From among hundreds of dedicated schools, ScholarLeaders has invited 19 to work with us over the next few years to cultivate more sustainable institutions that can attract, retain, encourage, and enable more and better-qualified leaders.
Currently, 30% of the leaders we support through LeaderStudies are part of strategic faculty development plans at VSI client schools. Historically, only 14% of all graduated leaders have served at these schools, revealing the focus VSI brings to faculty development at individual schools and to our LeaderStudies program.
Why VSI MattersIn the Majority World, direct costs for theological education exceed tuition; therefore, almost every student and academic program is a cash drain. Western conditions are more favorable, in part because students can afford higher tuition or at least qualify for student loans. Still, Western schools rely primarily on past generosity (endowments) and current donors… Read more.
VSI ClientsOur clients include 19 schools from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Carefully chosen from among hundreds of dedicated schools of theology, these 19 stand out for their size and stature, strong faculties, and effective executive leaders. They prepare leaders and teachers for other schools and have demonstrated the ability to reflect theologically in their contexts. Read more.
Nigerian Baptist Theological SeminaryEstablished in 1898, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS) is the first institution in Nigeria to grant a bachelor’s degree and the first evangelical seminary in Sub-Saharan Africa to grant a doctorate in theology. It is the premier theological institution in Nigeria and maintains one of the best theological libraries in Africa. Read more.
Ukrainian Evangelical Theological SeminaryThe Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary (UETS) began as a one-month pastoral training seminar in 1992, a year after the fall of the Soviet Union. Since then, it has become a respected interdenominational institution, called to train national leaders, serving 350 students from Eurasia…