“For the promise is for…all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” (Acts 2:39)
The mission of Redeemer Seminary to support the church by preparing disciples for ministry is a calling we believe our whole learning community shares. We consider our students’ time in seminary not only to be one of preparation for ministry on their own part, but as an opportunity to participate in our mission together with our faculty and staff.
Part of our students’ calling, then, is to support the church actively by helping to equip disciples for ministry, and this mission is a global one: the church is a people that “God is gathering…from all nations and peoples into union with Christ to create a new humanity.” As disciples of Jesus, we share this identity with those both near and far off (Eph 2:13-14).
Our vision as a seminary is thus to be locally focused, offering seminary training to men and women in our own cities, and yet global in scope, reflecting the cosmic implications of God’s mission. In partnership with local churches, we send students and faculty out to places where the people of God can benefit from the resources we take for granted in the U.S., so that, like Paul and the Roman church, “we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Rom 1:12) as we see Holy Spirit at work testifying to Jesus Christ (1 John 5:6) among all nations.
Our hope, as we draw students into this mission, is to be a means by which some will be called to become God’s witnesses not only in the cities of Texas or of the Southwest or even of America, but to the ends of the earth.