Emmanuel Christian Seminary (formerly Emmanuel School of Religion) is a graduate theological seminary near Johnson City, Tennessee. It was founded in 1965 by church leaders and scholars within the Christian churches and churches of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who recognized a need for a seminary deeply rooted in the heritage of the Stone-Campbell wing of the Reformed tradition while still engaging in rigorous theological preparation for ministers. The seminary is on a hill overlooking the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee.
The school offers three degrees: the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.), the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.). It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award masters and doctoral degrees. Support for the school comes from churches and individuals who believe in the school's mission of ministerial preparation.
Emmanuel has graduated alumni that presently serve in colleges and seminaries across the United States and around the world. The majority of Emmanuel's graduates serve as ministers in a variety of contexts; parish pastors, professors, missionaries, campus ministers, children and youth ministers, church planters, and chaplains in hospitals and the military.
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