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Update on Sale of Hatfield Main Campus

Update on Sale of Hatfield Main Campus

For the last three and a half years, we have been praying and planning about “reinventing seminary for the 21st century.” To that end, we developed a bold five year (2015-2020) strategic plan, which called for relocating the seminary campus to metropolitan Philadelphia and the sale of its Hatfield campus. The seminary announced earlier this academic year (January 2017) that an “agreement of sale on our main campus” was reached. As with all such transactions, there were several contingencies with the potential to change the timeframe.

Those with more real estate experience have noted that real estate delays are not uncommon. In the last few days we have been notified by the buyer of our property that there will be a delay in closing the sale, which means that the seminary will continue offering its programs for the next academic year at its current Hatfield, PA site, along with our urban site at Joy in the City. Both the buyer and BTS remain optimistic about the sale, but it will take a little longer than expected.

We continue to see the Lord’s hand in all this, including in this delay of final sale. This postponement allows BTS students and staff an additional year to prepare for this move. The seminary is continuing to explore sites that are both safe and accessible by highways, public transportation (train and bus), with adequate parking for those driving to campus.

The board of trustees, faculty, and administration remain committed to the goals and objectives outlined in its 2015 strategic plan. We will continue to solicit feedback from all our stakeholders—students, staff, faculty, and other friends of the seminary. We also welcome the community’s commitment to pray for the leadership of BTS as we take these strategic steps to reinvent seminary for the 21st century. Ultimately, our overarching goal is to glorify God and serve the church of Jesus Christ.

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