supporting emerging theological leaders for diverse Christian communities

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Our vision is a theologically educated and amply supported leadership equipped and inspired for ministry in a rapidly changing world.

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DSF's Vision

Disciples Seminary Foundation's core values are laid out in its Code of Ethics.

DSF is committed to:

  • quality initial theological education

  • the integral nature of ministry, including the notion of shared ministry among pastors, elders, lay leaders, licensed/commissioned ministers, academics, general units, regional units, and congregations

  • the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on the West Coast

  • the ecumenical, cultural and human diversity of the church

  • listening, visioning with, and leading the church by maintaining theological integrity and seeking innovative possibilities for the future

  • recruiting, educating, and forming leaders for the strengthening of the church in a complex and rapidly changing world

  • financial stability and transparency

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DSF students receive the highest level of theological education through our partner institutions: Claremont School of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry.

Our students graduate with the skills for effective ministry and with spiritual resources for a lifetime of ministry. DSF also partners with the church to nurture and call future leaders.

All of this is made possible by generous donors, including Disciples Mission Fund, who share our vision of leadership for mission in an ever-changing future.

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