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.
Check out blogs, articles, videos, and other resources created by the PTS community to help you during this unprecedented time.
The Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez Barker presents "Just Like Me: The Era of Likeness in a Global World Full of Differences."
Download the Seminary's resource "Praying with Others through the Challenges of Life."
“I feel extremely blessed to be the first Caribbean international student at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, thanks to a generous academic scholarship,” says master’s in theological studies student Rafael Salinas Urrego.
An ordained American Baptist pastor, the Rev. Ingrid Kalchthaler '96 approaches her job as youth services coordinator at the Shaler North Hills Library as a ministry. She also serves part time as pastoral care director at North Hills Community Baptist Church.
The end of this academic marks the retirement from teaching of Dr. Ron E. Tappy, G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology since 1997 and project director of The Zeitah Excavations, launched in 1998. He will continue working on publishing the multivolume final report from this most recent of PTS-sponsored archaeological field projects.