Dear friends,

Princeton Theological Seminary is known for the scholarship and commitment of its faculty, the strength of its Reformed heritage, and the conviction, courage, and compassion of its graduates. For nearly 200 years Princeton has prepared women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.
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 Fulfilling that mission in today’s world brings new challenges, challenges that require new emphases in training for ministry. Faithful leaders of today must see themselves not only as individuals taking up the call of God in their own lives, but also as members of communities who listen for the call of God in our collective life. Faithful leaders must not only be bound to their communities but also always at the border, listening and extending themselves to those ­outside the boundaries of their own creed, race, or economic class. And faithful leaders of today must not only be grounded in the integrity of the gospel, but also so grounded that they are not afraid of engaging with others in the rigors of respectful debate and just action.

The reconciling and transforming work of ministry is essential to our world today. As you follow God’s call and discern how you will respond, consider how Princeton Seminary can help you develop the gifts, understanding, and imagination to lead God’s people in a changing church and world. Welcome to the conversation.

 

Iain R. Torrance

President