Luncheon scheduled for Seattle-Tacoma church leaders

Monday, September 6, 2010


acoma, Wash. —  On Sept. 8, pastors and church leaders from across the region will gather in Tukwila, Wash. to discuss Christian education and the impact Washington’s newest university could have on their churches and congregations. 

The gathering in Tukwila, Wash. was planned by the Corban University School of Ministry to give area pastors an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the school’s programs and offerings. It’s also a means for Corban to partner with local churches and meet the needs for graduate and doctoral level Christian ministry education.

“The goal is to inform and welcome and introduce church leaders in the Puget Sound area about the new direction for the school,” said Steve Hunt, vice president for marketing at Corban. The informational, complementary luncheon will be held at the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant at the Tukwila South Center Shopping Center and hosted by University administrators.

The luncheon is open to all pastors and church leaders. For more information or to make reservations, call 253-759-6104 x108 or e-mail by Sept. 7.

School of Ministry students begin classes on Sept. 21. Corban University President Reno Hoff, Provost Matt Lucas and Greg Trull, dean of the School of Ministry will be on hand to answer student questions.

The Corban University School of Ministry, formerly Northwest Baptist Seminary, offers a Doctor of Ministry degree as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree and Master of Divinity degree. Students that graduate from the School of Ministry will receive an accredited degree from Corban University, giving them options at nearly any other university in the United States.

Students already immersed in a previous course of study through NBS will continue toward their degree with minor changes. The school will become semester based, like the school’s Salem, Ore. campus and some classes may be modified, however Hunt stressed class changes will be minimal.

Corban University’s School of Ministry is currently located at 4301 N. Stevens St. in Tacoma. University leaders plan to transition the campus to an office park in south Seattle in the future. A date for this move has not been determined. The change will give prospective students better accessibility to the school’s classroom, online and modular learning programs, Hunt said.

Corban University started as the Phoenix Bible Institute in 1935. Its main campus is located in Salem, Ore.

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