The purpose of Covenant Theological Seminary is to glorify the Triune God by training his servants to walk in God’s grace, minister God’s Word, and equip God’s people, all for God’s mission. Its core values are Christ-centered ministry, biblical authority, grace foundation, relational emphasis, pastoral training, church leadership, and a Kingdom perspective.

Training you for a Lifetime of Ministry
Most people don’t last in ministry because they feel frustrated and under-prepared. At Covenant Theological Seminary our unique whole-person training produces capable pastors and ministry leaders. The result is that you have an impact and can flourish for a lifetime of ministry while the church gets the faithful leadership it deserves. We accomplish this with an emphasis on pastor-scholar, whole-person training, engaging culture, and engaging life of mission.

CTS has a church planting track honoring Dr. Philip and Rebecca Douglass’ ministry of raising up church planters.

Organization Type: Other Organization


All locations and United States


Urban, Suburban, and Rural

Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions


Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics


Planting Models

All models

Worship Styles

Liturgical, Contemporary, and Other

Support Offered

  • Assessment
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Ongoing community/peer support
  • Conferences, Seminars, and Gatherings
  • Courses and Cohort Training
  • Residency and Internship Opportunities