Seattle Pacific Seminary News and Events
Seminary Students

  • Preaching Forgiveness & Reconciliation Conference & Mark Abbott Lecture

    Jul 13, 2023

    Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 8:30 am
    First Free Methodist Church | 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
    Join us for a special all-day conference. Rev. Dr. Joy Moore, from Luther Seminary, will provide a keynote, “Preaching from a Flawed Legacy.” We’ll enjoy breakout sessions on related topics with Rev. Peter Chin, Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Dr. Stephen Newby, Rev. Ashley Skinner-Creek, and Rev. Mike Thomas.

    The conference will take place at First Free Methodist Church (across from SPU’s campus) from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, with a public lecture following the conference at 6:00 PM. Our Keynote Speaker for the conference and evening lecture is Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. We will have an additional keynote message from Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Senior Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, preaching by Rev. Peter Chin, Senior Pastor at Rainer Avenue Church, and a panel led by Rev. Michael Thomas, Senior Pastor at Radiant Church. Additional breakouts will be led by Dr. Stephen Newby and Rev. Ashley Skinner Creek.

  • Commissioning & Hooding Service 2023

    Apr 13, 2023

    June 8 | 7-9 PM

    Please join us as we honor and commission our Seminary graduates. Family and friends are welcome. We'll enjoy a reception afterward so our graduates' families and friends can celebrate together.

    Business casual attire is suggested. 

    This event is free and will include a reception afterward. We will video-record and live-stream this event (

  • Book Celebration 2023

    Mar 30, 2023

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 4–5:30 pm I- Fine Center (First Free Methodist Church)
    Join us as we feature and celebrate books recently published by School of Theology faculty.

  • Steele Lecture

    Feb 8, 2023

    May 16, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Upper Gwinn
    Rev. Dr. Richard Steele will offer a lecture entitled, “Theological Education as Therapeia Psychēs,” as he anticipates his retirement. 

  • Walls Lecture 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    April 25, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Upper Gwinn
    Join us for our annual Walls Lecture, “Holiness Abolitionism: Christians Modeling Racial Justice,” a Dialogue on Race and Faith. This lecture will be live-streamed and video-recorded. 

  • Envision Your Future - Discern Your Call

    Oct 19, 2022

    Discernment Days Autumn 2022

    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Days on Wednesday, November 9, or Thursday, November 10. Discernment Days offers teaching, prayer, discussion, and thoughtful challenge with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, along with others who are considering seminary.

  • Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture

    Oct 19, 2022

    Nov. 9, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. - Upper Gwinn (Third Floor)

    Dr. Frank Spina will offer his inaugural lecture at the Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture. His presentation is entitled, “Multiplying Divisions: A Divided Israel, A Divided Church, A Divided University.” 

  • 2022 Summer Intensives

    May 11, 2022

    Join current graduate students, alumni, and community members for stimulating courses from Seattle Pacific Seminary this June.

  • Immersion 2022

    Mar 10, 2022

    If you've ever wondered whether seminary was for you, or want to deepen your understanding of Christian faith, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Immersion, in-person on Thursday, April 21 or online Friday, April 22 or Friday, April 29, 2022.

    Immersion will offer an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary programs and hear from faculty and staff. The event will be a great opportunity to meet other prospective students, and to get a sense of an SPS course via a class visit.

    Both domestic and international students who attend Immersion will receive a $500 scholarship for their studies. Learn more and register.

  • SPS Prospective International Student Event

    Mar 10, 2022

    During these difficult times our world is now facing, we need theologically informed and educated ministry leaders more than ever.

    Consider becoming a student at Seattle Pacific Seminary 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 transformational ministry in the church and world.

    Register now for our virtual international prospective student event on Friday, April 1, 2022, 7–9 p.m. PT.

Teylar Greer

Meet Teylar Greer

Teylar Greer, MA-RIS ’17, discusses her experiences as a student at Seattle Pacific Seminary.