As a learning community in the Reformed Christian tradition that forms church leaders who cultivate communities of disciples of Jesus Christ, Calvin Theological Seminary serves the Christian Reformed Church in North America and wider constituencies by preparing individuals for biblically faithful and contextually effective ministry of the Word and by offering Reformed theological scholarship and counsel.


Since 1876, Calvin Theological Seminary has faithfully prepared leaders who nurture disciples and serve the church.

Today, graduates of Calvin Seminary can expect to be ready for effective ministry in a rapidly-changing, multicultural world.

Our vision presents what we aim to do at Calvin Seminary, and how we plan to accomplish our goals through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Why We Do What We Do At Calvin Seminary

Reformed Theology

All our teaching and formation grow from a shared understanding of God’s Word as articulated in the Reformed confessions.

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 Church

We are formed by and serve the church, God’s agent of hope for the world.

The Whole Person

We cultivate meaningful relationships with our students to foster personal and spiritual growth throughout our learning community.


How We Aim To Accomplish Our Mission, Through The Power Of The Holy Spirit

We cultivate a learning environment of academic excellence and scholarship.

We provide innovative learning environments.

We create synergistic connections with our graduates and ministry leaders.

We nurture a community of hospitality.

We enrich the student experience with vital ministry partnerships.

Outcomes Of A Calvin Seminary Education

We Know That A Calvin Seminary Education Has Accomplished Its Mission When Graduates

Preach and teach the Bible

Grow in their pastoral identity

Discern and engage ministry contexts

Cultivate and lead communities of disciples

Equip the church to renew communities for the glory of God

Take Your Next Steps with Calvin

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