WELCOME to the SCS
The purpose of the SCS Alumni Association is to advance the mission of Southern California Seminary through:
- A network of Christian fellowship, encouragement, and support
- Increased awareness and involvement with SCS programs and activities
- Financial support of SCS and its programs
- Praise of the faithful work of Christ among SCS alumni and friends
Stay up to date as an SCS alumni. SCS Alumni Association facilitates events, social media, and other connections with SCS graduates.
Eligibility & Benefits
Current and former SCS students, including its graduates, are eligible to enroll in the SCS Alumni Association.
- Director of Student Services Note E-Letter
- Discounted audit course fees
- Discounted Distinguished Lecture Series
- Seminary banquets and events
- Seminars and workshops
- Annual circulation privileges to the library
Alumni from the following colleges and seminaries are encouraged to update their information.
- Linda Vista Baptist Bible College and Seminary
- Fletcher Hills Bible College
- Southern California Bible College
- San Diego Bible College and Seminary
- Southern California Bible College and Seminary
- Southern California Seminary
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Understanding God’s Word: Unchanging Meaning in Changing Times
May 15 – Jun 26 from 6-9 pm
2023 SCS Doctor of Ministry Faculty Symposium
Date: June 19, 2023
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Location: Shadow Mountain Campus, Room G-345
Theme: Keeping God’s Word at the Center
Communicating Biblical Truth
Offering a day of faculty speakers and guest lecturer Dr. H. Wayne House along with a working lunch and time of Q&A. Some topics to be discussed include: Understanding and Communicating the Old Testament, Importance of Expository Preaching, Inerrancy, and Preaching with Culture in View
2023 SCS July 4th Event
Opportunities for you to share
- NSO (Jan, Apr, and Aug) Come encourage and support incoming students.
- Donor Dinners (Summer, Fall, Winter) Testimonials encourage our donors.
Take the Next Step!
Congratulations! You made it! You must be so proud of all the hard work in achieving your degree. This is a great feat and so worth the sacrifice. It wasn’t easy but your efforts have paid off.
It was a nice sunny day after a good rainfall. My grandkids were stomping around in the mud making shapes with their shoes. The girls are older and were able to climb to the top of the slope. But little Joey had a stroke of fear as they called out his name to join them. All four years of his life experience didn’t equate to climbing that mountain just yet. He sighed deeply. Looking down at his shoes he began talking to himself. “Take the next step, you can do it”. His feet followed suit with what he had convinced his mind that he was capable of. He took the step and cheered to himself. “I did it, I did it”. He repeated this process several times. I was so proud. It took courage. He wanted to be brave. Everything within him wanted to reach the top. It was a precious lesson to witness.
It was hard work for you to complete each assignment and finish a class and I imagine many times you thought about quitting. But here you are—bigger than life—receiving your diploma. Oh, the places you will go. God has a plan and as you continue to walk in it, He will reveal amazing things to you through your obedience. Don’t shy away. He has already equipped you for the task. He doesn’t ask us to do things we already know how to do. Rather, His desire is to fill you full to overflowing as you lean in on Him to the task at hand. Trust Him. You know He is faithful. Serving Him can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time.
“If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength that God provides, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever”. 1 Peter 4:11
Remember, when the Lord first nudged you to go back to school? It was terrifying. But you made the call and did the necessary steps to get enrolled, then it became very exciting! The mission field, whether it is the local church, starting your own non-profit, or walking the streets evangelizing the lost is all for His glory. No one can thwart the plans of God and He has chosen you. Yes, the little you has been called by our Big God to go out and minister in the power of His Name. What is it that He has laid on your heart?
Do not think it is impossible because we serve a God who has no limitations. Who is it that your heart aches for every time you witness or hear of the atrocities this world has to offer? Seek Him for those people. They belong to Him and He will navigate your steps to bring the gospel of truth, of freedom to their lives. You stepped into education to receive the needed training—now it is time to step into those shoes. Be courageous.
Director of Student Services
Dear Southern California Seminary Alumnus,
I am very pleased to welcome you to the SCS Alumni Association. Although we are entering our 80th year as an institution of higher education, we are always looking for new avenues for development and discovery. The institution of this alumni association is just such an initiative. As a fellow alumnus, I know firsthand the value of staying connected to our alma mater and fellow graduates. Our association is dedicated to fostering a strong network among alumni and promoting the growth and success of our beloved institution.
As a member of our association, you will have access to a growing range of benefits and resources. You will receive updates on the latest developments at our alma mater, invitations to local events, and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni from different industries and backgrounds. We will also help connect you to ways that you can give back to the institution that helped shape your career and personal growth.
If we’re not already acquainted, then I look forward to getting to know you and working together to further our alumni association’s mission. If we are already acquainted, I look forward to reconnecting through the avenues that will become available through this association. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions for ways we can better serve you. Thank you for joining us, and welcome to the SCS Alumni Association!
James Fazio, ThM, DMin
Dean of Bible and Theology
Professor of Biblical Studies
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