Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.
We are deeply privileged to have a history that includes people of vision in the founding and development of what is now Gordon-Conwell such as A. J. Gordon, Russell Conwell, Harold John Ockenga and Billy Graham. They provide a heritage and paradigm from which we are moving into the future. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.
Gordon-Conwell is unique with its broad array of students from 98 denominations and 55 different countries. We offer multiple sites and delivery systems to meet the varied needs you might have as a prospective student. These include a classical model of residential education at the South Hamilton, MA campus; an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA (CUME); and adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL. Along with these campuses we have online offerings to address student needs, despite location and vocational commitments. And our Doctor of Ministry programs, delivered at various locations, are geared to provide strength and renewal for your own ministry and calling.
If you come to Gordon-Conwell, what can you expect? You can anticipate being pushed to think in ways you never imagined, for the Church needs thinking Christians who can address our contexts from a Christian worldview perspective. You will be prodded to deepen your walk with Christ, while looking outward to the needs of the world. You will meet professors and fellow-students who may think differently than you do about those parts of our faith that are secondary to the core. And, they will expand your own theological and spiritual horizons. You will find professors who are world renowned while giving themselves personally to your needs and concerns. You will be encouraged to have a passion for a world without Christ, while giving attention to the needs of the whole person and the whole of society. You will sometimes be nudged beyond your comfort zone to become prepared to serve Christ wherever he calls you.
God is doing exciting things at and through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. We’d love to have you join this dynamic community. Whether you sense a leading to pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministries, teaching ministries, counseling or a lay person serving Christ in the marketplace, I encourage you to consider Gordon-Conwell, a seminary helping the Church to think and live.
Dennis Hollinger, Ph.D.
President & Colman M. Mockler Professor of Christian Ethics