School of Theology
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.
Abbey: In the School of Theology, we stress accountable discipleship, providing opportunities for you to worship and fellowship in intentional Christian community, in order to be formed more and more in the likeness of Christ.
Apostolate: The School of Theology is a place where we prepare you to go into the world. You’ll participate in service activities — acts of mercy and justice — that will sometimes stretch you beyond your comfort zone for the sake of the gospel.
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 that we call “Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate,” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.
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
Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies Rob Wall’s article “Waiting on the Spirit (Acts 1:4): Extending a Metaphor to Biblical Interpretation” has been published in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology 22 (2013), pp. 37-53. Wall studies Jesus’ parting instruction for his apostles to await the Spirit’s baptism in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4) in its compositional and canonical settings to construct a typology of biblical interpretation that includes the traditional Pentecostal practice of awaiting for the Spirit’s baptism/filling in prayer and worship.
May 21 SPS Immersion
for Prospective Students
Do you want to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith? Are you wondering whether seminary is right for you? Learn more about Seattle Pacific Seminary’s graduate programs, and experience a day in the life of a student, at Seattle Pacific Seminary Immersion 2013, Tuesday, May 21. Learn more.
Why Choose Seattle Pacific Seminary?
Seattle Pacific Seminary professors and students talk about SPS's unique model of Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate.