Why Seminary…Is God Calling You?


One of God’s best gifts is the call to a new form or quality of ministry. Perhaps you have a clear sense of God’s direction or maybe you are in a serious process of discernment. A seminary experience may be the ideal opportunity for that call to become better defined and for your leadership gifts to be strengthened and nurtured.

HGST is well-prepared to join with you in that process as you grow in Christian character, acquire new competencies, and develop life-long partners. Please explore our website to learn about the many ways we can journey with you or contact us so we can respond to your questions. Blessings!


George Creamer, HGST DMin student on Vimeo.

  • “ The call for chaplaincy on my life would not have been fulfilled had it not been for the three years spent in seminary at HGST. –Tina Lewis, MDiv 2009 graduate, Per Diem Chaplain, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA. 

  • I must say that HGST has truly challenged me and developed me on so many levels. The professors are very gifted and knowledgeable. The writing standards continue to stretch me into being a better writer and thinker as well. Dr. Gustafson, Dr. Towne, Dr. Kennard, and Dr. Pitts are really good teachers with a wealth of knowledge and unique teaching styles. I am glad that I'm here at HGST, and I fully support the school's belief in education and excellence. –Andre Lewis, MDiv

  • Houston Graduate School of Theology is an encouraging, life-giving place. If you are interested in pursuing a formal theological education, I commend the school to you highly! –Jim Herrington, DMin candidate

  • “I am thankful for the excellent DMin program at HGST. The work is challenging, but I feel like the team at HGST has offered me excellent guidance in this process. I look forward to the challenge.”–Rev. Wick Stuckey, MDiv, DMin candidate specializing in Spiritual Direction and Formation

  • HGST has taught me so well. I am interacting this week with DMin seminarians from around the US and UK. And, I must say, I know all they know and more! So, I have a special gratitude in my heart for the Doctor of Ministry classes. We were and are taught well!–Patricia Greenleaf, MDiv, DMin candidate