Charlotte Campus - Gordon Conwell

The Charlotte Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is one of three Gordon-Conwell campuses and the center of Gordon-Conwell’s Networked Education program. A distinctive of the Charlotte campus is our non-traditional, non-residential format built on an adult studies model. We emphasize a “contextualized education,” partnering with the local church in preparing students for ministry.

Charlotte Campus History

Founded in 1992, the campus moved in 2003 to a 19-acre property and the 31,897-square-foot Frank and Morrow Graham Academic Center. The facility is named after the parents of Rev. Billy Graham and his siblings. In 2015, Gordon-Conwell completed the construction of the first major addition to the building. The David M. Rogers Hall of Mission is enhanced with classrooms suited to the mobilization of informed and inspired students for Kingdom work around the world.  It includes suitable space for seminar-style interaction and group reflection on ministry topics, seminars offered through a variety of academic and ministry centers, and missionary training programs run in partnership with area mission agencies.

Charlotte Campus Vision

The Charlotte campus desires to train men and women for ministry at home and abroad and to impart to them a biblically rich and culturally sensitive vision of ministry. Foundational to all of this is unswerving fidelity to Gordon-Conwell’s Mission Statement and to its classically evangelical Basis of Faith.


The specific vision for the southeastern campuses is driven by three commitments:

  1. The campus is to have a strong thrust toward the theological engagement of modern culture in its North American setting. How biblical truth relates to culture—theologically and practically—is an underlying concern in Charlotte’s education, for those serving Christ need to understand how Christian faith has been influenced by the culture as well as how it should seek to influence the culture.
  2. The campus is to embrace fully the partnerships in ministry which helped launch it. This entails a concerted effort to involve the local church and local ministries in the educational experience of its students. An important aspect of the ministry programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Charlotte is the emphasis placed on mentored ministry and integrative events. In both occasions, students are engaged in theological/practical integration, which is essential for a seminary education.
  3. The campus is to employ the adult model of education and expects students to take significant responsibility in the shaping of their own educational experience. The Charlotte program is designed to address the needs of students, many of whom are actively engaged in ministry. They may be full-time pastors, bivocational pastors or non-ordained staff with limited theological training. No matter where they live, students will have access to quality contextualized theological education and hands-on training for parish ministry, without leaving their employment or ministry for the duration of their studies.

Charlotte Campus Facilities

Carolina Theological Consortium

The Consortium consists of four member schools in the Carolinas:

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary — Charlotte
  • Reformed Theological Seminary — Charlotte
  • Seminary & School of Missions of Columbia International University
  • Erskine Theological Seminary

The Consortium allows for cross-registration and library privileges amongst the member schools. Gordon-Conwell students who cross-register and take courses at any of the three member institutions are billed at the current Gordon-Conwell tuition rate. Courses taken through this agreement will be transcripted as Gordon-Conwell courses; cross-registered courses do not affect the allowable number of transfer courses. The cross-registration form requires approval from both institutions. Students are advised to plan accordingly when considering CTC courses.

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14542 Choate Circle Charlotte, NC 28273, United States

Charlotte Campus

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