Identity, Mission and Values
Phillips Theological Seminary is an accredited institution of higher education, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Phillips Theological Seminary offers theological education dedicated to learning the way of Jesus in order to cultivate vital communities, vital conversations, and the public good.
The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals and communities acting with God to transform the world.
The following three core values undergird the seminary's mission, programs, and ethos.
- rooted in the ecumenical life of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ);
- centered on the spiritual formation of effective Christian leaders;
- committed to student-oriented academic excellence.
PTS Video: Seminary Ethos
PTS staff and students talk about the ethos of the seminary.
PTS Ethos video 10-10 vers
Listen to faculty, students and staff reflect on what they believe is special about the PTS community.