Aspiration, Identity and Purpose

Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Our Aspiration

In response to the grace and call of God in Jesus Christ, Methodist Theological School in Ohio will prepare and invigorate transformational leaders to engage the church and the world in leadership and service.

Our Identity and Purpose

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is a center for rigorous theological inquiry, spiritual formation and professional development rooted in the scriptures and traditions of the Christian faith. We provide a vibrant learning environment for the preparation of skilled, passionate transformational leaders for churches, religious institutions, emerging faith communities and the wider world. Grounded in our Wesleyan tradition and influenced by our ecumenical and interfaith commitments, we attend to the theological, spiritual and vocational formation of a diverse group of students involved in a wide range of pursuits.

Expecting active participation in our community of learning, we maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and openness, teaching how to engage in conversation with the past and with others so that new and faithful perspectives may emerge. We strive for our graduates to demonstrate a deep understanding of the heritage disciplines of religious study, to be highly competent in areas of practical theology, and to show evidence of thoughtful reflection. We are committed to individual wholeness, social justice, inclusiveness and religious diversity.

We take seriously our responsibility for stewardship of the intellectual life of the church and our commitment to a just and sustainable world.