Seattle Pacific Seminary

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    The Master of Arts in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies (MA-RIS) is one of four master of arts degrees that Seattle Pacific Seminary offers. SPS also offers a master of divinity (MDiv) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.

Are you interested in being part of a thriving seminary community in a rich, urban setting? Do you want your graduate studies to affect not just your mind, but also your heart? Join us in a fellowship of learning, discipleship, worship, and mission, where you and your study of theology can flourish. With a unique model of theological education we call “Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®,” Seattle Pacific Seminary will equip you for ministry in the 21st century.

Seminary Degrees

As a Seminary student, you can choose from six Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Master of Divinity (MDiv), and four Dual Degrees (MBA, MST) — as well as a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies — all of which support SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Seminary News and Events

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah to Adjunct at SPS

Seattle Pacific Seminary is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah will be teaching the very first course of the new Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry degree.  As an adjunct for winter quarter 2016, Dr. Rah will be teaching THEO 6514: Asian American Experience, Identity, and Theology.  For more information on the course or Dr. Rah, click here

From the Associate Dean's Desk: Proud Mary

“Except for its title, this column has nothing to do with John Fogarty’s song about a riverboat queen. It has to do with a girl I once knew [….] [and] the events that caused her – the hard way – to grow up, to lose her girlish ‘innocence.’ [….] Her name was Mary.”

To read more about Mary's story and a situation that presented Dr. Steele with a unique challenge in pastoral counseling, click here.

New Master of Arts in Christian Leadership Degree

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MA-CL) balances elements of rigorous scholarship in the classical theological disciplines of Bible, church history, theology, and ethics. If you select the MA-CL degree, you will receive training in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, vocational discernment, and ministry in diverse communities. You will also be prepared in various professional skills, such as preaching, pastoral care, organizational leadership, and church administration.

For more information, click here.

New Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry Degree

The Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry (MA-AAM) degree program focuses on the classical theological disciplines of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics. It reflects Seattle Pacific University’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. If you select the MA-AAM degree, you will combine a core study of general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation.

For more information, click here.

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Christian Formation in Discipleship: Acts of Piety

This is the first course first-year seminarians take -- a one-week intensive study at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island, WA. It introduces students to the spiritual practices associated with what John Wesley calls “works of piety,” such as organized corporate prayer, shared testimonies, and communion, to name a few.

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1 & 2 Samuel Lectio Seminar

Join the Center for Biblical and Theological Education for a morning of rich study of 1 & 2 Samuel with SPS Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Sarah Keonig.  For more information or to register for the seminar, click here.

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From the Associate Dean's Desk

Insights from the Associate Dean himself -- sharing stories, thought-provoking topics and anecdotes you would hear in a sermon, the classroom or over a cup of coffee.

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New Church and Parachurch Staff Tuition Discount

The Seattle Pacific Seminary Tuition Discount Program is now extended to both church and parachurch full- or part-time staff.

The program offers a 50 percent tuition discount for a students first year of enrollment with SPS, or the first 40 credits of Seminary courses (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters), whichever comes first.

For more information, click here.

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