Seattle Pacific Seminary News and Events
Seminary Students

  • Awakening to Justice - Book Launch & Film Screening

    Jan 4, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    irst Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
    3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
    Hosted by The Dialogue on Race and Faith Project
    Join us for an exciting event at the First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA, USA! We are thrilled to invite you to the Awakening to Justice Film and Book Launch.  When a historian discovers a forgotten abolitionist manuscript dated from 1839, he and his fellow researchers uncover a text that sheds light on the reality of racism today—and the history of faith and race in America. 

  • Awakening to Justice - Training Seminar

    Jan 4, 2024

    Saturday, April 27, 2024 |9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    irst Free Methodist Church
    Hosted by The Dialogue on Race and Faith Project
    Dive deep into the dialogue on race and faith at our Training Seminar, where we'll equip you with tools to engage your communities. Registration required ($10) though EventBrite.

  • Discernment Days - Winter 2024

    Dec 7, 2023

    Monday and Tuesday, January 29-30, 2024
    Alexander & Adelaide Hall - Conference Room 110
    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Days. This year, we're hosting a two-day event. The event is free and food is included! 
    Get a $1,000 or $3,000 SPS Scholarship for Attending Discernment Days
    If you attend Discernment Days and then are admitted to and enroll in Seattle Pacific Seminary in Autumn 2024, you will receive a $1,000 scholarship for your first year of seminary or a $3,000 scholarship if you begin seminary in 2024. You must apply for admission, be admitted to, and enroll at SPS to qualify. This scholarship is given above and beyond any regular scholarship award that students receive. The average first-year student receives $7,500 in scholarship awards. Email for details.
    Coming from Out of State?
    If you will be traveling from out of the state of Washington or more than 100 miles away to attend Discernment Days, we will reimburse you up to $150 for your traveling expenses. You must live a minimum of 100 miles from Seattle Pacific University to receive the reimbursement and you must have a receipt for a reimbursable expense (flight or gas). If you're coming from out of town and need lodging and/or a ride from the airport, we can arrange that for you, as well! Email for details.

  • "On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain"

    Dec 7, 2023

    Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Book Talk with Dr. Ronald White
    First Free Methodist Church (Fine Center) | 3200 3rd Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119
    Co-Hosted by the School of Theology and the History Department
    Pulitzer-prize winning author, historian, and theologian, Dr. Ronald C. White, will be with us to share about his new book on Joshua L. Chamberlain, the famous Civil War general who was also a committed Christian and abolitionist. This latest release is an important companion for his previous books on Lincoln, Grant, and the social gospel. Enjoy significant conversations around issues of racial justice and Christian participation in war. This event is free; no registration required. This event will not be live-streamed.

  • 2024 Annual Alfred S. Palmer Lectureship

    Dec 4, 2023

    Tues, May 21, 2024 | 7:00-9:00 pm
    First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
    Palmer Lecture: “Here I Stand With God: A Christology Contra Mundum for Today”
    Featuring Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today program. He has published 46 books, including works on Christian ethics, mission, ministry, scripture, liturgy, and preaching. This event requires no registration and is free. It will be video-recorded. 

    Wed, May 22, 2024 | 7:00-9:00 pm
    First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
    St Martin’s Voices Emerging Artists Concert

    St Martin’s Voices is one of the UK’s most versatile, professional vocal ensembles. They sing for concerts, broadcasts and special services at their base in London’s iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond, and regularly perform alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players and Piatti Quartet. They have toured to the USA and South Africa, as well as undertaking extensive tours across the UK. The choir regularly features in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. In 2023 they released their first album with Resonus Classics, A Winter Breviary, to critical acclaim. This event requires purchased tickets via Eventbrite. It will not be live-streamed or video-recorded. 

  • 2024 Annual Paul T. Walls Lectureship

    Dec 4, 2023

    The Prudential Means of Grace:  Arts for Holy Living 
    Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    irst Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
    3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Douglas Strong, the current Walls Endowed Chair.
    No registration is necessary. This event will be video-recorded (not live-streamed).

  • 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.

    Livestream link for SPU's Chapel with Peter Chin - 11/7 @ 11:10 AM - “Reconciliation and Revival: The Centrality of the Holy Spirit's Role in the Work of Reconciliation”

    Livestream link for Mark Abbott Lecture with Joy J. Moore - 11/7 @ 6:00 PM - "Preaching Forgiveness in an Age of Contempt” by Joy J. Moore

  • 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. 

Teylar Greer

Meet Teylar Greer

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