Mission & Vision

Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world — a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.


We believe that Jesus is God in the flesh, the Son of that One whom he called Father. His life, ministry, death, and resurrection have transformed the world. As the risen and living Lord, Jesus has called us to bear witness to and participate in the Spirit’s transformative presence in the world.

We provide, using the best available technology, innovative and effective programs of theological education, grounded in the Reformed theological tradition, that inspire and empower learners for bold service to God’s Reign in the world through individual, congregational, and community ministries.

We nurture increasingly diverse and inclusive learning communities for service in the world.

We serve as a theological resource for church and society in partnership with other institutions, organizations, and faith communities.


Our vision for the coming years is captured in two strategic priorities:

Engaging new and revitalizing current degree programs so as to achieve a mission and leadership focus on God’s transformational work in the church and world

Expanding programs for prophetic, missional, and transformative leadership for church leaders and other professionals.


Please review our strategic plan for more information about our new initiatives.