Authentic Community

Gordon-Conwell seeks to sustain and nurture the entire person, preparing leaders for church and society who are equipped mentally, emotionally, spiritually and practically for ministry. Our students come from 50 countries and represent at least 85 denominations*. Authentic, multidenominational community happens naturally as students live, study and worship together. This community is supported by student-led groups, on-campus events and initiatives like the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building. As you discern where God would have you prepare for ministry, our hope is that you will explore Gordon-Conwell as the place where you can enjoy a rich academic and spiritual seminary experience. For more information, visit Student Life.

Activities Include:

  • Monthly denominational group meetings
  • Intramural sports
  • Art shows and open mics
  • Seminary Spouse Fellowship
  • Playgroups for children
  • Annual women's retreat
  • Annual Clambake, Dinner of the Nations, Fall Festival and 5K
  • Chapel twice each week
  • Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
  • Gordon-Conwell Theology Forum
  • Big Idea Group (Preaching Forum)
  • Lectureships, speakers, seminars and conferences on any number of ministry and missions-related topics

Student-Led Groups Include:

  • Fine Arts Group
  • Justice Student Association
  • Biblical Environmental Stewardship Committee
  • KALOS - Creative Arts Journal
  • Women's Resource Network
  • Men's Fellowship
  • Black Student Association
  • Latino Student Association
  • Korean Student Association
  • Gordon-Conwell Student Association


"There is such a strong community.  My faith was constantly being enriched through my friendships with other students and with the faculty."
Mary March, MACO '04, Edina, Minnesota

"Our experience - in the classroom and in the campus community - confirmed all the expectations we had when we first chose Gordon-Conwell."
John March, M.Div. '04, Edina, Minnesota


*Based on all campuses, "At a Glance" statistics Fall 2016