Grand Canyon Theological Seminary (GCTS) is an interdenominational, evangelical seminary that prepares godly leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry rooted in biblical truth, sound theology and practical wisdom. GCTS strives to become the premier seminary of the Southwest by forming Christian leaders theologically, spiritually and professionally and by equipping them to minister faithfully and effectively within a challenging cultural context.

GCU Seminary Seal

The theological seminary seeks to serve churches and other ministries by training Christian leaders in sound doctrine, cultivating Christian character and fostering unity in Christ. Due to the value that GCTS places on ensuring that theological education is accessible and affordable, the evangelical seminary is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of underserved groups, including bi-vocational ministers, ethnic churches, denominations that do not have a theological seminary and ministers who cannot easily relocate to complete their seminary education.

Theological Seminary Mission

The mission of GCTS is to develop leaders, ministers and scholars who rightly handle God's Word, teach what accords with sound doctrine and equip the people of God for missional service within a rapidly changing world.

GCU's College of Theology

The Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is the College of Theology's graduate school. As such, GCTS offers advanced theological training grounded in biblical truth within the context of a rich graduate culture and a vibrant and diverse community of faculty and students.


Seminary Guiding Pillars

The vision of Grand Canyon Theological Seminary rests on three pillars that constitute the seminary's fundamental values and serves to shape its unique identity and mission. Like GCU's College of Theology, GCTS is gospel centered, mission focused and church oriented.


MDiv Residencies

The Master of Divinity online features an in-person MDiv Residency that gives you an opportunity to work collaboratively with professors and classmates. Each MDiv Residency experience centers on a major area of study that draws on knowledge gained through previous coursework.


Institutional Purpose

GCTS welcomes students who are pursuing gospel ministry to serve churches and other ministries. To learn about the educational journey ahead, review the GCTS Statement of Institutional Purpose. This resource provides information about the seminary’s mission, purpose and values.


Educational Effectiveness

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary's Statement of Educational Effectiveness outlines our model for programmatic assessment and evaluation, as well as our commitment to student success. Find out more about our latest annual assessment cycle for our programs in this document.


Seminary Faculty