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About DTS

Founded in 1924, our mission is, “to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.” Teach Truth. Love Well.

Welcome

We’re glad you’re here

DTS is a community of men and women of different ages, denominations, ethnicities, countries of origin, and gifting, joined together by our common faith in the triune God and our common calling to make disciples wherever we go.

Distinctives

What makes DTS unique

We praise God that he has raised up so many wonderful seminaries with strengths — such as carrying on theological viewpoints or serving denominational needs — but we feel privileged that God’s direction for DTS is simply to equip students with the truth of the Bible, trusting it to change lives.

Rigorous, Biblical Education

DTS affirms that the seminary experience is foundationally a process of spiritual transformation, and at the center of that journey is the Triune God and his Word. That’s why every ministry degree program at DTS covers all 66 books of the Bible and devotes an entire semester to studying the Trinity, ensuring that learning is inseparable from growing in Christ and being conformed to his image.

A Diverse Community

Every year DTS faculty reaffirm a common doctrinal statement which means students never have to wonder about the perspective of those under whom they are studying. Yet the student body is a rich mosaic of men and women from over 70 denominations who benefit from one another’s diverse traditions, ages, ethnicities, and future ministry goals.

Missional Purpose

DTS values missions so highly that each spring an entire week of classes is canceled, just to give room for the annual World Evangelization Conference. Whether training pastors for the local church, developing leaders for the business sector, preparing Greek scholars, or equipping those tackling social justice initiatives, DTS remains steadfastly committed to the missional life.

Stats

Numbers about our students

Here are a few things you might not know about Dallas Theological Seminary:

66

books of the Bible are taught in every ministry degree program

2,400+

students enrolled at 8 locations and online (more student stats)

16,000+

alumni from over 100 countries serving around the world

70+

denominations represented, adhering to a common faith

Stories

Get to know our grads

Do you know how God has uniquely gifted you? Do you know whom God has called you to serve? There’s probably a DTS grad serving in a similar way who can challenge and encourage you.

USAF Veteran Lavonne Shingler’s Ministry to Women
Alec and Amy Zacaroli Work Toward Purpose in Washington, DC
Karlos Lyons: Shaping While Studying in Seminary
Dr. Todd Phillips’ Goal to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Liberia
Dr. Josh Bleeker – Serving Leaders in Washington, D.C.
Children’s Clothing Company Making a Difference
Meet Dr. Michael Ortiz, Director of DTS en Español
DTS Graduate Jana Thompson Coaches DC Students
Dr. Bernard Fuller’s Message of Hope
Faculty

Meet our competent, friendly faculty

Our faculty are competent biblical scholars, teachers, communicators, and Spirit-led people of God who sustain a personal interest in their students.

The Numbers

100+

Faculty members

1,350+

Collective years of service at DTS

33%

Professors who teach overseas

530+

Books written

225

Collective graduate degrees held

100

Collective terminal degrees held

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Doctrine

What we believe

DTS faculty affirm our full doctrinal statement every year, while our diverse community of students are centered around these seven core doctrines of evangelical faith.

Bible
the authority and inerrancy of Scripture
Trinity
the Trinity
Hypostatic Union
Christ’s full deity and humanity
Gavel
the spiritual lostness of the human race
Resurrection
Christ’s substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection
Salvation
salvation by faith alone in Christ alone
Return of Christ
the physical return of Christ