We desire to be an intentionally gospel centered, Reformed and Church based Seminary.
It is our conviction that the goal of all Christian ministry is the advancement of the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is also our conviction that the centeral theme of all of scripture and all of history is the redemption of God's elect accomplished through the cross of Jesus Christ.
The doctrinal position of Mt. Shasta Seminary follows the historic tradition of the Protestant Reformation. This School is based upon the premise that the Scriptures are TRUE and without error in their original form. Biblical Christianity dictates the philosophy of education of the school. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the world and that apart from faith in His atoning work there is no redemption. The doctrinal statements as stated below are the basic presuppositions which shall dominate the classroom. At all times the Scriptures are the authority for whatever is being taught. The Scriptures are to be regarded as true, they are to be reverenced, and they are to be obeyed. Reading the Scriptures, prayers and singing hymns and psalms are a regular part of seminary life.
We believe the doctrines of the Scriptures as stated in the three ancient statements: The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Creed of Chalcedon. We also hold to those doctrines which are common to the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, The 1689 London Baptist Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Canons of Dort, The Westminster Confession of Faith and The Philadelphia Confession of Faith. Copies of these may be found on the Reserve Shelf of the School’s Library. A student at Mt. Shasta Seminary will not be required to take a specific position on church government, form of baptism, or the sequence of events at Christ’s Second Coming, in order to pass a course or to graduate from this School.
Students attending Mt. Shasta Seminary should be under the authority of a sending church. Seminary is not a replacement for the local church but rather serves as a maid servant to the local church. We will strive to make internships available regularly at Lake Shastina Community Bible Church and we are optimistic that several of the area churches will do the same.