One of the ongoing stories that we’ve been chronicling through these InDepth posts is Winebrenner’s continued enrollment growth over the past few years. If we mark the summer 2019 as the “low point” in enrollment, we’ve been seeing a steady increase in the number of students each term. You can read more about the first time we reached a record number of graduate students in the fall 2021 by clicking here. However, our primary goal is not enrollment growth but remaining obedient to the call God has placed upon Winebrenner to equip leaders for service in God’s kingdom.
I was in a meeting recently when someone shared these words of Jesus as motivation for service at Winebrenner Seminary: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37-38). At Winebrenner we are working to intentionally position ourselves to be an answer to that prayer.
When sending an increasing number of workers into the harvest field, we are deeply concerned about the educational debt they could incur. If we burden students will high tuition costs then it could limit their ability to take on new challenges. The following provide some additional background about our current tuition model:
In order to help illustrate this different approach to tuition, we’ve created a video explaining this shift. You can access the video by checking out our Co-Mission site and looking for the “Winebrenner Seminary – Mission Based Tuition Model” recording.
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