Jerusalem Seminary provides transformative ministry training through the formation of a Hebraic worldview and by using the Land of the Bible to ground and enrich Bible students, seminarians, and Bible translators. The Seminary’s three schools include the School of the Bible, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Hebrew, which offer traditional, modular and online course options.
Jerusalem Seminary was established in 2018 and incorporated in Israel in 2020 to uniquely meet the need for seminary education and ministry training in English. Jerusalem Seminary is located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem at 55 HaNevi’im Street, well-positioned to continue fulfilling Micah 4:2’s vision that the “Word of the Lord will go out from Jerusalem.”
The Jerusalem Seminary is rooted in decades of experience that the faculty have had in the Land through educational opportunities provided by wonderful organizations like the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators, the Institute for Holy Land Studies, and the Jerusalem Biblical Studies Society.
Present situation and future vision
Since 2018 Jerusalem Seminary’s School of Hebrew (SOH) has been training Israeli believers (in Hebrew) through the Hebrew for the Nations semester courses. Graduates are equipped to serve the nations (Bible translators, seminarians, and pastors) globally through online and intensive international courses in immersive Biblical Hebrew. JS’ SOH graduates have taught in Mongolia, Nigeria, and most recently Togo, despite the Covid pandemic.
Jerusalem Seminary has begun offering online classes for associated schools or organizations, and open-registration online courses began in March 2021. A planned semester of the School of Graduate Studies will, God permitting, begin in the fall of 2024. Additionally, the School of the Bible provides educational opportunities beyond the traditional classroom through online classes designed to rejuvenate an individual’s ministry and faith.
Jerusalem Seminary is committed to engendering vibrant faith and a Jesus-centered spiritual environment that glorifies God. Jerusalem Seminary’s vision is to make biblical education and ministry training in the Land of the Bible essential and transformative. JS’ Mission is to equip and empower the global community of believers — both Christian and Messianic — to understand their faith in and through the Land of the Bible, for the glory of God.