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"The Library was one of the deciding factors in my selection of a seminary."
"You guys are doing a great job and providing a much-needed service to the academic community. The Library is a wonderful, peaceful place to engage in research."
"I am in the Library every day that I am on the campus! It is an excellent place to work ... staff is great, very helpful. Incredible depth of resources. I love my Library!"
Statements written on anonymous survey forms used to assess satisfaction
with Morton Library services
William Smith Morton Library supports its two contributing schools (Union Presbyterian Seminary and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond) by providing integrated access to and training in the use of resources in traditional formats as well as information technology that can facilitate the teaching, learning and research of students and faculty. Within the bounds of this curricular focus, the Library also seeks to offer resources to congregations, their members and others for their study and growing understanding of Christian faith and practice.
Union Presbyterian Seminary equips Christian leaders for ministry in the world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read culture and circumstance in the light of the rich resources of scripture and theological tradition.
The seminary’s core mission is to participate in the mission of the church by forming and equipping leaders for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).
As a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) standing within the Reformed tradition :
- we confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ;
- we weave together distinctive approaches to theological education for pastoral and educational ministries;
- we educate, inspire, and empower leaders for congregational life, theological scholarship, and bold Christian service to the world;
- we serve as a theological resource for church and society;
- we are a catalyst for the transformation of the church, and through the church, the world.