The Simpson University Experience - Joshua Yang

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"The professors are always willing to communicate. I honestly sense the desire in the professors’ hearts to invest into the heart of the next generation of ministers and leaders that will be birthed through the Tozer Seminary program."

— Joshua Yang, Master of Divinity, class of 2017

Joshua Yang is pursuing his Master of Divinity through A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) seminary housed on Simpson University’s campus in Redding, Calif. He and his wife, Summer (Kyle ’16), hope to one day serve overseas as C&MA missionaries.

Joshua chose to earn his master’s from Tozer because of the seminary’s missions mindset.

“The vision that Tozer and Simpson University has to be a ‘Gateway to World Service’ was personally very applicable to me and drew me,” he said.

Joshua said one of the unique things about Tozer Seminary is the professors.

“From the experience that I have had at Tozer thus far, every professor is not only a teacher but a true doer of the Word,” he said. “They are active ministers who practice what they teach. They have been a source of encouragement and a challenge to my faith. They have taught me to think critically, yet humbly.”

Joshua also said he appreciates the time the professors take to get to know their students.

“The professors are always willing to communicate,” he said. “I honestly sense the desire in the professors’ hearts to invest into the heart of the next generation of ministers and leaders that will be birthed through the Tozer Seminary program.”

Another unique feature of Tozer Seminary is the class structure. Joshua takes online and hybrid classes, which combine online and one-week intensive on-campus classes.

“I can see a valuable lesson to be learned in each of the courses I have taken, and the things learned from the courses are definitely applicable to practical ministry and spiritual growth in the self and within the community and body of Christ,” he said.

Even though most of his classes are online, Joshua has been able to build relationships with his classmates.

“Through the interactions that happen within forums and in class, there is such a unique opportunity to get to know others who genuinely want to draw closer to Jesus and pursue a lifetime of ministry in their families, churches, work places and ministry fields,” he said

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