Steadfast in the Truth


In the midst of today's post-Christian ideas, the ability to remain steadfast in the truth and penetrate the culture with the Gospel requires intentional preparation. Through integrated apologetics-focused Christian education, undergirded with sound philosophy and theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary will equip you to form a complete and systematic Christian worldview. This vital training provides the necessary tools you need for effective evangelism and discipleship.

Integrated Christian Education with an

Apologetics Focus

To effectively penetrate the culture with the Gospel and stand steadfast in the truth, you will need a deeply integrated understanding of philosophy, theology, and apologetics. This integrated approach is the core of every SES program. Whether you’re seeking a degree in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, or something else, the foundation is the same. Good philosophy provides a solid foundation from which to do theology, and both provide necessary tools for sound apologetics. Together, all three disciplines aid in removing obstacles to the Gospel (evangelism) and in building mature disciples who live the Gospel (discipleship) and are steadfast in the truth.

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Integrated Thinking

SES uniquely integrates classical apologetics, theology, and philosophy throughout each program to equip you to proclaim & defend the Gospel

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Our immersive digital campus experience offers robust online education with live-streaming, recordings, and community



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SES is nationally accredited and offers academically challenging, yet practical, Christian education to equip you for any number of areas of ministry

“[Apologetics] is opening the door, clearing the rubble, and getting rid of the hurdles so that people can come to Christ."

Dr. Norman Geisler, SES Co-Founder

Apologetics-Focused Academics

Featured Academic Programs

Apologetics-Focus Undergraduate


SES offers a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies designed to prepare students for later graduate work in apologetics, philosophy, biblical studies, and more. Some hours can even be applied to M.A. studies.

Apologetics-Focus Graduate


In addition to apologetics degrees, several academically rigorous Masters degrees are available that provide students with integrated and in-depth studies that will prepare you for ministry or doctoral work.

Seminary education that prepares you.


A Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics (D.Min.) as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Religion (Ph.D.) offer students opportunities to develop their own research and practical resources.


Frank Turek Scholarship Program

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"Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give me an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give me an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow on me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, and faithfulness that may finally embrace you, through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Thomas Aquinas


What Are Others Saying?

Frank Turek

I can’t recommend SES any more highly. … There’s no better place to come to get to know God and make Him known.

Frank Turek

SES Alum/Adjunct Professor, President of
J. Warner Wallace

SES provides a truly unique opportunity to examine the evidence for Christianity. It’s accessible, engaging, and relevant.

J. Warner Wallace

SES Adjunct Faculty, Cold-Case Detective, Sr. Fellow at the Colson Center
Alisa Childers

I can hardly find words to express how thankful I am for SES. … they literally shepherded me … through my faith reconstruction.

Alisa Childers

SES Student; Author; Former ZOEgirl

My time at SES strengthened my faith. It gave me the why behind the what.


SES Alum & Pastor
Kristen Davis

Thank you … for putting together a program that is both intellectually challenging and applicable in [today's] landscape.

Kristen Davis

SES Ph.D. Candidate, Founder of

The philosophy that undergirds SES truly stands out among seminaries.


SES Student & Youth Pastor
Erin Baumgaertel

"It's good if you attend a great school whose professors select quality readings, have good teaching, foster discussion, and give assignments that help you grow more in understanding than you ever would have on your own. This is true at SES. Every class and book have been worthwhile."

Erin Baumgaertel

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    Be one of the first 60 students to qualify for the Frank Turek Scholarship Program by Dec. 15, 2022 and be eligible to receive a full scholarship to an SES certificate program of your choice. 

    We’ll pick one winner from the first 60 qualifying scholarship applicants. Remember, certificates are for-credit and can be applied to a degree program in the future. This makes certificates a great way to get started in your SES educational journey. Click below to see the steps for applying to the Frank Turek Scholarship Program.