Statement of Purpose
Seminary, embracing the School of Theology, School of Psychology, and
School of Intercultural Studies, is an evangelical, multidenominational,
international, and multiethnic community dedicated to the equipping of
men and women for the manifold ministries of Christ and his Church.
Under the authority of Scripture we seek to fulfill our commitment to
ministry through graduate education, professional development, and
spiritual formation. In all of our activities, including instruction,
nurture, worship, service, research, and publication, Fuller Theological
Seminary strives for excellence in the service of Jesus Christ, under
the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of the Father.
Mission Beyond the Mission
1983 Fuller Theological Seminary issued the Mission Beyond the Mission.
This document, produced by the seminary community under the leadership
of then-President David Allan Hubbard, addressed a broad range of moral
and ethical issues from a perspective shaped by deep loyalty to the
Scriptures as our infallible guide to questions of faith and practice.
The Mission Beyond the Mission was praised by many in the Christian
community as a creative discussion of some crucial challenges for
Christian discipleship. We are pleased to reissue it, in the hope that
it will continue to stimulate a faithful Christian engagement with some
of the deepest concerns of contemporary life. We invite you to explore the complete text of this document.