The pre-seminary program is designed with flexibility to allow you to meet the entrance requirements of the seminary of your choice.
Most seminaries require a strong liberal arts education and a background in Greek and in a modern foreign language. As a pre-seminary student, you will select a major in one or more of the following areas of study: history, English, philosophy, communication arts, psychology, or sociology. It is also important that you give serious attention to language studies.
With a Trinity education, you will discover and put into practice what it means to serve Christ and His church. At Trinity, you will have opportunities to learn, grow, and prepare for kingdom work. The small class sizes, access to a wide variety of churches and parachurch organizations, and an active campus ministry program provide an exciting environment for exploring God’s Word.
The field education course, taken in your senior year, offers practical ways to apply your knowledge and skills. Trinity theology students serve churches and other Christian agencies in a variety of capacities. The diversity of communities in the Chicago area allows students to seek experience in a wide range of settings.
The Pre-Seminary program at Trinity is designed with flexibility to allow students to meet the entrance requirements of the seminary of their choice. Theology courses in biblical literature, the Church, and American religion, combined with courses in sociology and psychology, will equip you for positions in churches and Christian agencies.
Pre-seminary students may choose to lead worship on campus during twice-weekly chapels, evening praise and worship, and community services. Mission trips and service projects during Interim and spring and summer breaks, present multiple possibilities to expand your talents, skills, and abilities to serve in the world. Also, Trinity’s location in the Chicago area offers unlimited opportunities for servant leadership in homeless shelters, recovery facilities, Christian clinics, churches, and schools. There also are many options for summer work in missions, ministries, camps, and churches.
Your academic, spiritual, and personal growth as a student at Trinity will equip you, as it has many graduates before you, for a satisfying vocation. Students who have studied in Trinity’s pre-seminary program serve as pastors, secondary school Bible instructors, or missionaries. Often, they work with Christian social services agencies or parachurch organizations. Alumni report that their undergraduate studies were key elements in the confirmation of their calling.