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Our Story

Fletcher's Background

Fletcher Seminary is founded by administrators, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the former Logsdon Seminary in Abilene, Texas.  With more than 200+ years of experience in theological education, we are uniquely qualified to continue that legacy of academic excellence and practical preparation for ministry in the church and in the community and culture. Fletcher, however, is not “Logsdon 2.0,” and we are embracing a multi-denominational approach to theological education. We are joined by a diverse group of community leaders who recognize the need for Fletcher Seminary and are committed to its goals and values.

Examining the problems facing the church and the communities we serve, Fletcher Seminary is uniquely prepared to meet these challenges. Through a rigorous education combining knowledge and practical skills, we are equipping servant leaders to provide solutions that impact the church and world in ways that meet people where they are and support their journey towards wholeness and well-being in every aspect of life.

Fletcher Seminary stands apart in these distinct ways:

Our board is made up of women and men who are committed to forming a unique school that truly serves the needs of students in our rapidly shifting culture. Because of our practical outlook on ministry in the 21st Century, we believe our the following commitments will make Fletcher a truly special place for theological education.

THE FLETCHER DIFFERENCE
Fletcher theological Seminary aspires to be:

  • the most affordable seminary in Texas
  • the most practically driven seminary in Texas
  • flexible in class delivery
  • serving students from a variety of denominations
  • embracing of international diversity
  • committed to innovation in theological education
  • a supportive community for forming the next generation of ministers
  • providing professional coaching and spiritual direction services for all alumni for one year post graduation
  • providing lifelong learning and training opportunities for Fletcher Seminary alumni

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Fletcher Seminary is committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our community education program ensures that lay and ordained individuals serving in churches, non-profits and community organizations have access to relevant continuing education on topics that address their needs. Each workshop will be offered in San Antonio and then to other communities depending on their needs. Where possible, Fletcher adjunct faculty and staff will travel to those communities to deliver the workshop in person. Where necessary, online programs are also possible.

Created through in-kind donations, the first workshop in this program covered grief and trauma related to COVID-19. It was delivered in partnership with the Bethel A.M.E. Church in San Antonio on October 10, 2022 by Fletcher Board members, adjunct faculty, and staff.

For further information about community education, contact Kan’Dace Brock, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Community Relations, at k.brock@fletcherseminary.org.