Our Mission & Faith
Houston Graduate School of Theology seeks to empower spiritual leadership through the intellectual, spiritual, and vocational development of men and women in order to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. The school fosters student growth by challenging and strengthening our students’ minds and encouraging our students to discern, yield to, and cultivate God’s calling in their lives.
At HGST, we confess our faith in Jesus Christ and commit our lives to him and to the service of his church. We affirm our faith, not in order to exclude from the circle of faith those who may differ on some point, but rather to offer a positive witness to the reality of our experience of Christ as Lord and Redeemer within the community of faith that has nurtured us. We are:
Though our students represent a variety of theological perspectives, HGST consciously identifies with historic evangelical Christianity. We encourage our students to share the good news of Jesus Christ, and offer both a certificate and degree program focusing on missional leadership.
HGST brings together women and men from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, economic, and language backgrounds. We welcome students from around the world who come to participate in both our masters and doctoral programs. The result is a unique blend to our campus life that you will not find in many other seminaries.
HGST encompasses a broad spectrum of faith experiences. We have many different denominations represented in our student populations, and we encourage the passionate espousal of personal convictions within an atmosphere of mutual respect for difference.