What We Believe


Rooted in biblical and historic Christian faith, Northeastern Seminary prepares Christ-centered men and women for faithful, effective ministry to the church and the world.


By the grace of God, the vision of Northeastern Seminary is to transform the spiritual climate of the northeastern United States and beyond by preparing increasing numbers of theologically-reflective, spiritually-formed, professionally-competent persons for ministry. Northeastern Seminary's second decade will be one of significant growth in the richness of its educational programs, the breadth of its impact, and the strength of its organizational resources. Northeastern will become recognized as a mid-sized, multi-denominational, multi-ethnic seminary whose faculty are gifted teachers and scholars, whose students are being transformed in a dynamic and supportive learning community, and whose graduates embody, articulate, and advance the kingdom of God in a variety of ministry contexts around the world.

Core Values

Rootedness We provide a theological education that is built upon the foundation of a deep, sustained engagement with biblical and historic Christianity.
Responsiveness We equip our students to practice ministry that is wisely and faithfully responsive to the constantly changing contexts of our culture and world.
Respect-filled community We affirm and learn from each person in our richly-diverse community of faith, regardless of such distinctives as denominational affiliation, ethnicity, gender, or age.
Scholarship We value the life of the mind, so we offer a carefully-designed, intentionally-integrated academic program that cultivates an aptitude for faithful theological reflection about the most central questions of life and ministry.
Spiritual formation We affirm that the indispensable foundation for Christian ministry is a vital relationship with God through Christ, and so we seek to provide a nurturing community in which genuine Christian faith can deepen and thrive.
Service to the church We believe that a theological seminary does not exist for its own sake, but exists rather to serve and resource the church of Jesus Christ.