Community Programs

SPU offers a variety of scholarly, accessible, and spiritually enriching opportunities to go deeper with Scripture and engage in serious theological reflection through our Center for Biblical and Theological Education. The Center for Biblical and Theological Education in the SPU School of Theology was founded to provide biblical and theological education for faculty, staff, and students; the church; and the world. One of its signature offerings is Lectio: Guided Bible Reading, a four-year, online program of readings and podcasts led by School of Theology faculty. The CBTE was originally funded in part by a grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust.

CBTE bridges the gap between the academy and the broader church community through programs that embody a signature commitment of SPU: “We will be a place that embraces the Christian Story, becoming biblically and theologically literate.”

Lectio: Guided Bible Reading »

Lectio is a free online program to help you explore Scripture with an SPU biblical scholar as your guide. You can read Lectio lessons, listen to podcasts, or both. Learn more

Community Garden »

SPU offers a Community Garden located just south of the main SPU campus, across the street from 3042 4th Ave. W.