At The Seattle School, we imagine the role of the pastor going beyond the walls of the church and into the community that surrounds them. We are developing social architects – women and men who are embodying the gospel mission of loving your neighbor. This focus gives students a context to develop their theology rather than simply working in the abstract.

The MDiv trains you to be a partner and collaborator with those already doing restorative work in your neighborhood. As the lines between church parish and neighborhood blur, pastors begin to discover a richer, more complex setting for the Kingdom of God to manifest. Alumni who step into their calling for neighborhood renewal move beyond spiritual leaders. They inhabit their location through community advocacy, green practices, local business growth, or even through community gardens and potluck dinners.


Alumnus Andrew Carlson

Pastor of Liturgy for Awake Church

“Because of my MDiv education, I have discovered the Eucharistic quality of a community meal. The Seattle School helped me develop a fuller understanding of ‘love your neighbor’ and has equipped me to serve my neighbors the Eucharist.”


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Degree Description

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Course Curriculum

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Year-By-Year Overview

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