Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


About TEDS

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is a broadly evangelical seminary community united around the gospel of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We offer educational programs that prepare men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world in many global and vocational contexts, such as counseling, academic teaching and writing, pastoral leadership, and missional service in an increasingly diverse set of circumstances. Coursework is available on our Deerfield campus, online, and at various extension sites in the midwestern United States.

Our dean, Graham A. Cole noted that TEDS is a place to experience hospitable evangelicalism. We follow the centuries’ old adage: in the essentials unity, in the non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity. Here you will find different denominational and theological traditions teaching, studying, serving and worshipping together within an institution committed to an inerrant Scripture and the saving gospel proclaimed through it. The faculty is outstanding in its faithfulness to God’s revelation, Christ’s gospel, reliance on the Holy Spirit and care for the church. Students and faculty are drawn to TEDS not only from all over North America, but from every continent as well.

These emphases—gospel centrality, inerrant Scripture, excellent evangelical scholarship that truly engages culture, and service to the church—have continually defined the TEDS community since its formal inception more than fifty years ago.

TEDS is part of Trinity International University. Trinity educates men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.