About Olivet Seminary

About Us

Unlocking the treasure of the Word of God to the world.

Olivet Seminary is an independent network of Bible schools created through the cooperation between Olivet Theological College & Seminary and the World Olivet Assembly. It exists for the advancement of Christian missions through the teaching of the Bible to all peoples.

Olivet refers to the Mount of Olives, a historic site in the ministry of Jesus named for the olive trees that covered its slopes. The emblems of Olivet – the olive tree and the oil from its fruit – represent the world of peace and eternity proclaimed by Jesus Christ.

The hope for that world is the passion of Olivet Seminary. Our purpose is to raise Christian leaders through a comprehensive program of academic study and spiritual training in faith and theology. The curricular program also balances theoretical and practical learning to encourage the application of scholarship.

Our Vision

It is our vision to see every Christian equipped to fulfill the words of Jesus: And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” (Matthew 13:52, ESV)

Our Mission

Olivet Seminary offers free of charge, widely accessible training to current and future ministers around the world, including those under-served by traditional seminaries. Utilizing virtual and in-person networks, it equips Christians with Biblical, theological, and other relevant knowledge and skills for advancing the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.


Obtain an outline of Bible, Theology and Ministry

Certificate in Christian Studies

Courses of essential biblical, historical, theological knowledge for Christians on the globe.

Certificate in Bible and Theology

Courses of foundational biblical and theological knowledge for aspiring Bible teachers and lay leaders.

Certificate in Mission and Ministry

Everything the evangelist and church planter needs to lay the foundation for a lasting, fruitful ministry.

Certificate in World Christianity

Courses for the understanding of the historical expansion of Christianity and indigenous Christian communities.