Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Student Groups

Evangelical Student Fellowship (ESF) seeks to glorify God at PTS by providing opportunities for mutual support, fellowship, spiritual growth, and service. ESF hosts lunch meetings every Thursday, a day of prayer and fasting each term, an overnight retreat, and colloquia for professors to discuss their latest research or published work.
Contact: esf@pts.edu

NIA (means Purpose in Swahili) provides a means whereby the Seminary acknowledges the full inclusion and diversity of African American and International Seminarians in our community. Through prayer, fellowship, encouragement of our individual talents and gifts, and its Christ-centered activities, NIA brings to the Seminary’s attention both the concerns and needs of ethnic groups. NIA welcomes the participation of all the seminarians from the PTS community, and their families, as we enjoy our journey with Christ together. 
Contact: nia@pts.edu

Peace and Justice Fellowship (PJF) works toward realizing God’s love in local, national, and global contexts through proclamation, education, and social action. PJF hosts weekly meetings, special movie nights, speakers and forums, as well as offering service opportunities to connect PTS with the East Liberty community.
Contact: peace@pts.edu

Preaching Association provides local churches with student pulpit supply and, in turn, provides students with pulpits to gain experience in churches. E-mail the Preaching Association in order to become a part of its reference list.
Contact: preachingassoc@pts.edu

Presbyterian Student Fellowship is an organization that provides support for Presbyterian students as they go through the ordination process. They host monthly meetings with discussion topics such as, Committee on Preparation for Ministry, General Assembly, searching for a calling, and other Presbyterian terminology.
Contact: psf@pts.edu

Spouse2Spouse provides opportunities for fellowship for and support to married seminary students through social gatherings, Bible studies, and marriage enrichment events. Some events include outings to places around the city, marriage workshops and forums, holiday parties, and potluck meals. All campus-wide events will either include children or have provided childcare.
Contact: Spouse2spouse@gmail.com.

Sports and Rec Club (SRC) offers multiple opportunities for weekly exercise and fellowship. SRC organizes regular games of ultimate Frisbee, football, basketball, and deck hockey, as well as offers a walking club. They also take special trips for skiing and an annual PCUSA Seminary Frisbee tournament.
Contact: src@pts.edu

United Methodist Student Fellowship (UMSF) founded in 1985, the UMSF aims to connect United Methodist students, faculty and staff, as well as provide a means of contact to the United Methodist system for Methodist students.  The group holds monthly lunchtime gatherings, the second Thursday of every month, featuring speakers invited to discuss a variety of Methodist-related topics. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pts.umsf
Contact: umf@pts.edu

PTS Journal is a student-led publication which edits and compiles PTS student and faculty submissions into the annual PTS Journal. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The yearly cut-off for publication is the start of Term 3.
Contact: journal@pts.edu