Course Formats

Community vs. Residency

In harmony with Christ’s example, we affirm that Christian discipleship happens in community. Sometimes, the wise application of that truth is that you physically join our seminary community. You enter into our community rhythms of study, worship, work and rest. We invite you to consider a short-term (1 week) or long-term (2–4 year) “high-residency” seminary experience at our Hamilton campus on the historic North Shore of Boston.

At other times, however, the proper application of Christian community is that you remain rooted to your own local community. For this reason, our four campuses provide “low-residency” and “no-residency” opportunities to engage our seminary community from the context of your primary local community.

In order to help you meet your particular ministry goals, Gordon-Conwell offers courses in a variety of formats roughly organized into three “residency” models:

Weekday Courses

Traditional, residential courses offered primarily at our Hamilton campus.

Weeknight & Weekend

Weeknight & weekend courses allow you to work around preexisting vocational and ministry commitments.

Online (Semlink)

Take seminary courses from anywhere in the world at your own schedule (asynchronous) within the course term.

Digital Live

Digital Live courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with remote interaction. Participate in live courses from anywhere in the world, or at one of our campuses or gathered locations.

Our website is changing rapidly. Please reach out to our friendly admissions team for the most recent information on your online opportunities through Gordon-Conwell.

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