Student Life

We believe your time with us touches all of you-your heart, head, hands, and relationships-with significant experiences that stay with you.

YOU TAKE DAILY STRENGTH FROM LIVING IN A SPIRIT-FILLED COMMUNITY.

Worship opportunities abound. From morning prayer groups to student-led chapel services to Korean fellowships, you will find many ways to grow in faith with others.

A diversity of students gives you insights into sharing Christ in many cultures. About a quarter of our students come from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

Social activities enrich community life. Whether it’s a discussion with a faculty member over coffee, attending Old Testament Club or singing in the seminary choir, you will glimpse the Spirit at work in those around you.

YOU FIND SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOUR ACADEMIC WORK.

Faculty members make sure their interactions with students are friendly, engaging, and rewarding. We limit class sizes so that faculty can give you individual attention.

Resources are nearby, including a world-class library, computer lab, media center, and bookstore. They put you in touch with the materials you need to do your best.

Opportunities for recreation and the arts give you chances to refresh yourself. On campus you have access to a health club, musical events, and cultural activities. In town you can choose from theater, opera, symphony, arena events, even minor league baseball and hockey. Off campus, we’re a half hour away from the beautiful white-sand beaches of Lake Michigan.

YOU HAVE MEANINGFUL WAYS TO LIVE YOUR FAITH.

Our Mentored Ministries internships—from full-year internships to concurrent assignments to 10-week summer sessions—can be tailored to fit your unique calling, past experience, and family situation.

Chances to share your leadership-by publishing in student-run periodicals, joining organizations such as the Seminarians for Social Justice Club, Church Planting Club or serving on Student Senate or the chapel planning team-let you put what you’re learning into action.

YOU FIND SUPPORT FOR YOUR MATERIAL NEEDS.

The Idema Food Pantry and Clothing Bank are a unique ministry to CTS students. Students living on a shoe-string budget are greatly helped by the free food and clothing that are available in the pantry and clothing bank.