You may already know that Eden Theological seminary is an extraordinary
place. As a community of learning and faith and a center for the
progressive Christian movement in the United States, Eden strengthens
the life of the church by educating women and men for ministry,
enlivening critical reflection of faith, and supporting bold Christian
Eden is proud to be a seminary of the United Church of Christ, and that
heritage is an important part of Eden's identity, but we also do much
more than educating just UCC students. As an ecumenical center for
theological education, more than 20 different Christian denominations
are represented in Eden’s student body. Our students come from a wide
variety of backgrounds and situations from the US and around the globe.
Among all that diversity, however, is a singular and common purpose –
to answer God’s call to ministry.
It is a tremendous privilege to see Eden’s dedicated faculty teach these
men and women how best to serve the church that we love so deeply. When they leave here, most alumni will go into the ministry to be our
pastors and teachers. They will baptize and lead our children, comfort
us through times of sorrow, and rejoice with us in times of great
celebration. Others will take leadership roles within churches and
help congregations and denominations work through the problems they
face. Still others will continue their education with the goal of
teaching others as they were taught.
We are grateful for the generous support of churches, organizations, and
people that sustains Eden and the important programs here. Many of our
donors have never attended a seminary class, but most have benefited
from excellent pastoral leadership in a church (and often from an Eden
alumni). Our donors support theological education because they are
inspired by the potential of our students and understand that their
support is crucial to the future of the church.
We know that many causes and organizations ask for, and are worthy of
your support. We hope that after you explore this webpage you too will
be looking toward the future and feel inspired to make a gift to help
fulfill God’s promise in our world.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need assistance, or simply want to reconnect.
The Advancement Team