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, Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry, and Metro-Urban Institute, and much more.
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The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis leads this four-part video series on "Difficult Texts: Confronting What the Bible Really Says About Poverty, Authority, and the Status Quo."
Download the Seminary's resource "Praying with Others through the Challenges of Life."
At its May meeting, the Seminary’s Board of Directors adopted a “Commitment to Racial Justice,” which focuses on four specific areas: education, financial aid, faculty and staff, and denominations.
The Rev. Dr. Edwin van Driel has written Rethinking Paul: Protestant Theology and Pauline Exegesis (Cambridge 2021).
By action of the Board of Directors, three faculty members have received promotions: Dr. Tucker Ferda, Dr. Scott Hagley, and the Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens.
In the 2021 spring semester, the Seminary launched three Houses of Study—Presbyterian, Episcopal/Anglican, and Ecumenical.
With a continued commitment to delivering excellent education, and a desire to provide predictability for students and faculty, the 2021-2022 academic year will allow pathways for both residential and remote students.
The Rev. Dr. Joan Prentice ’05/’11 has been named the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 2021 Distinguished Alumna in Pastoral Ministry. She is the pastor of The Ephesus Project, "a church without walls."
At PTS Jon Mathieu '21 was introduced to perspectives and practices from across a broad ecumenical spectrum. He's now the founding pastor of Harbor Online Community, where “if you want to belong, you belong.”