Be a Positive Force of Change in the World!

At San Francisco Theological Seminary, you will receive an education in ministerial studies to make a lasting impact and shape our world for the better. Our seminary degrees, diploma and certificate programs all prepare you for your next step in ministry, social justice work, or a career in counseling. Whether you are interested in earning a Masters of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, or a diploma in theology, our innovative programs can be tailored to match your areas of interest and fit your vocational calling.


Join us for our SFTS Advent Devotion conversation. Each morning, you will receive an Advent Devotion written by members of the SFTS community — faculty, students, staff, trustees and alumni. The theme for this year’s Advent Devotions is Listening for the Heartbeat of God. Please click here to sign up to receive these very special messages.

Lisa Larges ordained as a teaching elder in the PC(USA)

A joyful event 30 years in the making, SFTS Alumna Lisa Larges was ordained as a teaching elder at the Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Although Lisa, an open member of the LGBT community, has been a candidate for the ministry since 1986, she was unable to be ordained until the PC(USA) approved a constitutional change allowing ordination for all who are called and qualified regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity in 2010.

A Weekend with John Philip Newell: Earth-Honoring Celtic Spirituality

Over the course of the weekend, you can experience John Philip Newell – and earth-honoring Celtic spirituality – in lecture, workshop, and worship at First Presbyterian in San Anselmo, San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, and Westminster Presbyterian in Tiburon.

Remembering Ben Weir

Rev. Ben Weir's memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov 19 at 2pm at First Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Rev. Weir was a beloved professor, an SFTS alum, and, together with his wife, Carol, a Presbyterian missionary in Lebanon for nearly 30 years.

Inquirers Weekend at SFTS

We invite you to be our guest and visit our campus February 23-25, 2017 for Inquirers Weekend! Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, this weekend will introduce you to our robust academic programs and reflective, inclusive community.


SFTS Inquirers Weekend
We invite you to be our guest and visit our campus February 23-25, 2017 for Inquirers Weekend! Click to learn more

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Moved by God’s love in Jesus Christ, San Francisco Theological Seminary
prepares women and men for transformational ministries of
justice, peace and healing,
which advance the church’s hopeful, loving engagement with the world.

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