Seminary Classes Offered in San Diego This Fall

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will offer two seminary classes in San Diego, California, beginning in fall 2010. The six-week classes are Basic Evangelism and Spiritual Formation, both taught on Monday evenings by Dr. Jim Wilson, Associate Professor of Leadership Skills Formation at Golden Gate Seminary.

“Golden Gate Seminary is delighted to offer seminary training in San Diego,” said President Jeff Iorg. “Our goal is to provide contextualized seminary training in the west so that we can participate in the process of shaping leaders for Kingdom work around the world.”

Golden Gate Seminary regularly assesses the ministry and educational needs of the churches in the west. “As a result,” explained President Iorg, “We periodically offer a limited number of courses in a location to judge the level of student interest and church support. In this case, we are teaching in San Diego at the invitation of the San Diego Association. We are creating a teaching site there in response to their request, but it is not a new campus.”

Basic Evangelism begins on August 23, Spiritual Formation begins on October 25. Both six-week classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, at Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, San Diego, CA 92130.

Tuition cost for Southern Baptist students is $195 per credit hour, and tuition for non-Southern Baptist students is $370 per credit hour. The application deadline is July 15, 2010.

“The teaching site in San Diego is a great opportunity for the San Diego Southern Baptist Association and Golden Gate Seminary to work together to provide training for leaders in San Diego,” said Reggie Thomas, Director of the San Diego teaching site and the Southern California Campus of Golden Gate. “We are pleased to be able to provide a solid theological foundation, and help students develop practical ministry skills, in order to meet the challenges of ministry in a changing world.”

For more information or to apply, call (714) 256-1311, ext. 13 or email