Wake Divinity is an ecumenical community committed to justice, reconciliation, and compassion.

Our Mission

Wake Forest University School of Divinity is a graduate, professional school that is Christian by tradition, Baptist in heritage, and ecumenical in outlook. Consistent with Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence and in the spirit of the University motto, Pro Humanitate, the School of Divinity prepares leaders informed by a theological understanding of vocation. Through imaginative courses and diverse programs of community engagement, students are equipped to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.

Our Purpose

As faith leaders, we are called to offer responses of justice, reconciliation, and compassion to the diverse needs and challenges of the world.

Our Mission


working to ensure that all of God’s creation can flourish


seeking to heal the brokenness within and among communities as we are led into action by the Holy Spirit


cultivating authentic, Christ-like concern for others to participate in healing and transformation

Our Guiding Principles

Hospitality and Language

The School of Divinity seeks “to cultivate a community of learners that celebrates diverse religious, racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, and sexual identities and that fosters accessibility for all of its members.”

Theological commitments lead the faculty to identify language use as one way we embody and practice hospitality. We invite all members of our learning community to join us in paying attention to how we use language and in exploring new language practices that cultivate hospitality.