Our Mission & Beliefs
Foundational to the character and mission of the seminary is its identity as a confessionally Reformed institution. Each faculty member, together with the ecclesiastical leaders of the seminary’s supporting and governing denominations (the Heritage Reformed Congregations and Free Reformed Churches of North America), subscribe the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith as expressed in the Ecumenical Creeds, and the teaching of the Reformed faith as expressed in the Three Forms of Unity (The Belgic Confession, 1561; the Heidelberg Catechism, 1563; and the Canons of Dort, 1618-1619) and the Westminster Standards of the 1640s. From these sources flow our Reformed perspective, our value system, our motivation for ministry, and our curricular emphases.
PRTS is convinced that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written are God's inerrant Word inspired by His Spirit and therefore are the only, sufficient, and infallible authority for faith and practice.
With the Spirit's blessing and help, PRTS is dedicated to serving Christ and His kingdom by teaching its graduates to articulate confessional Reformed theology on exegetical, biblical, and theological grounds.
PRTS embraces and upholds the Reformed faith as embodied in the Three Forms of Unity and Westminster Standards. As each faculty member subscribes these confessions, it is to be expected that all instruction accord with these confessional standards.
" Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary strives to be a catalyst for defining, inspiring, promoting, and defending the Christian faith around the globe through its graduates and faculty. "
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary began in 1995 with the acceptance of four seminary students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations (HRC). Classes officially commenced on August 9, 1995, under the leadership of our president, Dr. Joel R. Beeke. When we first opened, the vision of PRTS was to provide a high quality, four-year seminary program for men accepted by the HRC to train for pastoral ministry.View our full history
PRTS is committed to providing a rigorous education, and therefore seeks accreditation from various institutions. As of February 2014, PRTS has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), the highest accrediting body for theological schools in North America.Learn more