All truth, ultimately, is related to and unified by the revealed Word. All subject areas of the curriculum, as well as the goals and values communicated, are guided and informed by the teachings of the Bible. Philosophically, we are committed to an educational approach that values human learning, while submitting that learning quest to the authority of the Bible.
Dale Kietzman School of Theology is committed to an educational approach that is culturally relevant and socially aware. The educational program is built on a philosophy of education that engages students in culture and society. Education at DKST demands experience and training in the real world as well as in the classroom; therefore, all programs require an extensive experiential component.
Education is the encouragement of a maturing process. DKST promotes increasingly greater responsibility on the part of students for their learning. We recognize that students will not be under our instruction indefinitely. Our courses are designed to develop mature learners who are able to continue their development after graduation.
Jesus said, “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). Teachers and Facilitators impact lives. Therefore, the life and character of faculty is as important as their knowledge and pedagogical skill. The role of teachers and facilitators is to provide direction and structure to the educational endeavor. They also should equip students to think critically and creatively about the subject under consideration.