2019-2020 Academic Catalog


Statement of Purpose

Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Theology, School of Psychology, and School of Intercultural Studies, is an evangelical, multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to the equipping of men and women for the manifold ministries of Christ and his Church. Under the authority of Scripture we seek to fulfill our commitment to ministry through graduate education, professional development, and spiritual formation. In all of our activities, including instruction, nurture, worship, service, research, and publication, Fuller Theological Seminary strives for excellence in the service of Jesus Christ, under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of the Father.

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

Fuller Theological Seminary continues to develop an academic posture of learning-centered education. We as a faculty, staff, and administration are committed to providing the highest level of educational effectiveness possible through a healthy “culture of assessment.” This culture includes institution goals above and beyond accreditation standards, regular program review, and clear communication of criteria and standards to students, creating equal accountability between the student, faculty and the pedagogy. Student Learning Outcomes are articulated by each academic program and for each course. The Institutional Learning Outcomes are as follows:

  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of Christian theology, ministry, and spirituality
  • Graduates will be aware of and critically engage ecclesial, societal, and global issues from Christian theological perspectives and demonstrate the ability to make informed choices toward positive change
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify critical issues of diversity and make appropriate responses
  • Graduates will be able to pursue careers consistent with their education The Mission Beyond The Mission

In 1983 Fuller Theological Seminary issued the Mission Beyond the Mission document, addressing a broad range of moral and ethical issues from the perspective of our foundational mission and purpose. The statement is organized around five imperatives:

  • Imperative One: Go and make disciples
  • Imperative Two: Call the church of Christ to renewal
  • Imperative Three: Work for the moral health of society
  • Imperative Four: Seek peace and justice in the world
  • Imperative Five: Uphold the truth of God’s revelation

The complete text of the Mission Beyond the Mission may be here.

Institutional Commitments