Tozer Philosophy of Education

A Christian paideia model

A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary is committed to developing disciple-making change agents who love the living God and worship Him in the way they live their lives. In stark contrast to a Wissenschaft model in which both teacher and student focus on the discipline without regard for who they are before God, a Christian paideia model calls for teacher and student alike to be accountable in their character as they learn. Every degree at Tozer has a character-based curriculum—a curricula for Christ-likeness—designed to build integrity in students.

A Model of Influence

Tozer faculty and staff resource Tozer students; Tozer students and graduates equip the saints for the work of service; members of the church give freely to the world gifts from the treasures of Christ.

(John 3:16, "For God so loved the world…")

(Matthew 28:18-20, "Go, therefore, and make disciples…")

(Ephesians 4:11, "He gave some as…and some as…for the equipping of the saints, for the work of service, to the building up of the Body of Christ.")

(Psalm 46:10, "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.")


“Whatever a [person] wants badly enough and persistently enough
will determine the [person's] character.
Character begins with God.”

— A.W. Tozer