ducation at Dale Kietzman School of Theology is founded upon five basic principles:
- It is Spirit-directed. Education is the sum total of the experiences that shape a person’s mind and life. Distinctively Christian education is a process the Holy Spirit directs in a student’s life.
- It is student-related. A student’s ultimate goal should be to glorify God by fulfilling his or her place in God’s plan. Instruction in God’s Word is consistent with other areas of knowledge that prepare students for all aspects of life and direct them toward the realization of their God-given potential. Students are free to hold and express individual convictions and to think for themselves and to make intelligent decisions based on principles in God’s Word.
- It is faculty-guided. Students may receive guidance through classroom instruction, independent and self-directed study, counseling and informal activities, each of which requires the best in academic and spiritual preparation. Faculty members provide a model of Christian living and are expected to meet the life standards that flow from the teaching of the Scriptures.
- It is educationally balanced. DKST strives to maintain a balance between theoretical subject matter and application. Students are expected to acquire knowledge and master skills. They learn to make value judgments, develop a sense of responsibility and to mature in every area of their personalities.
- It is practical. Opportunities to apply facts and concepts learned in the classroom are provided through a variety of field education experiences. Truths are taught through methods and resources that affect student attitudes and behavior and emphasize usefulness in the society as a whole.