The ITS leadership consists of a board of 13 local pastors, former-pastors, and lay leaders who see the imperative of discipling the next generation of church leaders right here in Indianapolis. They all subscribe to the system of doctrine found in the Statements of Faith listed above. ITS's staff are:
Dr. Piotrowski earned his PhD from Wheaton College in 2013. He has been part of the leadership of ITS since its inception in 2015. He spearheads the fundraising and the Academic Department, and teaches Greek, Hermeneutics, and New Testament courses.
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After serving 32 years in leadership roles at Dow Corning Corporation, Bruce joined ITS in July, 2018. He earned his MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has seven years of pastoral experience.
Bruce also helps with organizing ITS internships.
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Cheryl has devoted her professional career to working with students. Following a Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s in Counseling, her most recent studies have been at Indiana University in Higher Education & Student Affairs.
She assists ITS students in admissions, registration, and records.
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Joshua is passionate about our library! He completed his Bachelor’s at Crossroads Bible College, and is now pursuing a Master of Library Science at IUPUI.
Joshua is always eager to help students when they visit the library.
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Nate comes to ITS with a background in business operations and marketing. He graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with majors in Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
Check out some of Nate’s work, our videos.
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Local churches are responsible to raise up church leaders.
Healthy local churches are the locus of effective gospel ministry.
The primacy of preaching, necessity of discipleship, and urgency of missions are central to healthy local churches.
Effective preaching, discipleship and missions all emerge out of biblical and theological groundings expressed within historic confessional traditions.
The indispensable foundation for all theological inquiry is a recognition of the authority and sufficiency of the Christian Scriptures.
Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, and Philosophy are essential disciplines for theologians.
Cultural Hermeneutics & Apologetics are necessary for theologians to be effective ministers of the gospel.
Indianapolis needs an institution that theologically trains the next generation of church leaders who will share these core values.
The most effective educational methodologies for training such leaders are found in live communities that traverse church and academy.
Local churches are the incubator inside of which the most effective discipleship takes place. When Christ calls sinners to himself he places them inside the communion of saints that transcends time and place. That universal church manifests itself in local communities with a diversity of spiritual gifts whereby sinners can increasingly be conformed into the image of Christ. By God’s grace, some are also called to full-time vocational ministry. Should not the local church play a key role in those persons’ discipleship as well? We at ITS certainly believe so. It is the responsibility of churches and their leaders to raise up the next generation of pastors and missionaries.
Currently in Indianapolis, churches and pastors who take that calling seriously have to look elsewhere to thoroughly provide the training necessary for those heading to vocational ministry. Students must either relocate, or go online, or take extension-campus classes from schools located elsewhere. While we are grateful for the efforts of those schools, and praise God for the wealth of educational options, we also believe Indianapolis would benefit from a local seminary, one that works hand-in-hand with the churches and pastors of central Indiana.
Indianapolis Theological Seminary, therefore, exists to collaborate with local churches to supplement and empower their own efforts in biblical and theological training. Our curriculum involves a combination of robust in-class courses taught by credentialed scholars, and formative church-based internships led by experienced pastors. We believe that in order to be an effective minister of the gospel, pastors need training in the languages, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, History of Philosophy and Apologetics, as well as incarnationally learned Practical Theology. Our combination of courses and internships are aimed at providing students exactly that.
ITS began when a group of pastors gathered in 2014 to discuss how we are currently raising up the next generation of church leaders and what we can do to improve. Out of that initial meeting, seven individual pastors and former-pastors began meeting regularly to formally launch the seminary. Classes began in the fall of 2015 with an energetic group of students.
In the fall of 2016, we began to offer the full curriculum of in-class courses that will comprise an “MA in Biblical and Theological Ministry.” In the fall of 2018 we relaunched that cirriculum together with additional language courses and internships for students to earn the Master of Divinity degree. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read our most recnt Year-in-Review and keep up with future events here.
The ITS leadership consists of a board of 13 pastors, former-pastors, and lay-leaders who see the imperative of discipling the next generation of church leaders, and are committed to establishing this seminary so that they do not need to send students away during these crucial years of development. They all subscribe to the system of doctrine found in the statments of faith on our homepage, as well as The ITS Statement of Common Beliefs.