What We Believe
The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary as a professional, graduate-level school 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.
Teaching truth and loving well are at the heart of DTS. We believe that teaching truth without love and loving apart from truth fall short of the example set by Christ, the perfect embodiment of both truth and love. If we teach truth without love, we fail to communicate Christ’s invitation of grace. And attempting to love apart from truth neglects the foundation from which love derives its meaning. Neither truth nor love is an end in itself; they are inextricably linked, working together for the proclamation of the gospel and the building up of the body of Christ. Our goal at DTS, therefore, is to develop leaders who are biblically rooted in their theology and relationally sound in their engagement with others. We want our students, faculty, and staff to be shaped by their love for God and equipped to teach truth, that we may all love the people we serve.
As a faith-based institution, students are required to agree with these seven Christian essentials:
- the Trinity
- the full deity and humanity of Christ
- the spiritual lostness of the human race
- the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ
- salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone
- the physical return of Christ
- the authority and inerrancy of Scripture.