Welcome to a new world of theological education – available right here in the Boston area. Finally, the Boston Church Planting Equipping Center is online. Through our partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and our own church planter, Southeastern alum Tanner Turley, Phd, the Lord has seen fit to bring all of the pieces together at this time.
“…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who
will be able to teach others also.”(2 Timothy 2:2 ESV)
What degree can I earn?
- There will be multiple degree options to pursue ranging from Certificates to the Master of Divinity degree. This program is fully accredited.
Why Theological Education?
- Ministry in Greater Boston presents numerous challenges. Those serving in the “Athens of America” need to be prepared to engage people in a biblically faithful and culturally relevant manner. Theological training through the Equipping Center and SEBTS can help you prepare for the great work of gospel ministry.
How does this work?
- Southeastern has partnered with the Boston Church Planting Center to train and equip leaders, so they can stay on the mission field in Greater Boston. This is a combined effort where students take online classes from Southeastern professors, on the ground classes and training from Boston area pastors, and occasional face-to-face teaching with Southeastern professors.
- Southeastern’s mission is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great commission. This means that Southeastern is fundamentally committed to mission, especially through church planting. In addition, Southeastern is committed to accomplishing this training through the local church.
Why Apply to the Boston Church Planting Equipping Center?
There are many opportunities to get equipped for ministry. What distinguishes the
- Church Planting Focused: The Equipping Center is uniquely focused on fulfilling the Great Commission through church planting.
- Contextualized Training: Local internships with experienced church planters provide provide invaluable wisdom and skills for future ministry.
- Cost: Southeastern provides the most affordable theological education around. Students can also apply for scholarships through the Equipping Center.