In 1958, Herman Adrian Spruit founded our church, and knowing of the importance of training clergy and lay people, he founded a seminary as well. Wanting the seminary to be all-encompassing, he wrote, “An educational program initiated by the Church of Antioch must not be only a school, but a movement in spirit that goes beyond the reason of the academy. It must nurture the roots of life with balanced rations of mysticism.”

Decades later, CCOA continues the tradition with Sophia Divinity School. We invite you to listen and heed the call toward seminary studies, the possibility of ordination, and-or continuing education.

For more information, please visit the seminary’s webpage,