Seminary Institutes and Ministry Centers

Calvin Theological Seminary has several specialized centers and institutes that can enrich your study, ministry, and current or future congregation. In addition to the variety of courses, conferences, and other formational offices, Calvin is home to a variety of world-class centers and institutes. These resources are not only a benefit to current students, faculty, and staff, but also serve the wider, global church.

Discover an interdisciplinary hub focused on the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship. This institute is committed to the renewal of worship in faith communities across North America and beyond.

Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI) provides a Christian liberal arts education to inmates in the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) through the combined resources of Calvin Theological Seminary and Calvin University. Equipping adult learners in prison with the knowledge and skills required to be community leaders.

Be inspired by resources designed to help pastors write fresh, vibrant sermons. This center sparks ideas and jumpstarts creativity for preachers who have the holy, but also daunting, privilege of preaching God’s Word to God’s people.

Participate in international scholarship in the Reformed catholic tradition of Herman Bavinck (1854–1921), the Dutch theologian and author of Reformed Dogmatics; his nephew, the pioneer missiologist Johan Herman Bavinck; and his neo-Calvinist contemporaries, such as Abraham Kuyper, Willem Geesink, and B. B. Warfield.

Get a firsthand look at a collection of materials on John Calvin, Calvinism, and the Reformation. Established in 1982, the Meeter Center makes scholarly research on Calvinism available to scholars and the wider community. The center’s extensive collection of books (including rare books) and articles attracts researchers from all over the world.

Committed to developing theological education that will effectively train missional leaders in the greater Phoenix area for the realities they face in equipping God’s people to be a faithful witnessing presence in life, word, and deed in our contemporary world. We enjoy a full partnership with Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids as an extension site to offer an accredited M.A. degree in Missional Theology. Our petitions for a full extension site and for an M.A. (Missional Theology) have been approved by Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Engage actionable theology and resources for congregations and Christian leaders seeking to faithfully participate in God’s mission in the world. This institute aims to cultivate the priesthood of all believers, while planting and renewing congregations.

Other Campus Highlights

Enjoy miles of paved paths around our tree-covered campus. Our campus is ideal for biking, running or walking. Spend time immersed in God’s creation at the 100-acre Calvin Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens. A state-of-the-art fitness center, Olympic-sized swimming pool, racquetball court, and climbing wall are also available on campus.

Why Choose Calvin?

Using the expertise and resources of Calvin Theological Seminary, these community centers and institutes maximize our network of faculty, staff, alumni, and partners to live out their respective missions. Our students can also take a front seat in these centers and institutes—researching alongside top scholars, and doing real-world ministry alongside leaders.

How to Use the Seminary’s Centers & Institutes

Community members and seminarians alike are invited to use the resources of Calvin Seminary centers and institutes. These resources are especially beneficial for seminarians to use for research in their degree programs, and for ministry experience. Students can be placed in a contextual learning experience in a ministry setting through the Vocational Formation Office or may request to become more involved as a volunteer or student employee by contacting their organization of choice.

How Much Do Calvin’s Seminary Institutes and Ministry Centers Cost?

These organizations are rich on-campus resources, available at no cost to you. Center and institute leaders welcome the involvement of seminarians, carrying on their mission and furthering their missional reach.

Develop Your Skills at a Ministry Center

If you are interested in learning more about a specific center or institute, please visit the organization’s website. To start your journey as a Calvin Seminary student, studying among these world-class centers and institutes, please request more information below.