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About the Seminary

Mission of North Park Theological Seminary

With Christ at our center, we seek to educate and form missional leaders for the global church.

Vision of North Park Theological Seminary

We envision a diverse community of scholars and practitioners at the forefront of the integration of biblical and theological competency and missional leadership. We seek to form pastor-theologians to send out into the world with the ability to evangelize, educate, and disciple communities using Scripture as their guide, and also to lead and transform communities through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Core Values:

In addition to sharing NPU’s values of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPTS aspires to be the following:

Graciously Evangelical: We embrace the centrality of Scripture, live by God’s Word, and offer freedom in its interpretation consistent with unity in Christ. We affirm that the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ brings new life to persons, healing to communities, and hope for creation. We affirm women and men in ministry.

Prophetically Ecclesial: We are committed to the whole mission of the church, emphasizing both the Great Commission to evangelize and make disciples, and the Great Commandment to love God and neighbor. We passionately hold together head, heart, and hands, reflection and practice, worship and service, witness, and justice.

Relationally Global: We are a worshiping and learning community that welcomes all disciples, emphasizing spiritual as well as intellectual formation. We nurture love for local communities—urban, suburban, and rural. We nurture vision for a global church, valuing the diversity of all God’s people. We foster skills for ministry in contexts of cultural diversity.