Welcome to The School of Theology
The School of Theology is located in Sewanee, Tenn., and is an institution of the University of the South. The School is comprised of an accredited seminary of The Episcopal Church and The Beecken Center, a center for lay and clergy education and training.
The seminary educates women and men to serve the broad whole of The Episcopal Church in ordained and lay vocations. The School develops leaders who are learned, skilled, informed by the Word of God, and committed to the mission of Christ’s church, in the Anglican tradition of forming disciples through a common life of prayer, learning, and service. Sewanee’s seminary education and world-wide programs equip people for ministry through the gift of theological reflection in community.
The Beecken Center is dedicated to furthering Christian formation for the faithful from all walks of life offering a variety of exciting events, formative trainings, and life-changing programs for clergy, laity, and all the baptized. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service.
The Beecken Center at The School of Theology is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 session of SUMMA Theological Debate Camp. High school students entering grades 9–12 are eligible to attend.
Students, faculty, alumni, and representatives from the Diocese of Atlanta departed for Cuba on the School's fourth trip to visit the Seminario Evángelico de Teología in Mantanzas.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Peddle, bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, will be in residence at The School of Theology from Jan. 27–30. During his time on the Mountain, Peddle will meet with Karen Meredith, director of Education for Ministry, to discuss the relationship with EfM in Canada.