed years of study preparing to teach in a seminary. Have you ever considered doing it outside of North America?
The Church in the global South has been growing exponentially, but leadership development for the Church has not kept pace. The Church in every nation needs equipped pastors and Christian leaders that are able to think and speak theologically about the issues of their societies.

Imagine the impact you would have building into the lives of students that go out to shape the church for witness in their cities and nations.

Opportunities with TEI

We seek missionary scholars with masters and/or doctoral level training that desire to pour their lives into our brothers and sisters around the world. We have partnerships with schools around the world that invite and need Western scholars.

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Interested in Theological Education?

We're happy to connect you with Seminary partners around the world.

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