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Phoenix Seminary is a Protestant, evangelical, nationally-recognized, graduate-level seminary located near the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1988, Phoenix Seminary continues to be the only dual-accredited graduate-level theological seminary with its main campus located in Arizona.

Our Vision

To excel in educating disciples whose minds, character, and lives are shaped by the Word of God, who understand and communicate Scripture with skill, and are committed to reaching the world for Christ.

Our Mission

To equip godly leaders to serve Jesus Christ effectively in a diverse and changing world by providing theological education with personal mentoring and ministry training in partnership with the local church.

Accomplishing our mission requires significant investment in the personal, professional, and spiritual formation of individual students. With such a focus, Phoenix Seminary seeks to be an excellent, and vital training community developing the Christian leaders of today and tomorrow.

Our Philosophy

Scholarship with a Shepherd’s Heart.

Educational Values

Phoenix Seminary seeks to promote personal and spiritual growth through the alignment of degree program student outcomes with the following educational values:

Theological Understanding through Biblical Study

We believe the Word of God is foundational to life and ministry. Therefore, we will provide education that stimulates increasing love, respect, and submission to the Word of God as well as accurate and appropriate handling of the Scriptures.

Character Development through Mentoring

We believe godly character is paramount for successful Christian ministry. Therefore, we will enable mentoring relationships that encourage personal integrity and Christ-like character.

Ministry Skills through Practice

We believe ministry skills are formed in the classroom and proven in ministry practice outside the classroom. Therefore, we provide opportunities that develop essential skills for reducing marginalization and injustice of people groups by bridging cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and gender boundaries.

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Join a community of students and leaders on a path to change this world through
His Word, His Heart and His Church.

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