The English word seminary is derived from the Latin seminarium, meaning "seed-bed." In a devotional spiritual renewal tradition, professors were to be teachers and spiritual directors, and the seminary was to be a nursery that planted the seed of pure doctrine into the soil of life. We see professors and mentors as facilitators of learning for fruitful discipleship and cultural engagement to address the complex social issues of our 21st century post-modern society. Our commitment is to balance Word and Spirit, gospel and culture, theology and practice. We seek to develop Scripture-saturated, Christ- centered, Spirit-empowered, and culturally astute, missional Christian leaders.
Our passion is to develop Christian leaders who will be devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the word, as fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ who are biblical, spiritual, evangelical, and missional. CBS graduates serve as pastors, Bible translators and instructors, missionaries, youth workers, marriage and family therapists, and committed lay people all around the globe.
To stimulate spiritual and missional renewal with Scripture-fed and Spirit-led pastors and church leaders who are devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4).
We value an excellent learning and leadership experience cultivated in community shaped by that which is biblical, spiritual, evangelical, and missional.
CBS exists to develop devout disciple-making leaders and churches who live out and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ locally and globally.
Canadian Baptist Seminary (CBS) functions as an open system seminary network learning community that facilitates an interconnection of people, partners, resources, equipping methods, locations, contexts, and options. These include centralized on campus learning with resident and adjunct faculty and resources, as well as distributed off campus learning with online, context based, social media, and internet resources.
As a seminary network, CBS is associated with the Baptist General Conference of Canada (BGCC) and is a charter partner of the Associated Canadian Theological Seminaries (ACTS) of Trinity Western University (TWU) accredited with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The main location of CBS in the ACTS consortium (a partnership of four denominational seminaries) is the Fosmark Centre on the campus of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 50 kilometres from Vancouver.