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The St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, hereafter referenced as SCBS, is a not-for-profit registered entity in the state of Missouri, USA. The stated registration resides under the statutes MO § 173.616. Sections 173.600 to 173.618. The operational Charter Number is N001690150. Valid degrees of Theological Nature (Th.B, Th.M, Th.D)

Institutor of the Coalition of Independent Christian Seminaries under the SCBS Charter

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Overview

About St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Founded by the Patriarch of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion, the philosophy of the seminary is to return to the traditions of a more monastic and apprenticeship style training that existed 1900+ years before the secularization of accreditation affected university seminaries.

Leadership & Organization

St. Borromeo's reach is both local and international. While the seminary is integral to the United Episcopal Catholic Communion and we train specifically for our own clergy, there is a process to allow other organizations to utilize the training provided.

Degrees of Theological Nature Only

St. Borromeo operates as a fully exempt institution under the laws of Missouri and in full compliance with the rules of the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. We do not seek accreditation from the 'university' style seminary accreditation agencies. Accreditation is a secular concept, does not fit well with religious precepts, and exists predominantly to support student loans, administration tasks and business operations of the accredited seminary. We may, at our discretion, review accreditation requirements in the future.

Catalog and Requirements

Check out our Curriculum Catalog and Requirements

LOCATION

Farmington, Missouri USA

Rector: Archbishop Brian K. Putzier (Th.D, D.D, O.C.R) Patriarch of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion
IDENTITY

Private Missouri Integral Theological Seminary

The St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, hereafter referenced as SCBS, is a not-for-profit registered entity in the state of Missouri, USA. The stated registration resides under the statutes MO § 173.616. Sections 173.600 to 173.618. The operational Charter Number is N001690150.



Degrees of Theological Nature Only.

St. Borromeo Seminary has received certification exemption status from the Missouri Department of Education.

Degrees:

Bachelor of Sacred Christian Theology

Master of Sacred Christian Theology

Doctor of Sacred Christian Theology

St. Borromeo Acedemics

Training for Practicing Clergy

You'll interact closely with practicing clergy to fulfill your training needs. Self paced experience is designed to fit both your secular and religious needs.

View the full list of requirements to be met in the theological degree programs

Bachelors Program

This program concentrates on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the personal relationship clergy must form with the Trinity. Practicum focuses on general rubrics, ethics, homiletics, vesting, altar guide and day to day tasks of clergy.

Masters Program

This program concentrates on the Kingdom, Covenants and Canons within the Old and New Testaments. The theology of Paul is studied and evaluated. The works of the early church fathers is presented.

Doctorate Program

This program targets the human community receiving the scriptures, the coming of the prophets, the Kingdom (Eschatology), Christian Ethics and making Biblical Decisions.

Overview

Our Formation

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary was created as an integral component of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion. The seminary operates as not-for-profit exempt seminary under the laws of the Sate of Missouri, operates under it's own charter, yet is bound to the canons and operations of the parent church.

St. Borromeo Seminary is specifically designed to serve the requirements of the independent church movement. Most independents operate with non-stipend clergy, who seek clerical status not to operate as a business, rather to serve of free will as did the Apostles. This makes the extreme expense of university based seminaries totally out of reach for most.

The curriculum is designed more inline with the ancient methods of monastic training or apprenticeship under practicing clergy. While our standards are specific to the requirements of our organization, there is a path for other independents to utilize the seminary.

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St. Borromeo utilizes 'practicing clergy' for the delivery of our curriculum. The clergy trainers are chosen by the Patriarch of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion, who is also the Rector of the seminary. Generally the clergy trainers are Bishops in Good Standing, but well trained Apostolic Priests who are  active and theologically sound may be appointed.

Return to Ancient Tradition

St. Borromeo Seminary, based on the beliefs and canons of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion, presents the training of clergy by the practices of the ancient church that existed for nearly 1900 years.

Our Process

The seminary does not utilize the 'university' model embraced by most seminaries today. We provide the training in a more monastic or apprenticeship format. We believe that this process allows the postulant a more direct route to finding a 'personal relationship' with the divine, rather that rote memory and question/answer responses.

The Mission

St. Borromeo Seminary trains 'practicing clergy', and not 'theologians', those who desire to research, debate or translate biblical materials. Our intent is to train the postulants to operate successfully within the day to day operations of their church under the guidance of the beliefs, canons, rubrics, ethics and operations of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion. While the seminary is an integral component of the Communion, there is a path and process available to any independent organization which may desire to utilize our training. 

 

Diversity & inclusion
St. Borromeo is open to all postulants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, orientation or other factors regarding the human experience. We strive for interactions and fellowship as was dictated by the Lord and the Apostles throughout biblical text.
Join Our Organization
If you perceive a calling to the ministry and wish to serve, can support yourself in a steady secular job, cannot subscribe to the outrageous cost of 'secular university' seminary training, cannot justify 5-7 years in seminary and formation and desire to operate an semi-autonomous church, we can provide you the path to your personal success.
If you perceive a calling to the ministry and wish to serve, can support yourself in a steady secular job, cannot subscribe to the outrageous cost of 'secular university' seminary training, cannot justify 5-7 years in seminary and formation and desire to operate an semi-autonomous church, we can provide you the path to your personal success.
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