9 Oct 2015

Beginning of the School Year

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As summer turns to fall, the weather begins to cool, and the leaves begin to change color. With the change in season comes another school year, and with it, some changes too.

This year, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary welcomed several new students to its student body. The new students represent multiple States and come from various stages in life. What they have in common is a desire to growth in their understanding of God and his word.

“I know that this place will help me prepare for future ministry,” said James Barragan, a new student from California. “Pastor Doran has a great philosophy of ministry that directs the seminary in how they train students. Knowing that I’m in good hands makes me excited to learn here.”

With the new students came new faculty also. Dr. Tim Miller joined the faculty as the Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics. With a doctorate in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary and experience teaching at a university, he is a welcome addition to the faculty.

Mr. Brian Trainer joined the administrative team as the Dean of the Seminary. With 25 years of experience as a church planter, pastor, university faculty member and administrator, he brings broad exposure to ministry. Trainer’s primary role will be to oversee the expansion of the seminary’s outreach regionally, nationally, and internationally. As Trainer assumes his new role, he states, “As DBTS moves into its 40th anniversary, it is it strongly positioned to make a significant impact for eternity. DBTS is marked by a fervent pursuit of the person of God through rigorous study of his word, and active service in the local church. This is a strategic place to be as God builds his church.”