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7/14/97 Golden Gate Ariz. campus moves to former state convention site

PHOENIX (BP)–The Arizona Regional Campus of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has moved from Grand Canyon University to the former facilities of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention’s executive board staff in Phoenix, which moved to another office building earlier this year. The seminary shares its new facilities with the convention’s church growth board.
The regional campus’ new address is GGBTS Arizona, 4520 North Central Ave., Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012. The telephone number is (602) 240-3284; fax, (602) 264-2289.
“Developing leaders for the churches and ministries in Arizona and the surrounding region is a major thrust of this regional campus of Golden Gate Seminary,” said David McCormick, director of the campus. “We look forward to this relationship as it strengthens the ties between the state’s future leaders and the work of this convention.”
The seminary’s Arizona campus was established in 1995 as a cooperative endeavor of Golden Gate, the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist Foundation of Arizona and Grand Canyon University. “Representatives from each of these institutions forged the plans to present quality theological training in Arizona,” McCormick said.
Golden Gate is one of six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and the only SBC agency in the western United States. Currently, 47 students are enrolled at the Arizona campus with another 10 new students expected this fall. The application deadline for new students is July 15.
Two degree programs are offered, the master of divinity and the master of arts in Christian education. Diploma programs in theology and Christian education are available for students over 30 years of age without a baccalaureate degree. GGBTS is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Courses scheduled at the Phoenix site this fall include Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to New Testament Greek, Introduction to the Old Testament, The Doctrine of Christ, Introduction to Pastoral Care, Supervised Ministry, Education Ministry of the Church, Survey of Christianity to 1517, Multicultural Ministry, Clinical Pastoral Education, and Foundations of Christian Education.
Courses scheduled this fall at the campus’ Tucson teaching site are Basic Evangelism and Introduction to Church Planting.