supporting emerging theological leaders for diverse Christian communities




"DSF has been an amazing partner to me through my doctoral studies at Graduate Theological Union. DSF has offered me a community of seminarians, faculty, and congregations to find support, encouragement and an opportunity to connect beyond my studies. This has been an amazing help to my progress and peace of mind through my program. DSF has also been a great financial partner, enabling me to focus on my program and not on the stresses of meeting financial obligations. DSF is a proven ally for seminarians and leaders throughout the region, making connections for spiritual, theological, and academic growth."

-- Khalia Jelks-Williams, DSF board member and associate pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church, Atlanta

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How to apply

Disciples Seminary Foundation is partnered with several accredited institutions of higher learning, including Claremont School of Theology (CST), Pacific School of Religion (PSR), San Francisco Theological Seminary and Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry (STM). DSF students must be accepted into an approved program at a DSF partner school, and must sign a covenantal agreement with DSF.

Students interested in applying to DSF should contact:

For CST: Director of Student Life JoAnn Bynum at

For PSR : Dean Frank Burch Brown at


For STM:


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.

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

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