Phillips Theological Seminary is a graduate seminary, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), dedicated to learning the way of Jesus in order to cultivate vital communities, vital conversations, and the public good. We are a community of teachers and learners seeking to be faithful to God through disciplined, reasoned, and reflective study of scripture, religious tradition, and human experience.
We exist primarily to serve the church's need for educated leaders, ordained and lay. Located in Tulsa, OK, we offer a unique brand of theological education in this region of the country: the pairing of ecumenical, in-depth theological education with denominational formation involving partners in several denominations. In addition, we welcome students who are not pursuing ministerial degrees but who want to explore and deepen their faith by taking specific courses in our curriculum. Furthermore, as an ecumenically-oriented seminary, we employ faculty and staff and welcome students from over 20 denominations.
The Phillips community is comprised of 24 trustees, 170 current students seeking graduate credit plus another 50 who have taken course recently for personal enrichment, approximately 1,700 living alumni/ae, about 1,000 donor individuals and supporting congregations annually, and a dedicated faculty (full-time, affiliate, and adjunct) and staff.
For more information on the values and commitments of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), watch the denomination's new video, A Movement for Wholeness:
A Movement For Wholeness
This video takes a look at the beliefs and practices of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as told through its members. The 9-minute video also explains the Church's identity statement and its four priorities of witness and work.