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."
A native of Myanmar, Thawng Hei '19 hopes his research, which explores the role of Christianity in peace-building and inter-religious dialogue in the Myanmar context, will help him lead his community there toward a more harmonious future.
President David Esterline serves as chair of the Global Forum of Theological Educators, which provides an opportunity for leaders in Christian theological education to meet and learn from those doing similar work but whose faith tradition is different from their own.
The Rev. Kellie Wild '09 received the Seminary's Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry during Alumnae/i Days 2019. This one-time physical therapist, member of the Bar Association, and ordained United Methodist currently serves as IMPACTS program director for East End Cooperative Ministry.