San Francisco Theological Seminary prepares leaders for the church of Jesus Christ sent by the Holy Spirit in God's mission to the world. We are scholars and servants of the church devoted to Biblical interpretation and theological education in the Reformed tradition within an ecumenical context. We are committed to the education of students in spiritual formation, critical theological reflection, and the skills and arts of ministry, to serve in congregations, the wider church, the classroom, and the public sphere.
San Francisco Theological Seminary is an institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of the Graduate Theological Union. This Seminary is a community of women and men from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds that responds to the challenges facing theological education in different contexts, national and international, in the western United States and around the Pacific Rim.
We seek to integrate faith and learning through innovative teaching, creative scholarship, and the practical experience of ministry, as we respond to our changing societies and cultures and are shaped by the Christian vocations to which we have been called. San Francisco Theological Seminary educates leaders committed to Christ who, guided by the Holy Spirit, serve God's transforming mission through the power of the gospel.