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Moody Commencement Season Concludes


Moody’s 132nd academic year comes to a close with more than 800 students receiving their degrees

Moody Bible Institute’s 132nd academic year came to a close with four commencement events--two in Chicago, one in Plymouth, Michigan, and the last in Spokane, Washington. This year featured a combine 636 undergraduates, and 190 seminary students receiving their degrees.

“These students join the more than 47,000 Moody alumni serving around the globe,” said Greg Thornton, interim president and senior vice president of media at Moody Bible Institute. “Each graduate here has been transformed by the gospel and understands what a gift Jesus Christ is to us. Our prayer for them is that they will continue to grow and deepen their relationship with Christ and bring the gospel to where the Lord has called them.”

Commencement Ceremonies in Chicago:

Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary each held commencement ceremonies for their respective students on Saturday, May 12. The keynote speaker for both was Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of The Moody Church, and Moody Radio program host of Running to Win.

To view the full commencement ceremony for Moody Theological Seminary  and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, please visit Moody's Facebook page.

Commencement Ceremony in Michigan:

On April 28, at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Moody Theological Seminary  conferred degrees and certificates on 35 graduates, including Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity. The keynote speaker for the Michigan ceremony was Ed Stetzer, interim pastor at The Moody Church.

Commencement Ceremony in Spokane:

Moody Bible Institute’s campus in Spokane held their final and largest commencement ceremony on May 26, with keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan J. Armstrong, director of the Center for Global Theological Education at Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning.

After the spring 2018 commencement ceremony, MBI’s undergraduate biblical studies campus in Spokane, Washington, will officially close. As announced last November, in an effort to position Moody for long term ministry impact, Moody is strategically repositioning for continued Kingdom impact through four keys strategies of enhancing, nurturing, growing and refining certain aspects of its education and media ministries.

Moody Bible Institute Aviation held a commissioning ceremony for 12 students who received their diplomas and 13 students who completed their technical training. The ceremony was in their advanced training hangar on Felts Field in Spokane on May 25. Greg Heller, maintenance instructor, was the faculty speaker and Jim Conrad, program manager, gave the commissioning address.

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