Institutional Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

Within the context of its theological convictions and mission, Phoenix Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, age or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.

Students with Disabilities

Phoenix Seminary recognizes the gifts and calling to ministry of all students, including students with disabilities. The Seminary strives to honor and address the needs and concerns of its students with disabilities through this statement of program guidelines. The Seminary does not discriminate against applicants/students on the basis of an applicant/student’s disability(ies) as set forth in these Guidelines and as otherwise provided by law.

Phoenix Seminary is a privately funded, nonprofit, religious organization that is committed to providing reasonable accommodations within the limitations of Seminary resources. These Guidelines do not create contractual or other legally enforceable rights, or waive Phoenix Seminary’s rights or status under law.

An accommodation for a disability is designed to help the student function effectively in areas in which his or her disability might otherwise impair academic performance, without fundamentally altering the nature of the student’s classes. To receive disability consideration, a student must request accommodation and provide documentation supporting the nature and limitations of a disability. Accommodations cannot be granted unless the student provides documentation that reasonably supports the requested accommodation.

To apply for an accommodation for a disability, please contact Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students.

Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary, and genetically distinct genders as determined at birth together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). Sexual expression that pleases God is that which fulfills his intention at creation. The Seminary holds the position that such sexual expression is: (1) faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman, or (2) chastity in singleness.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, transsexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and the use, sale and distribution of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Phoenix Seminary as an extension and manifestation of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Phoenix Seminary family and the larger community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Phoenix Seminary in any capacity (faculty, administrative staff, student teaching assistants), or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Hence, as noted above, we believe every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.

Approved by the Phoenix Seminary Board of Directors, February 13, 2015, as amended September 22, 2017.