Collaboration between higher education and discipleship training.
In 2000, Olivet Seminary was established as a part of the Bible college named the Olivet Theological College & Seminary (OTCS). OTCS functioned as a ‘seedbed’ for missions, offering multiple fields of study and distance learning to ministry-bound students all over the world. OTCS developed quickly, leading to several major changes to accommodate the school’s diverse student body.
In 2004, Olivet University was incorporated. Various departments were established within the University to offer different degree programs while Olivet Seminary as a non-degree, non-credit theological education branch stayed an affiliated but distinct part of OTCS.
In 2014, Olivet Seminary launched its own international network partnering with churches interested in starting up their own seminary and ministry training. In this way it further established itself as a distinct ministry from Olivet University and its colleges and divisions. Olivet Seminary provided support in the areas of learning platform, course materials, and access by referral to admissions into for-credit programs such as Olivet University International’s (OUI’s) online, or OTCS’s residential programs.
After commencing an ambitious plan to launch many new certificate programs, and a new high capacity learning platform in 2019, Olivet Seminary’s local seminary network found new leadership from Immanuel Community Church in Bronx, NY. It currently maintains a global network of 20 major countries.
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