DSF Partner Schools

Claremont School of Theology

About CST: From its inception, Claremont School of Theology has been an intentionally ecumenical institution seeking to provide theological education for a diverse community in the context of a rich spectrum of educational resources. The partnership with the DSF helps the school to achieve those important goals.


DSF was the first ecumenical partner of Claremont School of Theology. The partnership was established in 1960 in Claremont both to provide services to Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ students in Claremont, and contribute to the educational resources for ministry at Claremont School of Theology.


It is located in Los Angeles and has connections throughout southern California. Most degrees are available in person or in online/hybrid format


Scholarships: Contact us to inquire about scholarship assistance.


Joint Faculty: Rev. Belva Brown Jordan. Disciples faculty for 2016-2017 include Jose Morales, and Bill Thomas.


This partnership between Claremont School of Theology and DSF makes Claremont a unique and dynamic place for Disciples and UCC students to pursue education for ministry.

Iliff School of Theology

About IST: Disciples Seminary Foundation (DSF) and the Iliff School of Theology (IST) are proud to announce a year-long pilot partnership beginning July 1, 2018. Located in Denver, Colorado, IST serves more than 30 denominations and faith traditions and is committed to social justice, inclusiveness, and religious diversity. As one of the best theological schools in the nation, the school offers a diverse community that is supportive, challenging, progressive, and enriching for students. This new partnership with IST will be a vibrant addition to DSF’s work in supporting and empowering ministerial students across the nation.


Benefits of this partnership: Disciples Seminary Foundation’s partnership with the Iliff School of Theology is similar to those of DSF’s other partnerships: mentorship, leadership training, wider church networking opportunities, and student scholarship support. 

Pacific School of Religion

About PSR: By means of DSF, the Pacific School of Religion maintains a close relationship with the Disciples of Christ. Partly because of the denominational partnership between the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, in1987 PSR and DSF established a formal affiliation. The Dean of DSF in Berkeley holds a joint appointment at PSR and DSF, and the DSF Berkeley office is adjacent to the PSR campus. This provides a particularly strong Disciples presence at PSR, a channel of communication between the school, the Northern California / Nevada Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the wider denomination.


PSR/DSF alumni/ae have said that their affiliation with DSF while at PSR provided them the intimacy and denominational opportunities of being at a Disciples seminary, while enjoying the wider ecumenical and interreligious educational experiences of PSR and the GTU.


Scholarships: Contact us to inquire about scholarship assistance.

San Francisco Theological Seminary

About SFTS: San Francisco Theological Seminary became a partner with DSF in 2014, making it DSF's newest partner school. It is located in beautiful San Anselmo, in the heart of Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is part of the Graduate Theological Union, and offers on-campus housing.


Scholarships: Contact us to inquire about scholarship assistance.


Disciples faculty: Yolanda Norton

Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry

About SUSTM: The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is integrally weaved into Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry with Disciples professors that have served on STM's faculty since it was founded. STM also benefits from a number of active Disciples graduates locally and globally.


STM's program for pastoral ministry uniquely offers a holistic and integrated educational model that brings together academic theology, ministerial skills and spiritual formation; an intentionally ecumenical faculty, student body and curriculum; a commitment to diversity that fosters the values of personal dignity and mutual respect, and encourages the development of gifts and skills for effective ministry within many cultural settings; and a faith that does justice, promoted through the entire curriculum. In addition to excellent academic preparation for ministry, all students participate in community meetings, retreats, spiritual direction, and evaluation processes.

STM's location in Seattle not only provides for an experience of natural beauty in a vibrant urban center, but also for close engagement with the neighborhood ministries of the whole university. This area of Seattle also offers low-cost housing. In partnership with DSF, STM offers generous scholarships to ensure each of their degree students graduates with minimal debt and maximal confidence and clarity in their ministry. 


To request more information:


Disciples Seminary Foundation

300 West Foothill Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711-2709

Phone: 909.624.0712


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Email: info@dsf.edu

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Disciples Seminary Foundation works with five partner seminaries on the West Coast to provide excellent education, mentoring, networking, and financial support for people preparing to lead in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.

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Claremont, CA 91711-2709

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