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.



Pastors Forum hosted by Rev. Peter Whitelock

Please join us at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church as Rev. Floyd Thompkins shares his exciting vision for building healthy communities through the J. Alfred Smith Fellowship at the Martin Luther King Institute of Stanford University and the Center for Innovation in Ministry at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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.

From Labor to Reward: An Evening with Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor

Join author Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor – who has served as both SFTS and GTU adjunct professor — for an evening discussing her newest book, From Labor to Reward. This groundbreaking book fills a huge void in American religious history, black religious history, and traditions of the black church.

From CHIMES: Ordination of a Renegade Priest: 'I am ready!'

As a devout Catholic schoolgirl in the 1950s, [SFTS 2002 D.Div] Judy Dahl was certain that she had been called to become a priest. Last weekend, however, Dahl’s dream was fulfilled when she stood at the front of the Cape George Colony clubhouse and, in a solemn and ancient ceremony, was ordained a priest by nearly 200 friends, neighbors and fellow Catholics.

Academic Series: The History of the Son of God

This series will examine how Christians developed the idea that Jesus of Nazareth is God, how the idea led to the doctrine of the Trinity in a Christianizing Roman Empire, and how biblical scholars and Protestant theologians in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe challenged and reinterpreted the traditional idea of the divinity of Jesus.

Center Nominated for Excellence in Innovation Award

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS has been nominated by Rev. Janie Spahr for the “Excellence in Innovation” award at the upcoming 24th annual Heart of Marin awards, hosted by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin.


John Philip Newell
Join us for a weekend of earth-honoring Celtic spirituality with John Philip Newell, January 20-22, 2017 Click to learn more

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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