Saint Paul School of Theology

As our world moves faster and life becomes more complex, Saint Paul School of Theology, with campuses in the Greater Kansas City and Oklahoma City areas, provides a haven to learn about, experience, and share the pure simplicity of God’s love. Here, we prepare you to preach the gospel and serve in Christ’s name through both intellectual pursuit and practical application.

Learning at Saint Paul takes place in the classroom, in the church and pulpit, and in the real world. Our unique curriculum that combines academic study and actual experience serves as a model for other seminaries across the country and around the world.

At Saint Paul, we prepare the whole person for ministry–academically, spiritually, and professionally. Members of our faculty are scholars and spiritual leaders committed to educating and preparing future church leaders.

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Mission Statement

Centered in Christ and rooted in the Wesleyan tradition,
Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary of intentional relationships
committed to the formation of people for innovative, creative ministry
through rigorous academic life;
the exploration of Scripture, tradition, and ministry practices;
and diverse, contextual experience.

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We believe that our mission is in faithful response to the call of Christ Jesus to preach the Good News, to care for those who are in need of healing, and to set at liberty those who are oppressed. This learning community is founded on the revelation of God disclosed in the witness of Scripture, and the life of the church, rooted in the Wesleyan and United Methodist traditions, and lives and works in the context of the ecumenical church and with people of other religious traditions.

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We believe that holistic formation for ministry and mission happens in the context of a worshipping Christian community which models the interconnectedness of all life by its participatory decision-making processes and corporate life.

As an educational community we are committed to pluralistic, functional teaching and learning across geographic divides, emphasizing interdisciplinary studies and a diversity of
perspectives toward a goal of preparing leaders with theological integrity.

We believe that this theological education must include rigorous scholarship, lifelong learning, integrated reflection/practice, and a global outlook.

Focus of Ministry
We are committed to providing theologically informed and competent leadership for the local church and for the church at large through the preparation of both clergy and laity, and through the corporate witness and service of the seminary. This ministry should be characterized by prophetic vision, caring presence, and inclusive evangelism.