Ep 114: Church Planters and Theological Education

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we begin a multi-part series on theological education. In part one, we focus in on church planters and theological education. While enrollment in theological education is at an all-time high, according to the Association of Theological Schools, the question remains whether or not seminary is still relevant. We believe it is, and the seminaries that will lead into the future will be accessible from the church planters place of ministry, affordable so the church planters doesn’t go into debt, and relevant to the church planters ministry context.

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Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is an executive in a missions organization where he leads a team focused on training and empowering local believers and church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and catalyzing church planting movements in the most difficult to reach places on the planet. He is the author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement.

Andrew Johnson
Associate Pastor, Neartown Church

Andrew is a pastor, husband and father who desires all to know the one true King. He happily serves at Neartown Church in Houston, TX with a vibrant and growing community. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast.


Matt Till
Chief Communications Strategist

Matt serves as the chief communications strategist and brand storyteller for the mission of Knox Theological Seminary. He has a diverse background in communications, higher education, and Christian ministry, and is also a former on-air promotions writer and producer who holds multiple awards, including two Emmys for his past work in Chicago broadcast television. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast.


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