50-Year Anniversary History
years ago, members of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and two brave
schools (Mission House Seminary and Yankton School of Theology)
took a leap of faith and founded United Theological Seminary of
the Twin Cities. It was a "mustard seed" moment when Mission
House and Yankton came together to form
an intentionally ecumenical seminary, reflecting the uniting spirit
of the UCC.
our doors opened in 1962, United has distinguished itself as the
leading progressive theological school in the Upper Midwest. Our
faculty members have had a vital impact on theology and church leadership.
They have made significant contributions to
church and society through their teaching and scholarship. Faculty
who are now retired (see below) shaped a generation of theological creativity
both within and beyond the seminary walls.
United's current faculty members continue to respond to the Spirit and contribute
to theological discourse.
by all they have learned here, our graduates:
- serve as innovative,
dedicated, local church pastors;
- provide able leadership in conferences
and denominational settings;
blaze creative trails in public ministry
and arts-based ministries;
offer excellent chaplaincy services;
speak both prophetically and with care to the deep needs and
divisions of our society.
mid-sized, Midwestern seminary - like the mustard seed in Jesus'
parable - has changed lives. And these changed lives continue to
change the world.