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Alliance Theological Seminary – NYC

In addition to the main campus of Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) which is located in Rockland County, New York, there is a large satellite campus located between downtown and midtown in the area known as TriBeCa. Established in 1997, the goal of the ATS-NYC campus is to make seminary studies accessible to those who work in the city and to provide a thoroughly urban context for theological education.

Founder Dr. Albert B. Simpson conducted the very first classes on the back of a Broadway stage then relocated to the lower Hudson Valley in Rockland County, New York in 1987. After 100 years, Alliance Theological Seminary returned to the city in 1997. Today, Alliance Theological Seminary serves over 1,300 students in the New York campus. ATS-NYC campus currently offers graduate degree programs on Master in Divinity, Master of Professional Studies and Master of Arts in Biblical Literature.

Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological Seminary – NYC

ATS-NYC’s Master of Divinity is a 93-credit program which is recognized as the most comprehensive and basic level graduate preparing for ministerial leadership and for future study in the theological disciplines. The M. Div. curriculum develops progressively over three years through the Person Phase, the Church Phase and the Ministry Phase. Please refer to the ATS-Nyack for more information

The purpose of the Master of Divinity degree is to produce whole people for general leadership in Christian service, whether in their own on in another culture, by bringing into dialogue with the various dimensions of theological education (church and academy; theology and social science inquiry; the biblical world and the contemporary world; classroom and experience; character and competence; and wisdom and skill.)

Required Master of Divinity Core Courses – (48 credits)

  • Proclamation & Communication (3)
  • Worship Arts & Disciplines (3)
  • Working with People (3)
  • People as Social & Cultural Beings (3)
  • Church as a Social & Cultural Institution (3)
  • Perspectives in Mission (3)
  • Reading the New Testament (3)
  • Greek Bible & Western Mediterranean World (3)
  • Hermeneutics (3)
  • Reading the Old Testament (3)
  • Hebrew Bible & Eastern Mediterranean World (3)
  • Personal/Prof/Theol Foundations for Ministry (3)
  • Biblical Theology (3)
  • Theology in the Global Context (3)
  • History of Christianity (3)
  • Church in the Urban World (3)

Mentored Development Courses – 9 credits

  • SF 503 – 1st Year Initiation in Spiritual Formation (3)
  • SF 603 – 2nd Year Field Education (3)
  • SF 703 – 3rd Year Spiritual Formation Capstone (3)

The Urban Ministries Track: As part of the Master of Divinity curriculum, students are required to pick a track to specialized in. The Urban Ministries track is offered primarily at the Manhattan Campus and this track emphasizes the perspectives and specialized training necessary for ministry in an urban environment. This track includes the following 6 courses/ 18 credits.

  • Christian Ethics (3)
  • Urban Theology (3)
  • Urban Church & the Poor (3)
  • Urban Community & Worldview Analysis (3)
  • Urban Community Development (3)
  • Leadership Development & the Urban Church (3)

Aside from the Urban Ministries Track, Bible and Theology Track and Church Development Track is offered in ATS-NYC Campus. [Please refer to the ATS-Nyack for more information]

Professional Development Courses: In addition to the tracks, students select 6 professional development courses (18 credits) of their choosing within the ATS curriculum or in consultation with the Dean, from other graduate programs within the Nyack College System. This flexibility allows for further study in areas related to career goals and personal interest.

More information about the curriculum of Alliance Theological Seminary.


Northern Seminary

Located in Lombard, Illinois near Chicago, Northern Seminary is an evangelical graduate seminary that prepares students for church leadership. The seminary continues to represent a ‘theologically conservative alternative’ within the American Baptist Churches in the United States. Northern Seminary was founded in 1913, and for 100 years later, the seminary is still focused in faithfully training students to become leaders that will serve Jesus Christ with evangelical passion and mission skills in Biblically grounded and culturally relevant ministries.


Evangelical Seminary

Evangelical Seminary is a graduate school and interdenominational seminary located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. This seminary develops servant leaders for transformational ministry in a broken and complex world by nurturing rigorous minds, passionate hearts, and Christ-centered actions.

The Evangelical Congregational (EC) Church traces its roots to the conversion of Jacob Albright, a Pennsylvania German farmer, in a Methodist class meeting His conviction was to bring the Christian faith to his neighbors at a time when the Methodist Church did not allow worship services to be conducted in the German language. His converts took the name Evangelische Gemeinschaft (Evangelical Association) in 1816, and the church prospered until the 1890s, when a large minority of the Association re-organized as the United Evangelical (UE) Church in 1894.

Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, EC denominational leaders kept alive the vision of an evangelical Wesleyan Arminian theological seminary. In 1953 Evangelical Congregational School of Theology opened on the Myerstown campus with two full-time and three part-time professors and twelve students. The seminary received approval from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1957 to grant the Bachelor of Divinity degree (changed to Master of Divinity in 1970) and in 1979 the Master of Arts in Religion degree.

The seminary continued to offer courses at off-site locations like Allentown, Lancaster, and Hershey, PA and at Messiah College in Grantham, PA and experimented with distance learning. Concern for training of persons beyond the traditional degree programs resulted in the introduction of Graduate Certificates in various areas of ministry (2006) and formation of the Center for Leadership Impact (2009). In 2007 the school was renamed became Evangelical Theological Seminary, and in 2011, shortened the name to simply Evangelical Seminary. Over the course of the last half-century Evangelical Seminary has served Christ and His church in preparing men and women for Christian vocations. Now with a student body of nearly 200 from over twenty denominations and independent churches, Evangelical strives to “develop servant leaders for effective ministry in a broken and complex world” with John Wesley’s concern for “rigorous minds, passionate heats, and Christ-centered actions.” With alumni in many countries and diverse forms of ministry, Evangelical Seminary continues to expand its vision of service.


Anderson University School of Theology

Anderson University School of Theology is the only seminary of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Our ongoing relationship with our sponsoring church is valued, and a vital partnership necessary for providing spiritual leaders for the church in the 21st century. The seminary community is also enriched by the variety of church backgrounds and ethnic heritage of its students, faculty, and staff.

Anderson University was founded by and is supported by the Church of God, with headquarters in Anderson, Ind. Founded in 1917, the school was a major step in the life of a young and vigorous fellowship of Christians which had originated about 1880. This fellowship, which took on a common New Testament name, often describes itself as a reformation movement. Its vision was to preach and live out a message of holiness and to invite believers into a body united by a common experience in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Anderson University has grown to comprise an undergraduate liberal arts program, organized into two colleges and three schools, a graduate School of Theology, and a center for adult education (the School of Adult Learning). The university offers several graduate degree programs, including the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) degrees, and a dual Master of Science in Nursing – Master of Business Administration (M.S.N. – M.B.A.) degree. More than 2,800 students and nearly 300 instructional and professional staff comprise the community.


Wycliffe College

Wycliffe College is an Anglican Church of Canada seminary federated with the University of Toronto. It is evangelical and Low church in orientation. On the other hand, the University of Toronto’s other Anglican college, the University of Trinity College is Anglo-Catholic in outlook. While being an Anglican seminary, Wycliffe College attracts students from many Christian denominations. As a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology, students are free to participate in the wide range of courses from Canada’s largest ecumenical consortium. It trains those pursuing ordination as well as those preparing for academic careers of scholarship and teaching.

Wycliffe College is colloquially referred to as “Yale North” due to the high number of tenured professors who were trained at Yale Divinity School.

The Anglican seminary was founded in 1877 as the Protestant Episcopal Divinity School, by the Church Association of the Diocese of Toronto, a lay Evangelical group at the Cathedral Church of St. James. The name Wycliffe College, inspired by the English theologian John Wycliffe, was given first to the college’s building and then to the college itself.

To ensure its long-term viability, Wycliffe College began considering various forms of union with the University of Toronto towards the end of the 19th century. Wycliffe College became affiliated with the University of Toronto in 1885 and federated in 1889.

In 1969 the Toronto School of Theology (TST) was created as an independent federation of 7 schools of theology, including the divinity faculties of Wycliffe college. Within its own federation, the University of Toronto granted all but theology or divinity degrees. Since 1978, by virtue of a change made in its charter, the University of Toronto has granted theology degrees conjointly with Wycliffe College and other TST’s member institutions.

An Act respecting Wycliffe College, being chapter 112 of the Statutes of Ontario, 1916, was repealed and the Wycliffe College Act, 2002 was substituted. Wycliffe College’s Arms were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on March 15, 2007.

The Wycliffe College Chapel sancturary features several stained glass windows including: `Our Lord“, `St. Paul`, `St. John` and `Timothy` by Robert McCausland Limited.


Concordia Theological Seminary

Founded in 1846, Concordia Theological Seminary is a graduate school institution of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) whose central purpose is to prepare men for the pastoral ministry as well as men and women for other services in the church. The Seminary’s academic programs offers its students an understanding of the Christian faith that is Christ-centered, Biblically based, confessionally Lutheran and evangelically active. Students are taught by a distinguished faculty who are dedicated to equipping students to serve effectively in an ever-changing world. As a theologically conservative graduate institution, the Seminary emphasizes the study of the Bible and the Book of Concord and only ordains men for the ministry.

Both Concordia Theological Seminary and Concordia Seminary St. Louis are owned and operated by LCMS. Concordia Theological Seminary currently offers Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Missiology.

Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. is the current president of the Seminary and Professor of American Christianity and American Lutheranism.


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Concordia Seminary exists to serve the Church and the world by providing theological education and leadership centered in the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ for the formation of pastors, deaconesses, missionaries, chaplains, and church leaders of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). The Seminary is owned and operated by the 2,300,000-member Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and together with the Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois, it is the source of ministerial training for the LCMS. Since its inception, Concordia Seminary in St. Louis has provided more than 12,000 professional workers in the church.

Concordia Seminary is the second oldest Lutheran seminary. Moreover, it has been recognized for over a century as an important center for theological training for ministerial training and research. Concordia Seminary currently offers Master Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy.

The current president of Concordia Seminary is Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer. He is also the Professor of Practical Theology.