"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9


Today, as a member of the GTU, ABSW offers its students a myriad of resources through the largest partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States. ABSW students may take advantage of the strength of Baptist tradition as well as interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice through cross-registration at other GTU seminaries. In addition, ABSW students have access to one of the finest theological libraries in the world, an uncommonly large faculty of distinguished scholars, and the resources of the University of California, Berkeley.  Through the GTU, students can pursue ABSW degrees as well as the Ph.D., Th.D., and M.A., plus two joint Ph.D. programs with the University of California, Berkeley.


The ABSW student–body is comprised of both full–time and part–time students. Many commute from off–campus residences, and many maintain daytime employment while enrolled at the seminary. The seminary therefore schedules classes during evening hours as well as during the daytime. The curriculum likewise is flexible to accommodate part–time and evening commuter students as well as resident and full–time students. Our student body is comprised of men and women who represent diversity in cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age, denomination affiliation and theological thought.


Statement of Educational Effectiveness


ABSW regularly assesses its academic programs to ensure they provide the desired depth and breadth of theological education to fulfill our institutional mission statement and to conform to the standards of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.