Purpose Statement


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

As an ecumenical Christian seminary, we offer a rigorous education, focused on critical theological reflection that equips graduates from all walks of life to meet the urgent needs of our times through both time-honored and innovative ministries.

SFTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of Protestant and Catholic theological schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. SFTS students take classes at all the GTU seminaries as well as the GTU’s centers and affiliates for the study of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and other world religions.

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Diversity Statement

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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