Non-Discrimination Policy

City Seminary admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all of its academic programs. It does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, and scholarship programs.

Female Students

However, believing that the Bible restricts the offices of church leadership to males, women students will not be admitted to the Seminary’s B.D. or M.Div. degree programs and are not permitted to enroll in some classes in the Practical Theology Department (please see course descriptions). They may enroll in all other courses or degree programs and, upon satisfactory completion, will receive the appropriate certificate or degree.

Note the following Scriptures:

The Bible restricts those who may serve in an office in the church to male believers, and therefore our theological training refects this.

Titus 1:5f. For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you- if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

1 Tim. 3:2f. This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.

2 Tim. 2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

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