Practical Lessons from John Calvin’s Life

What does it mean to offer our hearts to God, promptly and sincerely? That was the motto of Genevan Reformer John Calvin, whose teaching helped Reformed Christians present themselves as living sacrifices unto the Lord. If you were not able to attend the recent tour cruise with us on the Rhine River, but would like to sit in on my lecture about what we can learn from the life of Calvin, please watch the video below.

PRESS RELEASE: PRTS expands with ThM program in London, UK

CONTACT: Mr. Justin Rainey at jrainey@wts.edu (for WTS); Dr. Garry Williams at pastorsacademy@londonseminary.org (for PA); Dr. Adriaan C. Neele at adriaan.neele@prts.edu (for PRTS)

For immediate release: July 2, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI / Glenside, PA / London, UK—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”), Westminster Theological Seminary (“WTS”) and the Pastors’ Academy at London Seminary (“PA”) today announced the expansion of the Master’s (ThM) Program in London, UK.

The renowned ThM program of WTS in London will transition from WTS to PRTS, under the auspices of which it will be expanded to offer three tracks of study: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology.

Peter Lillback, President of WTS, comments, “We are pleased that the ThM program in London will be continuing and expanding under the leadership of PRTS—a trusted partner of Gospel ministry training.”

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS, says, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established program, in addition to our PhD program in London, will stress both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, and will serve to strengthen the church and the academy in unprecedented ways.”

The program will be served by faculty of PRTS, WTS, and partners such as Greystone Theological Institute. Garry Williams, Director of Pastors’ Academy in London, writes, “The ThM program will bring the deep, theological resources of PRTS within reach of students in the UK, especially pastors seeking to enrich their preaching and teaching ministries. The program will immediately open up the range of theological disciplines that we can offer in London, including Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology. We are grateful to God for providing PRTS as a generous and zealous partner for furthering the cause of theological training in the UK and beyond.”

About Pastors’ Academy
London Seminary was founded in 1977 and the work of the Pastors’ Academy began in 1999. The Academy seeks to serve the health of the church and the glory of Christ by providing ongoing theological training and pastoral support to pastors after their initial seminary training.

About Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an accredited educational institution for granting the MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary has approximately 160 students, ten professors, twenty well-known scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Podcast on Perseverance of the Saints

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates!

On May 4, 2018, sixteen students (5 in absentia) graduated from PRTS. We praise God for these men, and pray they would be used as instruments in his hand to the glory of God!

Artistic rendering of our student housing project

Community is vitally important here at PRTS, and our proposed housing project will only strengthen this! Our 16-unit housing project hopes to be ready for students to move in by January of 2019. Construction is already underway. To donate to this project, please visit https://prts.edu/donate/overview/

Interview with Joel Beeke

Graduation 2018 – Come out and celebrate with our next graduating class! May 4 at 7:30pm

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Martin Bucer Seminary (Brasil) establish collaborative Master’s and Doctoral Program

CONTACT: For Martin Bucer Seminary (Brasil), Tiago Santos (tjsfilho@icloud.com). For PRTS, Dr. Adriaan C. Neele (adriaan.neele@prts.edu).

For immediate release: April 16, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI / São Paulo, BR — Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) and Martin Bucer Seminary Brasil (“SMB”) have announced a strategic partnership with the establishment of a collaborative Master’s and Doctoral Program. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of strengthening and sharing resources in the service of the academy and the church.

Martin Bucer Seminary Brasil, founded in 2012, currently grants an online basic course in theology and a Bachelor of Theology (ThB) degree. The basic course in theology numbers around 500 students and the ThB program numbers 150 students. With this new program, students of SMB can complete their studies at SMB and PRTS with an accredited ThM or PhD degree.

Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an accredited educational institution granting MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary numbers close to 150 students, has ten professors, twenty world-renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Franklin Ferreira, general director of SMB, says, “Our hope in this partnership is that, by God’s grace and for His glory, we will contribute to solidify the Reformed faith in Brasil. We hope to be able to foster a new generation of teachers, masters, and pastors who can serve the Reformed and evangelical community in the Portuguese-speaking world. Our main goal is to prepare our students to serve Jesus Christ and His church with biblical, Reformed, evangelical, and practical teaching in various areas of Christian ministry, with profundity and godliness.”

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established cooperative program, which stresses both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, will serve the church and the academy in unprecedented ways, and strengthen the academic and church community in Brazil.”

Special Lecture by Dr. Henk van den Belt – May 7 (3:30 – 4:30pm)

Word and Spirit in the Reformation and Today: Reflections on Authority and Hermeneutics

Dr. Henk van den Belt

Where: Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
When: Monday May 7, 2018 at 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Live stream available.

Dr. Henk van den Belt is Professor of Reformed Theology: Sources Development, and Context at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

His research serves to deepen the knowledge of the theology of the Reformed Reformation, as it a) roots in from the Scriptures, the works of the Fathers and medieval theologians, b) developed in its relation to other traditions in Western Christianity, c) was related to the context of the (early) modern culture and d) affected the later Reformed theology. The study of the history of Reformed theology contributes to contemporary Reformed theology by offering insight into its roots, its characteristics and its development, including the intrinsic tensions and specific opportunities of the Reformed position.

Special Lecture HvdB

PRESS RELEASE: PRTS and IRBS Theological Seminary forge strategic partnership for Doctoral Program

PRESS RELEASE: PRTS and IRBS Theological Seminary forge strategic partnership for Doctoral Program

April 2, 2018

CONTACT: For IRBS Theological Seminary, Rev. Jeff Massey at jamassey@irbsseminary.org. For PRTS, Mr. Jonathon Beeke at jonathon.beeke@prts.edu (for PRTS)

For immediate release: April 2, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI / Mansfield, TX—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) and IRBS Theological Seminary (“IRBSTS”) today announced a strategic partnership of the establishment of a collaborative Doctoral Program. This strategic partnership exemplifies the vision of the strengthening and sharing of resources in the service of the academy and church.

Students of IRBS can continue and complete their studies at IRBS and PRTS with an accredited PhD degree.

Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS comments, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established cooperative doctoral program, which stresses both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, will serve the church and the academy in unprecedented ways, strengthening the Reformed and ARBCA and Reformed Baptist community worldwide.”

Dr. James Renihan, President of IRBSTS comments, “We thank God for the privilege of joining with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary asking our gracious Lord Jesus to use our joint efforts for His glory and the extension of His kingdom.”

The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies was founded in Escondido, Ca in 1998, and has recently advanced into a stand-alone seminary known as IRBS Theological Seminary located in Mansfield, Texas. It seeks to train ministers for Gospel service in Baptist Churches around the world.

Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an accredited educational institution for granting the MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary numbers close to 150 students, has ten professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.