Our History

Over two hundred years ago, Bangor Theological Seminary came into being on the edge of a beckoning northern frontier.  Our forebears were rooted in New England congregational perspectives and practices. Bangor Theological Seminary was a closely-related seminary of the United Church of Christ. In its new context, The BTS Center remains a UCC related ministry. Even as we celebrate our historic covenental relationship with the United Church of Christ, our programs are ecumenical in nature and designed to serve individuals and communities from varied faith traditions — as well as persons who may not have identified a spiritual home.

Today, in a time of immense challenge for faith communities as we have known them, we journey toward a new horizon.  In our third century, we have a new name and a re-framed understanding of our purpose.

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