We're committed to the care of the earth.
Sustainability. Organic farming. Food justice. A new vocabulary reflects a growing sense among theological students that their life’s work will require a commitment to preserving, nurturing and sharing the earth’s bountiful gifts.
For those students and those they’re preparing to serve, for Greater Columbus and the fragile planet of which it’s a part, MTSO has assumed national leadership in the field of ecotheology.
The evidence of this role begins with our Seminary Hill Farm, which grows Certified Naturally Grown produce enjoyed daily by our students and shared with the broader community. It extends to other areas large and small: our Community Food and Wellness Initiative; a solar panel array providing power to our classrooms; geothermal wells to heat and cool our facilities; energy-efficient lighting; even water fountains designed to easily fill reusable – rather than disposable – bottles.
We invite you to learn more about ecotheology at MTSO and to consider how you can join us in this vital and rewarding pursuit.
Our farm was founded on a cold day in December 2013, inspired by a passion for ecology, theology and good food for all. Every day, 12 months a year, our farmers are growing, harvesting and sharing a dazzling variety of organic fruits and vegetables.
Our curriculum for both master's and Doctor of Ministry students includes an array of classes at the intersection of theology and ecology. We also offer Ecology and Justice specializations with our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Practical Theology degrees, as well as a Doctor of Ministry specialization in Ecology, Justice and Ministry.
Funded through a grant from the Harry C. Moores Foundation, this educational program that engages Central Ohio churches and community groups on the topics of food and wellness. We work with community partners both on our farm and in their own neighborhoods.