THE PAIDEIA CENTER WAS BORN IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION: HOW MIGHT RTS ORLANDO BETTER SERVE THE CHURCH BEYOND THE SEMINARY CAMPUS?
In answering this question, we sought to honor the two distinct missions of the church and the seminary.
As the people of God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Holy Spirit, the church has the God-given mission of making disciples of all nations.
As a graduate school of theological education, the seminary’s mission is to provide specialized training in the Bible, theology, and ministry to the church’s pastors, teachers, counselors, and missionaries.
Seeking to answer our question while honoring these two distinct missions led us to conclude that the seminary might better serve the church by drawing on its specialized forms of training to resource the church in its God-given task of making disciples.
THUS THE VISION OF THE PAIDEIA CENTER WAS BORN:
Resourcing the church for whole life discipleship.
THE PAIDEIA CENTER SEEKS TO FULFILL ITS VISION THROUGH TRAINING, READING GROUPS, AND SPECIAL LECTURES.
The Paideia Center resources the church to cultivate habits of head, heart, and hands that acknowledge the sovereignty of the triune God as Lord of all things.
Holy Scripture provides the most precious touchstone for Christian discipleship, serving as its supreme source and norm.
We may best cultivate God-centered, Scripture-saturated disciples by drawing on the best, most faithful resources from the church of the past to renew the church in the present and strengthen the church of the future.
In seeking to fulfill its vision, the Paideia Center partners with churches and individuals who share its vision and values.
THE PAIDEIA CENTER RESOURCES THE CHURCH TO EQUIP ALL GOD’S PEOPLE TO SERVE GOD IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE.
Dr. Michael Allen
Mike is the Director of the Paideia Center and its Reading Groups. He serves RTS Orlando as Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology.
Leigh is Executive Vice President at RTS Orlando and oversees Teaching Women to Teach.
Dr. Damein Schitter
Damein is the pastor of NewCity Orlando and is guest faculty instructor at RTS Orlando. He is the Director of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Culture.
from the Paideia Center
Reformed Theological Seminary exists to train men and women to see the beauty of Jesus in all of Scripture and to commend his beauty to others.
This little booklet is designed to give you a taste of the kind of Christ-honoring teaching that our faculty engages in both inside and outside the classroom.