Participating in God's ongoing mission in the world, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a community of Christ joining in the Spirit's work of forming and equipping people for ministries familiar and yet to unfold and communities present and yet to be gathered.
Since 1794 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has been preparing students in the way of Jesus. We welcome neighbors; share meals, differences, and experiences; expand our minds; and expect to be challenged by the broad range of beliefs we bring to the table.
The established academic rigor of more than 200 years of theological education, and the depth and diversity of our faculty, ensure our student community learns, grows, and flourishes on a path to practical ministry. Our students prepare to engage in God's work with parishes, nonprofits, and institutions specific to their call.
From our extensive theological library, archaeological museum, and printed and digital publications, to welcoming participation in our robust continuing education program, mission-related opportunities, and youth ministry institute, the Seminary models what it means to be a valuable resource for the church and the world.
When you give to Pittsburgh Seminary, you invest in men and women who, in and out of the classroom, are preparing to participate with Christ in the transformative work of gospel ministry around the globe—whether in traditional church settings, entrepreneurial church plants, or missional initiatives. Your giving supports student scholarships, faculty development, educational programs such as the World Mission Initiative, Church Planting Initiative, and Metro-Urban Institute, and much more.
Dr. James K. A. Smith presented two lectures addressing "Discerning the Spirit(s) of Formation: On the Centrality—and Risk—of Christian Practices."
Explore the Seminary's growing list of digital downloads for your worship planning or personal devotions.
Watch as Herbert R. Marbury addresses "Sacred Texts and Contested Canons: A Biblical Witness in Polarized Times."
In 2012, James Riggins '08 followed God to Thailand, where he taught English and later pastored a church before getting married, having a son, and teaching at an international university, also in Asia.
Jennifer Christmas '11, associate curator, takes artifacts from the Seminary's Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology on the road to inform people about where the events described in the Bible took place.