Prospective Students

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Dr. Nancy Hall (standing left) is our resident hymnologist.

Our commitment as a seminary is to the vision God has given youAt American Baptist Seminary of the West, we are committed to employing our skills and expertise to helping our students respond to the call God has given to each. We are pastors, activists, educators, and academics.

This means one-on-one mentoring.

This means that we take the time with each of our students to help them discern and respond to the challenges of their individual contexts.

In an effort to fulfill that mission, the education at ABSW is structured to meet the needs of a variety of people. Our student body is comprised of full–time and part–time students, commuters and on-campus residents. We train men and women who represent diversity in cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age, denomination affiliation and theological thought.

As a member school of the GTU, we can offer a wide array of courses to train students for leadership in a range of ministries. Furthermore, with the flexibility of the ABSW curriculum, including a broad choice of evening classes, our students are even able to maintain daytime employment while pursuing their educational goals.

If you are contemplating a seminary education and excited about receiving training for effective Christian ministry, please take the next step in allowing ABSW to help you make a wise choice in this important life decision. Learn more about becoming a student at ABSW by scheduling a visit, or click here to request more information.

You can download our 2016 ABSW Student Catalog here.

It is the policy of the American Baptist Seminary of the West not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws in its educational programs, student activities, employment or admission policies, in the administration of its grant and loan programs, or in any other school administered programs. This policy complies with requirements of the Internal Revenue Service Procedure 321-1, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments as amended.