Called to follow Jesus into the world

God calls us to join him as he builds his church – to take the gospel to the whole world, to serve the least and the lost, and to practice our faith in our communities. God longs for servant-leaders who are bold enough to proclaim the gospel not only with their voices but with their lives. We long to see God make all things new and see his kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

A purpose bigger than us all

Being missional means we participate in God’s mission of hope, healing, restoration, and reconciliation.

Being missional means we believe in God’s narrative of timeless and transformative truths found in the Bible.

Being missional means we respond to God’s great purpose of working through ordinary individuals to make an extraordinary difference in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Therefore, Missio Seminary trains and equips leaders to be missionally-minded and to be better prepared to serve in God’s mission of redemption and restoration—his purpose that is bigger and beyond all of us—to follow Jesus into the world.

Theology for a messy world

We believe theology is applicable beyond the classroom and best realized when its truth is embodied in the context of people, places, and in the midst of the messiness of life and culture. Our biblical training is practical and contextual, preparing leaders to serve God in today’s fast-paced and ever changing world. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, we combine theology with practical ministry training to serve those in our city and around the world.

Unity in diversity

We don’t expect our professors and students to agree on everything. We encourage diversity, dialogue, and discovery. As a non-denominational school, we welcome students of diverse denominational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds from around the globe. We believe that the mission of Christ is strengthened through those not afraid to ask questions and inquire beyond the status quo. There are no cookie-cutter students at Missio, only committed followers of Jesus, working to authentically follow Jesus into the world.

Practical & flexible programs

Whether full-time, part-time, or bi-vocational, our programs are designed to prepare and empower you to better follow Jesus in the world. We offer a wide range of practical ministry programs with education and training that is biblical, contextual and relevant to today’s fast-paced world. Whether you’re looking to gain a counselling license, pastor a church, serve overseas, or advance your theological understanding to better serve your community, Missio has a program and class schedule that can work for you.

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Our story

What’s Happening at Missio.

Feb 11 Webinar: The Meaning of Missional

It has been nearly 20 years since Biblical Seminary took the missional turn and reconfigured its identity and curriculum.

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Feb 25 Webinar: We’ve Come This Far By Faith

Contributions of black students, alumni, staff, faculty and board members in the Missio Community will be highlighted during Black History Month.

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Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years

As of 2021, MISSIO is celebrating 50 years of faithful ministry to the Philadelphia region (1971-2021). The Holy Spirit is alive and well and will not be quarantined.

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Arc of the Moral Universe

Perhaps my favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr. is this: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

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Exciting news from Dr. Larry Anderson

Congratulations to Dr. Larry L. Anderson Jr. who was elected the national president of the State Directors of Evangelism.

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Virtual Campus Tours with Dr. James

You are invited to gather as alumni and ministry leaders for a virtual campus tour from our President, Dr. Frank James.

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What students are saying

“Counseling classes at Missio have helped us bring hope to those who are in this broken world.”

– Wendy Chou, MA in Counseling