Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Newbigin House of Studies are pleased to announce a partnership designed to train and mentor a new generation of missional leaders. This collaboration allows students who have completed the Newbigin Year, Newbigin House’s seminary program, to apply for advanced standing at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

“The Newbigin House of Studies and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary share a passion for equipping students for ministry in urban contexts, and we’re thrilled to be in partnership. This will be a mutually beneficial relationship that models a shared witness to what God is doing in the world and deepens our ability to learn from and with one another in that work,” said the Rev. Dr. Heather Hartung Vacek, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, associate professor of church history.

Rooted in the Reformed tradition, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute, World Mission Initiative, and Church Planting Initiative provide contextual learning for students called to serve in the city, around the world, and through new worshiping communities. Pittsburgh’s urban location and proximity to the tech and education industries allows students ready access to additional resources helpful in their ministry preparation. The Seminary’s location and resources provide a rich context for further study for students who complete the Newbigin Year.

The Newbigin House of Studies, named for missionary-theologian Lesslie Newbigin, seeks the good of the city by developing leadership through theological education. Emerging from City Church San Francisco [RCA] and partnering with churches and institutions across the U.S. and the U.K., Newbigin’s faculty of pastor-scholars have rich experience in church planting and revitalization, social justice ministry, vocational discipleship, counseling, and pastoral care. For more information about the Newbigin House of Studies’ Seminary in the City, see: http://newbiginhouse.org/seminary/.