For Anglicans… the standard for a personal Rule of Life [is] rooted in Scripture, the Catholic Creeds, the Thirty-nine Articles, and the historic liturgy… Authorized Anglican Seminaries and authorized Anglican Studies programs must be able to demonstrate that throughout their programs there is a commitment to the view of Scripture espoused by the Jerusalem Declaration and the statement of faith of the Anglican Church in North America…
—Preparation Standards for Seminaries of the ACNA and Approved Anglican Tracks
The following Anglican Seminaries and Anglican Tracks have been officially approved for graduate-level training of Presbyter/Priests and Deacons in the Anglican Church in North America.
Nashotah House Theological Seminary
Nashotah House exists to form persons for ministry in the breadth of the Catholic Tradition, for the Episcopal Church, Churches in the Anglican Tradition, the wider Anglican Communion, and Ecumenical Partners, thus continuing to serve our historic role as “The Mission,” empowering the Church for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Real Presence—Real Preparation for Real-Life Ministry.
Reformed Episcopal Seminary
Reformed Episcopal Seminary is a ministry of the Reformed Episcopal Church and the ACNA, to educate and train Christians for lay and ordained ministry in the Church. They are distinguished by a strong commitment to the inerrancy of God’s Word, adherence to reformed theology and evangelical beliefs, worship and polity in the Anglican tradition, and an emphasis on pastoral ministry training.
Trinity School for Ministry
Trinity is a seminary in the Anglican tradition that is evangelical in faith, catholic in order, alive in the Holy Spirit, and committed to mission. With students from the ACNA, The Episcopal Church, and other Anglican jurisdictions, they are rooted in the primacy of Scripture and the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone, which is foundationally expressed in the Book of Common Prayer.
Regent College (Anglican Studies Graduate Program)
Regent College’s graduate program in Anglican Studies is for both laypersons and people intent on the ordained Anglican ministry. The M.Div. program at Regent prepares them for ministry in the Anglican Communion worldwide. Regent College has also partnered with Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, in an exchange program. Regent students are able to do two terms of their M.Div. degree in Oxford.
Beeson Divinity School (The Institute of Anglican Studies)
The Institute builds the Anglican Communion by helping educate students and the public in the riches of the Anglican tradition, as Christians who worship the Trinitarian God with the liturgy and sacraments of the Church. Following the via media, the middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, they draw from the best of Catholic worship and Protestant preaching for life in the Trinity.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Anglican/Episcopal Studies)
Gordon-Conwell is rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary develops Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature, and ready for a broad array of ministries. Students will be prepared to meet ordination requirements for many Protestant denominations, including the ACNA; as well as service in chaplaincy programs (military, hospital, national parks, and others).