Our Vision Mission & Values
The Grove Theological School (GTS) prepares women and men who want to grow in Christian wisdom and knowledge and become bold and creative leaders for the Christian church in this diverse world.
Our vision is to be the school of choice for persons who desire to reflect the Kingdom of God in the cutting-edge study of scripture and theology, in relationships of equality and diversity, and in actions which embrace racial reconciliation and economic justice.
The Grove Theological School embodies values that define us as:
- A Community of Hospitality: where we welcome persons of all races and backgrounds.
- A Community of Worship: where we come together, listen to God's Word, and discern God's will and ways in this complex and resistant world.
- A Community of Excellence in Teaching and Learning: where we seek to ''love” God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength"; where we grow in theological knowledge; and where we implement such knowledge for being God's people in the world.
- A Community of Discernment and Practical Wisdom: where we engage in practices that promote peace, justice, and mercy in all human relationships and institutions.
We strive to develop lay persons and ministers who seek a deeper understanding of God’s Word and who strive towards the higher calling in Jesus Christ.