Vision & Mission
The European Theological Seminary e.V. is an educational institution in the heart of the Black Forest, where we offer an accredited degree in church ministry with an emphasis on pastoral ministry, missions, counseling, church music, or Christian education. In addition, we offer master’s degrees in Marriage & Family Studies, and in Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology.
Our goal is to equip people from all over the world to fulfill the Great Commission and to provide them with the practical tools needed in their respective major so that they can effectively serve in leadership roles in churches, missions and society.
This involves a holistic learning process on three levels: knowing, being and doing.
• Classroom lectures and learning activities encourage academic reflection and dialogue. (Knowing)
• Life in the spiritual community emphasizes social, spiritual, and character formation. (Being)
• Practica and internships help to integrate learned material and personal development through practically engaging in real life ministry situations. (Doing)
STORIES OF OUR STUDENTS
A Word From Our Alumni
My time at ETS was formative for my life and my ministry. My horizon was broadened, my character was shaped and talents were nurtured. ETS – the place to be equipped!
ETS is a special place that transformed my life and prepared me for a long-term fruitful life in full-time ministry. At ETS I met my wife, grew closer to God and dug deeper in His Word... I came to ETS with one bag and today God has given me a godly wife, healthy children who love Jesus, a house, a growing church and so much more... and ETS played a major role in the unfolding of God’s plan for my life!
ETS was a personal transformative experience. It shaped my life and prepared me for further ministry. In particular, the Holy-Spirit-guided process of the integration of knowing (learning), being (identity), and doing (mission) is paramount for personal development as well as the approach to theological education and spiritual formation as a whole.
I had the opportunity to attend ETS from 1982 to 1985. Over thirty-five years later, I still credit ETS for helping to mold my character and shape my ministry perspective. I am eternally grateful for the global impact of this small college.
In 2005 I came to ETS for three years. This time was a very blessed time for me in which I was able to learn a lot. I was able to grow spiritually and, as I was placed in many leadership positions, I also became more confident and courageous. I am very grateful to God for this time of preparation into service in missions. Thank you to all my teachers and the leadership of ETS.
ETS was one of the best places of preparation for both of us for future ministry. A well-founded biblical teaching and spiritual growth that impacted our lives forever. It is also a very special place for us because here, we met each other for the first time. We are very grateful for all the teachers and fellow students who have influenced us to serve Jesus Christ.
Our time at ETS was not only impacted by the knowledge we earned through the theological courses but also and in our eyes most importantly by the change of character we both went through. God used ETS so much to form and prepare us for the ministry we're now in.
I had the opportunity to attend ETS in the Rudersberg location. My experience at ETS was such a great time and the time there played an important part in the development of my calling! Good friends, good teaching, good music training and a good God; all I met and got at ETS.
Looking back on the 3 years I spent at ETS, I am super grateful for that time. It has shaped me and changed me in many ways. I was able to learn so many new things about God and grow in my relationship with Him. Besides that im thankful for the academic preparation that broadened my view on many things and all the beautiful encounters with special people in a special place.
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