Ministry based on the life and love of the Father, Son, and Spirit
  • Why Study at Grace Communion Seminary?

    A short video about the benefits of studying at GCS
    • Worship: to love God with all your mind.
    • Service: to help others apply truth to life.
    • Practical: a balanced range of useful topics for ministry.
    • Trinitarian theology: a survey of theology and the merits of a Trinitarian perspective. We begin with the question, "Who is God?" Then, "Who are we in relationship to God?" In this context, "How then do we serve?"
    • Part-time study: designed to help people who are already serving in local congregations. There is no need to leave your current ministry. Full-time students are also welcome.
    • Flexibility: your choice of master’s level courses or pursuit of a Master of Pastoral Studies degree.
    • Affordable, accredited study: Everything can be done online. 

    Our Mission

    “Equipping the Saints for Pastoral Ministry.” We are committed to equip the saints for pastoral ministry through graduate-level distance education programs in biblical, theological, ministerial and pastoral studies informed by Trinitarian Incarnational faith.

    The Meaning of Our Name

    Grace Communion Seminary serves the needs of pastors and others engaged in Christian service who want to grow deeper in relationship with our Triune God and to be able to more effectively serve in the Incarnational life of the Church in Jesus Christ.

    is the essence of our lives. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ reveals God to us, grants us life in him, leads us in forgiving and being forgiven, and gives us salvation. Our Triune God and his grace and love revealed through Jesus Christ is the center of our theology.

    Communion defines the relationship we have with God, Jesus, and one another. The communion of the Holy Spirit binds us with Jesus who is the head of the Church, enlivens God’s love in our hearts, and unites us as followers of Jesus Christ. We live in inseparable unity in Christ in the perpetual effects of the Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension, and Pentecost.

    Seminary describes the scope of our educational goal. We are committed to enabling pastoral ministry in the universal church that effectively shares the love of the Father with the world. We teach from a perspective of Incarnational, Trinitarian theology.

    “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

    DETC logoGrace Communion Seminary is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

    Note: The acceptance of transfer credits between institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving seminary or university. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by Grace Communion Seminary. Likewise, credits earned at Grace Communion Seminary may or may not be accepted by another institution. Any student relying on Grace Communion Seminary credit for transfer to or enrollment in another institution is urged to check with that institution prior to enrollment at Grace Communion Seminary.

    Address: P.O. Box 5005, 2011 E. Financial Way, Glendora, CA 91740. Phone: 1-800-851-2611 or 1-626-650-2306.

  • Grace Communion Seminary admits students of any race, sex, color, creed, age, or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, age, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.