I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. And his name I welcome you to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary!

We are a community of faith committed to the Spirit’s work of formation for service to the church and the world. We strive to embody a ministry of education and service that fosters in each of us a greater sense of purpose and vocational clarity. Whether you are a degree seeker yearning for greater faithfulness in your life or a curious intellect wondering about the finer points of theology, know that you are welcome in our community.

In John 14, Jesus employs the metaphor of garden, vine, and fruit to explain his relationship to his disciples, to God the Parent, and the work that comes forth from well planted disciples. As faithful disciples, we have “been appointed to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last”. Such is the work of our community at Pittsburgh seminary. We are an ecosystem of exploration, discernment, and discovery that is dedicated to helping disciples bear fruit in their lives. Fruit that will change this world. We seek to grow deep roots through study and shared life of faith. If you are looking for such a place, I invite you to join us in your journey.

Our community is a place that stimulates the life of the mind and the soul. Our faculty and staff work hard to create learning experience that form the basis of effective ministry in the world. These learning experiences occur inside and outside of classrooms so through what we read, from whom we speak with, and even through deep introspection in worship and contemplation. We strive to develop a wholistic approach to formation, and I invite you to join us along the way!

Start your journey with us by engaging the pages of our website. Here you will find information about our degree programs and certificates, continuing education opportunities, faculty and community members, as well as news about our ministry to the Pittsburgh area and the world beyond. You will find the myriad ways that God is at work through the network of people that make up Pittsburgh Seminary.

We look forward to welcoming you—in person, on campus, or online; to pursue a degree or take advantage of continuing education; to the Barbour Library or Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology; to view our publications and to sign up for our informational newsletters; or to becoming a partner in the future of our mission.

Please feel free to contact any of us with questions, comments, suggestions, or just to be in touch. I would be especially happy to hear from you: alee@pts.edu or 412-924-1366 or simply stop by when you are in the neighborhood. You will find my door open.

Asa J. Lee
President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry

President's Welcome to PTS and our degree and certificate programs