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About the Seminary

North Park Theological Seminary, the denominational seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church, has been preparing women and men for ministerial service for more than 100 years. At the core of our education, the Seminary is rooted in the same affirmations that shape the mission and ministry of the Covenant Church. But North Park’s ecumenical vision has also formed a place where students from a variety of denominational backgrounds feel welcome and are able to fully participate in the academic and community life of the Seminary.

In the classroom, practical training experiences, and formational learning activities, our students grow in their knowledge and identity to faithfully answer God’s call on their lives. We believe that theological education is not only about courses on the Bible, theology, history, or ministry, but that the full experience of a North Park Theological Seminary education provides the tools and understanding all ministers—both vocational and lay—need to be missionally competent across cultural, economic, geographic, and gender boundaries.

History, Mission, Vision, Values

Mission and Vision

The Seminary is committed to serving both the local and global church, celebrating the full diversity of God’s creation, by preparing women and men to minister through scholarship, teaching, service, and community life. Learn more.

Evangelical Covenant Church

The Evangelical Covenant Church

The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities and individuals who are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. North Park’s Seminary is the sole seminary affiliated with the ECC. Learn more.

Administration and Staff

Administration, Faculty, and Staff

Scholars, pastors, community ministers, and theologians are all a vital part of the teaching faculty, administration, and staff at the Seminary. We are proud of the deep community that forms among these individuals and our students. Meet our administrators, faculty, and staff.

Accreditation and Effectiveness

Accreditation and Effectiveness

North Park Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our accreditations and affiliations.