Neighborhood Seminary provides robust missional, spiritual, theological and practical formation to equip lay people to minister in their home, neighborhood, workplace and community.
"The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood." John 1:14, The Message
Our goal in Neighborhood Seminary is simple. We seamlessly integrate theological and spiritual education for head, heart, and hands, so that lay people can fully participate in God's mission in the world. What is that mission? The risen Christ states it in Revelation 21:5: "Look! I am making all things new!"
Neighborhood Seminary is affordable, accessible, and intended to help God's church fully live its healing vocation in the world.
The foundational Neighborhood Seminary program is a two-year, non-degree, integrated course of learning which includes spiritual formation, coursework, and practical training in missional engagement. Faculty includes teams of scholars and missional practitioners. Missionally-trained spiritual directors facilitate spiritual formation. Local ministry practitioners are grounded in principles of asset-based community development and missional theology. In simple terms, our program helps lay people learn how to neighbor well, how to help their neighborhoods flourish, and how to foster life-giving community wherever they go. All in the spirit and manner of Jesus.