Denver Seminary Partners with South Korea
- Jan 30, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver Seminary signs historic agreement to partner with South Korean seminary
Denver Seminary welcomed President Dr. Joong-Eun Kim and his administration from the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea. On Wednesday, January 23, on the Denver Seminary campus, presidents from both schools signed an official contract agreement to establish a formal partnership. The purpose of this agreement is to provide student and faculty exchanges and to promote scholarly discourse to enhance theological education. This partnership was forged through the help of Denver Seminary's Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of Korean Initiatives, Dr. Sung Wook Chung.
Denver Seminary President Dr. Craig Williford recognized the signing as a significant event in the history of Denver Seminary. He states, "It is an honor to host this delegation from South Korea and I am looking forward to a long partnership between the two institutions." Dr. Kim and his colleagues visited the Denver Seminary campus for the remainder of the week and also had the opportunity to tour the Denver metro area.
Wednesday's events marked the second official partnership Denver Seminary has formed with an international theological seminary. The Theological Seminary of Central America (Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) de Guatemala) in Guatemala City has had a long-standing agreement with Denver Seminary, with student and faculty exchanges each year. Denver Seminary also uses SETECA's curriculum to provide Spanish-speaking classes to lay leaders in the Denver area. Similar programs have also begun in Korean for the large Korean population in Denver.
Denver Seminary seeks to glorify God by equipping leaders to think biblically, live faithfully and lead wisely for a lifetime. Founded in 1950, Denver Seminary is an interdenominational, evangelical graduate seminary serving men and women from around the world. In its 58 year history, the seminary has gained the reputation as one of the top twenty schools in size among accredited, graduate-level seminaries in the U.S. and Canada and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Currently, more than 900 students are enrolled in our Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Ministry degree programs. For more information about Denver Seminary, please visit http://www.denverseminary.edu/.