Mission Statement

Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a graduate theological seminary and center of theological study of the Episcopal Church, and is a founding member of the ecumenical Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Responding to the challenges of contemporary society with the good news of Jesus Christ, CDSP is rooted in our Anglican identity and tradition, and provides quality theological education that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.

CDSP Goals

We fulfill our mission in dialogue with a changing church and world. Committed to an innovative vision of theological education, CDSP:

  • Serves as a resource for the mission of the Church.
  • Embraces diversity as a gift of the Spirit and an outcome of the Gospel.
  • Understands social justice as a core expression of the Gospel.
  • Trains the widest possible variety of effective lay and ordained ministers.
  • Forms skillful and empowering leaders for mission.
  • Engages in responsive and proactive partnerships in ministry development.
  • Gathers and creates communities from across the church for learning, spiritual enrichment and mission.
  • Calls the church to re-imagine its mission and ministry in light of conflicting cultural values.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with the GTU and other partners worldwide.

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