School of Theology

  • Academy

    Academy: Whether you’re an undergraduate or a seminary student, you’ll experience a rigorous yet supportive academic environment, learning from outstanding biblical and theological scholars who possess a deep Christian faith.

Are you looking for a community of scholars and friends who have a deep, abiding commitment to Christian faith that reaches around the world and is local at the same time? The School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University is that place. Through a unique model of scholarship, spiritual edification, and service we call “Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.


Undergraduate Programs

Our Christian Theology Major lets you choose from four areas of concentration: Christian Mission, Christian Scripture, Educational Ministry, and Theological Studies. We also offer seven minors. Students of all majors take our three University Foundations courses.

School of Theology News and Events

Theology Between Art and the Body: Reimagining Our Future

Dr. Willie James Jennings, PhD, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University, and one of the foremost scholars of race and theology, will be in Seattle on Thursday, October 15, 2015.  Dr. Jennings will participate in an afternoon panel discussion on theology, art, and the body at SPU.  Then that same evening, Dr. Jennings will deliver a lecture entitled "Embodying the Artistic Spirit and the Prophetic Arts" at the University of Washington.

Both events are open to the public.  Click here for more information.

Open Seattle 2015

October 17, 2015:  Open Seattle is a new type of open-source youth ministry event, produced by the Youth Cartel.

The Youth Cartel’s mission is to encourage and challenge adults who minister to youth through holistic professional coaching, strategic consulting, transformational events, and inventive resource development that advance youth ministry in new ways.

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Equipping Faithful Leaders Theological Education and Church Renewal Conference

On October 25-27, 2015, Seattle Pacific University is hosting the Equipping Faithful Leaders Conference.  The Conference will feature special speaker Kenda Creasy Dean, the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, among others.

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Doug Koskela

Discerning God's Calling

Doug Koskela, associate professor of theology, shares about his new book, Calling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life.