CONTACT:    Dr. Jonathon D. Beeke, Registrar <jonathon.beeke@prts.edu>

Dr. Adriaan C. Neele, Director Doctoral Program <adriaan.neele@prts.edu>


For immediate release: July 15, 2019

Grand Rapids—Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) today announced a fully-funded doctoral program for Biblical Studies and Historical Theology. In total eight to ten applicants will be admitted for an academic year.

Foundational to accredited doctoral program at PRTS is the academic and spiritual formation of the student.

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

A five-member faculty dedicated to the PhD program work closely with doctoral students in academic formation—mentoring of course work, dissertation research topic, teaching, and publications, as well as in spiritual formation—guiding in preaching and in the reading of classic works on spirituality and piety. Students can engage in international scholarly discourse that demonstrates independent inquiry, primary source research, critical reflection, analysis, and articulation of academic research. The robust program that can be completed on and off campus. Those serving at faculties of theology, seminary, bible schools, and churches from around the world and would greatly benefit from a PhD degree program are invited to apply.

Begun in 1994, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is now an accredited educational institution for 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 numbers more than 150 students, has ten professors, twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of twelve.

Reformed Preaching Podcast

Dr. Joel Beeke was recently interviewed by Jonathan Master about his book, Reformed Preaching.

To hear the podcast, in which Dr. Beeke speaks about the importance of preaching being biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical, click on this link.

How to Be a Faithful Church Member

Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:10–16 that membership in the church is all about Jesus Christ. All of what we are called to do, and to be, is summed up in Christ and will work itself out in every area of our lives.

Dr. Joel Beeke calls attention to five aspects of Christ’s connection to the church that reflect faithful church membership: Christ’s Word, His person, His people, His cause, and His image.

You can listen to this sermon at the NCFIC website.

Graduation – May 10, 2019 (7:30pm)

You are invited! PRTS Graduation – commencement by Dr. Ligon Duncan

All are welcome to celebrate with this year’s graduates! The ceremony will take place at Heritage Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, at 7:30pm, on May 10. Thirteen PRTS students will be awarded their theological degrees. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. His message, taken from 1 Timothy 1:3-5, will be “What are We Aiming for in Ministry?”

If you are unable to attend in person, you will be able to watch it live. Simply visit  http://heritagereformedgr.org/sermon/livestream/ five minutes before the start of the service or at any time during the ceremony. The graduation ceremony will start at 7:30 pm, May 10.


MDiv student, Eduardo Martorano, explains the benefits of la Biblia de Estudio Herencia Reformada (video en Español):


Interested in Learning Latin?

Dr. David Noe explains his approach to teaching Latin here at PRTS. Watch this short video to find out why you should consider learning Latin.

This class, beginning August 26, 2019 (D.v.), will occur throughout the fall semester every Monday and Wednesday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm (EST), and can be taken either on campus or as a distance ed class (via live-streaming).

If interested, apply as a “Visiting Student” at https://prts.edu/future-students/apply-now/ (be sure to select the “Visiting Student” application). Tuition is $250/credit, plus a $75 distance ed fee if taken from a distance.

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New England Fall Tour

Do not miss the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary tour this Fall in beautiful New England. Visit Reformed, Puritan, and Pilgrim sites. Full details can be found here: https://bookings.wittetravel.com/tour/6167