Mission

Mission:

Calvin Theological Seminary is a learning community in the Reformed Christian tradition that
forms church leaders who cultivate communities of disciples of Jesus Christ.

Values:

Reformed Theology – All our teaching and formation grow from a shared understanding of God’s Word as articulated in the Reformed confessions.
The Church – We are formed by and serve the church, God’s agent of hope for the world.
Cultural Context – We give our students tools to sow the gospel in a multicultural world.
We challenge one another to have hearts that engage the broader world God so loves
The Whole Person – We cultivate meaningful relationships with our students to foster
personal and spiritual growth throughout our learning community.

 

Communicating the good news of the Gospel in today’s world requires that you’re theologically prepared and practically equipped. We give you both through a strong academic program coupled with comprehensive field education. In other words, you learn, and you live what you learn.

When you do, you help us fulfill our mission – to prepare people to lead in ministry, to give them what they need to respond to the Holy Spirit’s call throughout their lives, to bring nations to Christ, build His church, and extend God’s kingdom.

Our professors use a rich variety of academic, professional, and personal gifts to train men and women for effective ministry. They invest themselves personally in helping you develop your God-given gifts in ways that promote spiritual maturity and integrate faith and life.

To prepare you for visionary leadership in the church and world, we offer courses of study in preaching, worship, leadership, educational ministry, youth ministry, missions and church growth, as well as pastoral care and counseling. We supplement your course work with supervised ministry opportunities in our field education programs.

In each of these areas, we teach from a scripturally Reformed position. We are committed to the Bible as God’s Word and to the confessional standards of the Belgic Confession (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1618-1619) as faithful interpretations of that Word. This perspective enables our students to interact with – and effectively speak to – a broader ecumenical Christian community and a postmodern world.

Calvin Theological Seminary has been equipping people to envision their participation in the Kingdom of God since 1876. We will continue to do so for the glory of God.

For more information, contact us via email or phone at 1-800-388-6034 – ext. 6675.