Evangelical Theological Seminary

Overview of Evangelical Theological Seminary

Students attend Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA, a small suburb. The school is proud of its Evangelical Congregational Church status. Evangelical Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Evangelical Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy, therapy and counseling.

Evangelical Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Evangelical Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 168 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Evangelical Theological Seminary are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"MISSION STATEMENTThe Evangelical School of Theology, the graduate seminary of the Evangelical Congregational Church, educates and prepares persons for Christian vocation and service within the Church of Jesus Christ.The mission of Evangelical arises out of God's redemptive work in this world, effected through Jesus Christ, revealed through the Biblical Word and mediated by the Holy Spirit. These principles give substance to the seminaryÆs life and values and inform its curriculum and activities. The roots of the seminary are deep within the context, heritage and ethos of evangelical faith with its commitment to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God written, the only authoritative and infallible rule for faith and life.Historically, the Seminary stands within the evangelical Wesleyan tradition of Protestant theology as set forth in the Twenty-Five Articles of Faith of the Evangelical Congregational Church. The Seminary is committed to meet the ministerial training needs of the Evangelical Congregational Church, however, desiring to contribute to the larger Church, Evangelical considers it both a privilege and a responsibility to prepare students of other traditions.The role of the Seminary is to serve the Church in preparing men and women whose Christian character gives evidence of a knowledge of God in Christ. Preparation involves the formation of the whole person û spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and professionally.ObjectivesThe curriculum and program of Evangelical are designed to promote growth and development in the following areas: Holy Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Academic Excellence, Leadership Development, Evangelistic Commitment, Global Perspective, Church and Society, and Denominational Relationships."

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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