Reinforcing Our Vision & God's Mission

New Philadelphia Location
421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

215-368-5000

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Our New Home

Our move to the heart of Philadelphia enables us to embody our missional convictions by serving more people in our region, the northeast corridor, and the world. Philadelphia is strategically located between Washington D.C. and New York City, two of the most influential cities on the planet. Being in Philadelphia will allow us to more effectively serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. It is a city of culture, creativity, and community, and we want to join in where the Holy Spirit is moving among the vibrant churches and ministries of the city. Our vision is to become Philadelphia’s seminary to prepare the next generation of servant-leaders.

After extensive visits to various properties, we are delighted to announce that we have signed a lease for the top floor at 421 N. 7th Street in Philadelphia. We were excited to have our 2019 New Student Orientation there in August.

Our Strategic Plan (2015-2020) called for MISSIO to be in Philadelphia by 2020 and we will hit our target date. The majority of our Fall 2019 classes will be in the Penthouse of the Electric Factory (for logistical reasons the ACS and ThM courses will remain in Hatfield for the Fall). God has been faithful indeed.

Here are a few exciting things about this location:

  • 421 N. 7th Street is centrally located in the heart of Philadelphia and has easy access from highways 95 and 676.
  • The building has multiple public transit options including the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street line, and multiple bus routes.
  • The neighborhood, traditionally called Callowhill, where the building is located is a dynamic neighborhood tucked between Chinatown, Old City, Northern Liberties, and Poplar.
  • There are multiple paid and free parking options within short walking distance to the new location.
  • The building is a beautiful industrial space being re-imagined as a creative, artistic, and start-up space. The 7th floor is the top floor of the building and has many cool industrial features, including stunning views of the city.
  • The building originally was the General Electric Switchgear Plant and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. More recently the music venue, adjacent to the main building, “The Electric Factory,” was a prominent music venue known throughout the city and is now called Franklin Music Hall and operated by Bowery Presents.

We are incredibly thankful that the Lord has provided this building and that the building owners are already hard at work fixing up the 7th floor. We are excited that our students, faculty, and staff will have a top-notch educational space in Philadelphia where they can learn together, grow deeper in Christ, and be sent out on his mission. We believe this new location will help us fulfill our mission to be Philadelphia’s Seminary and the first choice for training missional leaders for the church of the 21st century.