Seattle Pacific Seminary News and Events
Seminary Students


  • 2021 Summer Intensives

    May 11, 2021

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

    THEO 6950 | Topics: Women in the Bible Dr. Sara Koenig and Dr. Laura Holmes | June 14-18

    This course will introduce students to the practice of close reading by examining the stories of women throughout Scripture. By focusing on both commonalities in biblical women’s experiences and the unique accounts of individuals, students will gain an appreciation of the depth and breadth of Scripture’s witness for all.

    Note: To take this course for credit (3 credits) at standard seminary tuition rate, please fill out the short application at this link and disregard the registration button below. Use this information: CRN 60254 (online option) or CRN 60125 (in-person option), course THEO 6950 Summer Term. Send your application to skinnera3@spu.edu.

    THEO 6741 | Evangelism and Mission Rev. Dr. Laceye Warner (Associate Dean for Wesleyan Engagement at Duke Divinity School) While Dr. Doug Strong is listed as the instructor of record, this class will be taught by Dr. Warner | June 21-25
    Students have the choice of taking the course in-person or online

    This course focuses on different paradigms and practices in evangelism and mission throughout the history of the Christian church. Additionally, students will learn different theological and literary approaches to understanding and communicating the good news of the kingdom of God. Attention will be given to sociological and cultural influences of postmodernism on popular culture. The course will equip students to generate new strategies for engaging the emerging generation with the gospel.

    Note: To take this course for credit (3 credits) at standard seminary tuition rate, please fill out the short application at this link and disregard the registration button below. Use this information: CRN 60122 (online option) or CRN 60255 (in-person option), course THEO 6741 Summer Term. Send your application to skinnera3@spu.edu.

    THEO 6952 | Burning Issues: Technology for Ministry
    Dr. Michael Paulus and Rev. Dave Sim (Lead Pastor, Renew Church Lynwood) | June 28-July 1
    This course will be offered in-person on SPU's campus

    This course explores challenges and opportunities for ministry as new and emerging digital technologies continue to transform our lives, relationships, and world. The course will provide a theological orientation to our unique technological moment in history, explore implications for the future of the church, and facilitate reflection on contextually appropriate ministry practices.

    Note: To take this course for credit (2 credits) at standard seminary tuition rate, please fill out the short application at this link and disregard the registration button below. Use this information: CRN 60126, course THEO 6952 Summer Term. Send your application to skinnera3@spu.edu.

  • 2021 Envision Webinar

    Mar 18, 2021

    If you've ever envisioned yourself in Christian ministry, or you want to deepen your understanding of how Christian ministry can happen in our daily lives, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Envision on Tuesday, April 13.  


  • Considering Seminary? Winter 2021 Discernment Days

    Mar 11, 2021

    Discernment Days will offer an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary Programs and hear from Faculty and Staff via a Webinar (Zoom Conferencing). Join us on Wednesday, February 24 or Thursday, February 25.

    Learn more about what you can expect at Discernment Days.

  • Considering Seminary? Immersion 2021

    Mar 11, 2021

    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 on Wednesday, April 14, or Thursday, April 15.

    Immersion will offer an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary programs and hear from faculty and staff via a webinar (Zoom Conferencing). Other prospective students who are considering seminary will join the webinar as well. 

  • Considering Seminary? Join Us for Our Autumn 2020 Discernment Days

    Oct 20, 2020

    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 November 12 or November 13. Discernment Days offers teaching, prayer, discussion, and thoughtful challenge with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, along with others who are considering seminary. Learn more about what you can expect at Discernment Days.

  • For Such a Time as This: A virtual forum on race, faith, and the future of the Church

    Oct 1, 2020

    In the wake of a movement against anti-Black racism and police brutality, and a global pandemic, and with a historic United States presidential election close at hand, the Church faces numerous challenges and opportunities. On the evening of October 20, church leaders, community members, and students participated in this interactive virtual forum hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary and University Ministries featuring leaders in Christian reconciliation, community development, and congregational care.

  • SPS Commissioning and Hooding Service

    Jun 11, 2020

    June 13, 2020, 4:30-5:30 pm (PDT)

    Please go to the following link to view the Live Sreaming


  • Apr 30, 2020


  • 2020 Summer Intensives

    Apr 30, 2020

    Join current students, alumni, and community members for stimulating courses from Seattle Pacific Seminary this June. Courses will be taught remotely online via Zoom.

    Summer courses:


    THEO 6952: Burning Issues: Digital Transformation + Ministry (1 credit): Michael Paulus (Dean of the Library, Assistant Provost for Educational Technology, and Associate Professor of Information Studies at Seattle Pacific University), July 13-24 (synchronous hangouts July 17 and 24, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

    THEO 6745: Christian Social Entrepreneurship and Missional Church Planting (3 credits): Prof. Daniel Frederick (Pastor of The Refuge Church and Executive Director of Coffee Oasis, in Bremerton, WA), June 15-19 (Monday-Friday)

    THEO 6511: Gender and Christianity (3 credits): Dr. Amy Oden (renowned professor from St. Paul School of Theology), June 22-26 (Monday-Friday)

    This course has reached the maximum registration of (15)
    THEO 6744: Ministerial Leadership (3 credits): Rev. Craig Brown (pastor and Executive Director of Congregational Development for the United Methodist Church in California), June 29-July 2 (Mon-Thurs)


  • Considering Seminary? Immersion 2020

    Mar 12, 2020

    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 on Thursday, April 16, or Thursday, April 23.

    Immersion will offer an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary Programs and hear from Faculty and Staff via a Webinar (Zoom Conferencing). Others Prospective Students who are considering seminary will join the webinar as well. 

Teylar Greer

Meet Teylar Greer

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