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All School Gathering

January 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Main Campus


Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this required Community Formation Event. We are looking forward to kicking off the Spring 2017 semester together as a Community.  At this year’s All-School Gathering and Spiritual Formation Service, we will share a meal, fellowship and worship together.  This will be a great way to start our semester of study.  We hope to see you there!


Families are welcomed! Please RSVP with the number attending by emailing our Director of Enrollment, Danielle Bridgeforth. Let us know by January 14th if you will be attending, so that we can have adequate food.



This coming January Dr. Todd Still, the Dean of Truett Seminary in Texas, will teach an Intensive class on 1 and 2 Thessalonians at Leland. The class will be held Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, and then again January 20-21. It will be open to all Leland Masters students who have completed New Testament introduction. It fulfills requirements for students in the M.Div. and M.T.S. programs and will fulfill electives for M.C.L. students and those taking a Graduate Certificate in Leadership. Leadership students will be required to write a paper on leadership in 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Registration for this class and other January or spring classes is open. Students who have questions about the class are encouraged to talk to their academic advisors, Dean John Lee or President Mark Olson.

Todd Still earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, writing his dissertation on the theme of conflict in 1 & 2 Thessalonians. He is currently under contract to write a commentary with Baker Books on the Thessalonians letters and well as a guide to those same letters with T & T Clark. This is a great opportunity for Leland students to study with a great Pauline scholar and get to know the man who leads Truett Seminary as well.

Students who are not already admitted into a program can register by completing this can register by completing this Special or Audit Student Application or contacting for more information








Andrea Bakke, as everyone knows, is our Registrar. But she is far more than that! She earned a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Most would say the work of a registrar of any school or seminary is essential. Without a registrar, no student would be able to sign up for a course. The school would come to a dead stop. The registrar is the academic gatekeeper for students and courses. But as we've said, Andrea is far more than a registrar. Andrea is a friend with a listening ear; she is a counselor, academic and otherwise; Andrea is a theological visionary, whose vision for Leland is as bold and dynamic as any member of the Leland community; she is also a practical builder who knows what we need to make things work. Lastly, she is eager to help those who come to her whether it be staff or students.  But perhaps more than even these wonderful aspects of who Andrea is, she is a lover of Leland. Andrea cares deeply about how we -- faculty, staff, students, and trustees -- fare in life and in our work at the John Leland Center. Hooray for Andrea!




John Leland Center for Theological Studies
1306 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA  22201