Emmanuel Christian Seminary is a graduate seminary located near Johnson City, Tennessee, in the heart of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Established in 1965, the school seeks to fulfill the mission of the Church by preparing men and women for effective ministry. In order to do this, Emmanuel has seven major goals for every student:
1. To develop a mature love for God, commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and awareness of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church.
2. To understand the Christian faith as it has been revealed in Scripture, experienced throughout the history of the Church, and explored in twenty centuries of Christian thought.
3. To appreciate the Stone-Campbell heritage, with its concern for the restoration of the universal Church to the spiritual standards of the New Testament.
4. To recognize the dignity and worth of all men and women as persons created in the image of God.
5. To contextualize the Christian faith in relation to contemporary and global cultures.
6. To test and refine one’s theology of ministry.
7. To acquire skills in the various practices of ministry and mission.
Our graduates go on to work in a variety of ministries, including preaching, pastoral care, Christian education, campus ministry, hospital and military chaplaincy, and cross-cultural missions.
In order to provide our students with the best possible preparation for any ministry experience, we have assembled an outstanding faculty. The Emmanuel Village helps to create a deep sense of community and mutual support. Our
chapel has services every class day to provide spiritual refreshment as well as experience in leading worship. While Emmanuel believes in giving our students a rigorous academic experience, we know that good ministerial
preparation needs to touch every aspect of life.
Emmanuel offers four degrees in order to help our students learn to become effective ministers of the Gospel: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Christian Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry. More information on each of these programs is available through the academic programs
page on our Admissions website