Seminary Statements


As part of the service we offer to the world Seventh-day Adventist church, we thoughtfully and prayerfully produce theological statements to address the most pressing needs and issues our church is wrestling with and growing through.

  • Delimitation of Academic Freedom
    The Seminary faculty has decided to define their academic self-limitations in order to affirm their Adventist identity and dedication to the Seventh-day Adventist message and mission. The signing of this document is part of the hiring process in the Seminary. All current regular faculty have signed the document, and on that basis have been endorsed by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Executive Committee and the Andrews University Board of Trustees in October 2017.

  • Remaining Committed to the Goals of the Reformation on its 500th Anniversary
    Seminary statement on continuing to focus on God and His revealed word in Scripture—at the heart of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, begun in 1517.

  • On "A Study of Church Governance and Unity"
    Seminary statement of appeal regarding GC study document

  • University & Seminary Respond to GC Vote on Women’s Ordination
    On Wednesday, July 8, in San Antonio, Texas, delegates to the 60th General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists voted 1,381–977 against allowing regional accommodation for world divisions to "make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry." Andrews University Dean of the Theological Seminary and University President respond.