Do you have a heart for ministry?

George Fox Evangelical Seminary is committed to your spiritual formation – the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others. We will challenge your mind, heart and will as you seek to follow God’s call on your life.

The seminary prepares students for ministry inside and outside local church walls. They go on to work as pastors, church staff, hospice, military and hospital chaplains.

Seminary graduate Kevin Bates recently planted Resonate Christian Church, a church that is intentionally relational. He also launched Symposium Coffee, which became one of Sherwood's most popular coffee house within a week of its opening. He credits the seminary for shaping his vision of bringing hope and impacting lives in Sherwood.

Go beyond theology

Our graduates are engaged in church planting, including multi-ethnic congregations, and overseeing denominational and parachurch ministries in the United States and abroad. Other graduates go on to earn postgraduate degrees and teach in seminaries or colleges.

The relationships Miriam Mendez formed with professors while she was a seminary student continue to be a source of support for her. She finds these connections invaluable in her role as pastor at the recently planted Esperanza Church, a Spanish-speaking church in east Portland. She also relishes her position as an adjunct faculty at the seminary.

A Christ-centered seminary

We are Christ-centered, church-focused, culturally relevant, spiritually intentional, biblically based, broadly evangelical and technologically integrated.

Our roster of visiting professors includes nationally prominent authors, speakers, theologians and pastors, including Len Sweet, Jason Clark, Todd Hunter, Alan Hirsch, and Dan Kimball.

Our seminary programs:

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs

Masters programs


Certificate program

A certificate in spiritual formation and discipleship or partners in ministry may be added to a master's degree or may be earned alone as non-academic credit.

The seminary is dedicated to serving the present and future church by developing ministry leaders and preparing Christian scholars. We desire to extend the kingdom of God by educating, training, mentoring and equipping men and women for leadership service in society and the church.

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