Winebrenner Theological Seminary is an evangelical seminary. It is distinctly shaped by the Churches of God, General Conference, but it is a community made up of many traditions in the body of Christ.
The distinctive Winebrenner character affirms the position of historic pietism; that the personal experience of regeneration is a divine act and the sole means by which alienated humankind is reconciled to God in Christ. It also affirms the practice of three ordinances: believers’ baptism by immersion, the communion of the Lord’s Table, and the washing of the saints’ feet. The Seminary is Arminian in persuasion and nonsectarian in its positions. Thus, the Seminary community enables administrators, faculty members, and students to recognize and respect different viewpoints regarding various doctrines without compromising the historical tenets of Christianity.
Winebrenner Theological Seminary affirms the following essential historic Christian doctrines as taught in Scripture and handed down by the Church:
Although the presence of these emphases reflects Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s theological position, these beliefs are held charitably and non-coercively within the community; for instance, courses are taught from a stance in which alternative viewpoints are studied historically and systematically.