Seminary Distinctives

Distinctives of Portland Seminary

Rootedness: We prepare leaders who are rooted in Scripture and proclaim in word and deed the gospel of Jesus’ incarnation, life, death and resurrection, carrying out through the Church God's mission to foster personal and community transformation.

Spiritual Formation: We are committed to forming our students and alumni holistically in Christ.

Equality: We promote women, people of color, and other commonly disenfranchised persons in full ministry, engaging global, intercultural, and other forms of diversity.

Earthkeeping: We emphasize that caring for creation, as a form of activism in service to racial and economic reconciliation, is an essential part of our faithfulness to Christ.

Innovation: We are a Portland-based, national seminary that is redesigning theological education to prepare leaders to serve in both entrepreneurial and established ministries.