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Biblical Theological Seminary

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To incarnate and communicate the story of Jesus with…

Humility and authenticity

Fidelity to Scripture

Appreciation of the Christian tradition

Sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of postmodern culture


To be the first choice for training missional leaders for the church of the 21st century.


Biblical Theological Seminary is an evangelical seminary committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and a generously orthodox Christian faith for the purpose of preparing missional leaders to serve the church. We are intent on maintaining these convictions in the life and work of our community.

ATS Member Status: Accredited

200 N. Main Street
Hatfield, PA 19440

Phone: 215-368-5000
Fax: 215-368-7002

David G. Dunbar, President Ph: 215-368-5000
R. Todd Mangum, Dean of Faculty Ph: 215-368-5000

Denomination: Inter/Multidenominational

Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 268 (203.3 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 9
Faculty Part-Time: 27

Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Counseling, MA in Ministry, MA, DMin

Comprehensive distance education program: yes

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  1. Biblical Theological Seminary’s missional approach to the gospel is the main thrust of the school’s vision and motivation. As an Urban MDiv student the key draw of this program is that EVERY course is contextualized for the purpose of preparing us for Urban Ministry. While many schools may equip students to do Urban Ministry by requiring a certain amount of credits for the sake of an Urban concentration, Biblical’s curriculum in this regard goes further by challenging us to consistently, genuinely, properly and faithfully do cultural exegesis of the Word of God with faithfulness to the scriptures in all that they affirm. The format of cohort classrooms and the culture of the class facilitates a lively and fervent study of the scriptures. A basic approach a Biblical student may have to reading and interpreting scripture after absorbing and utilizing aspects from missional theology are: what presuppositions, previous experiences, prejudices, etc am I bring to the reading of this passage? How does this passage fit in with the missio Dei (Also how does this passage point to Jesus?)? What is the cultural linguistic of the community and people I serve and how do I properly employ this linguistic in a manner that is faithful to the Lord and his Word? Ministry subsumes academics and Biblical gets that. Delight in the Word of God for a Christian may subsume authority and submission to it. Meaning that there are many characteristics of the church’s purpose in this world, but none of them are ends in themselves, many subsume under other headings but all under the Mission of God to reclaim and redeem the entire cosmos, the message of the cross.

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