We identify our unique purpose as “forming global leaders for kingdom vocations.” In the past, seminaries have been seen as institutions that prepare professional Christians for traditional ministry settings. In these changed times, theological education must form professionals who are Christians as they serve in every area of life, across the globe, living their lives for the sake of the kingdom.
Many leaders taught or influenced by Fuller continue to serve in church ministry, of course, and we prepare them well to do so. But our students and alumni also make films, organize communities, start businesses, work in medical labs, and trade on Wall Street. Nearly any vocation can be a kingdom vocation, as every calling for a Christian is the same: to love God and love neighbor, wherever in the world jobs, careers, and vocations lead.
President Mark Labberton and Mako Fujimura, new director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, discuss Fuller’s vision for transforming the seminary experience.