Seattle Pacific Seminary News and Events
Seminary Students


  • 2022 Summer Intensives

    May 11, 2022

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

    THEO 6744: Ministerial Leadership Instructor: Rev. Joe Kim 

    Dates: July 5-8; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mode: In-Person or via Zoom

    Explores the basic building blocks of what it means to lead well in a ministry setting and highlights practical, research-based strategies for learning and growing on the job. Topics will include calling and purpose, building and developing your team, dealing with conflict, leading under pressure, balancing work and life, and the paradox of sacrifice and success.

    Register for THEO 6744: Ministerial Leadership


    THEO 6745: Christian Social Entrepreneurship and Church Planting
    Instructor: Daniel Frederick 

    Dates: June 20-24; 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mode: In-Person 
    Assists current and future church leaders to combine business skills with theological grounding in order to establish social enterprises and fresh expressions of church. Students will apply economic and business knowledge to areas of pastoral support and teaching. They will develop a workable social venture business plan to apply this learning directly to a particular faith community. Course content will include church planting models, financial management and accounting, and community exegesis.

    Register for THEO 6745: Christian Social Entrepreneurship and Church Planting

  • 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.

  • Discernment Days - Winter Quarter

    Jan 13, 2022

    February 2 and 3 | In-person and online via Zoom

    Do you know of anyone who would be interested in exploring Seminary? Encourage them to join us to explore their calling and vocation at Discernment Days on Wednesday, Feb. 2, or Thursday, Feb. 3. Click here for more information.

  • 2022 Palmer Lecture

    Jan 13, 2022

    February 2 – POSTPONED

    The Palmer Lecture Series has been an annual event at SPU since 1978&mdashone that “seeks to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan theology and biblical studies to campus to discuss the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective." Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the lecture scheduled for Feb. 2, 2022, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. You can expect more information regarding a new date in the near future. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our Digital Commons to view previous presentations from our past lecturers.

  • Worship and the Arts Public Event

    Jan 13, 2022

    How does the Word in worship help form us into God's people? What are ways we can creatively employ Scripture as we design our worship services? Join pastor and preaching professor, Joy Moore, along with artist and minister, Lo Alaman, as we consider these questions together. Dinner and conversations with other church leaders included!

    February 4 | 6-8:30 pm | Upper Gwinn Cascade Room
    with Joy Moore & Lo Alaman
    Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

    April 29 and May 20 | 6 pm |
    Save the date.
    For more information, visit our Facebook page.
    facebook.com/WorshipArtsSPU

  • 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? 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? 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.

Teylar Greer

Meet Teylar Greer

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