Study to shew thyself approved unto God. II Tim. 2:15
November 2022 PRTS News
Resolved to Stand for, Teach, and Proclaim the Gospel of Sovereign, Particular, Covenantal Grace
The PRTS Fall 2022 Journal Is Available! Read the Blog to Learn More
As we enter the month of November in West Michigan, the PRTS continues its new year of theological and pastoral training. The first semester is over the halfway point and later this month will be our annual Thanksgiving break (Nov.24-25).
We praise the Lord of covenant faithfulness for enabling us to carry on with the 98th year of training ministers of the gospel for the PRC and our sister churches.
"But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD."
Our professors and students also keep busy with labors in local churches, preaching and teaching, pastoral work, serving on denominational committees, writing and editing magazines and journals.
This month will also include the second round of Practice Preaching for the students - a key part of their training. Pray for them as they prepare and deliver their second sermons this semester.
The seminary is open daily (M-F, 8-5), including the library and bookstore. Staff is available by phone or email if you have any special needs.
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The Protestant Reformed Churches in America (PRCA) have endured a serious controversy and schism in the last few years, and some have charged her with departing from her distinctive Reformed history and heritage.
But God has preserved us in the truth of the gospel of His Son, humbling us and causing us to renew our commitment to the defense and proclamation of sovereign, particular saving grace and His unconditional covenant of grace in Jesus Christ.
That holds true for the PRC Seminary as well. Our professors have stood firm in the battle (both active and emeritus) and are committed to upholding - even developing - the doctrines that mark us as Protestant Reformed. The glorious heritage of the Reformed faith according to God's infallible Word and the great Christian and Reformed creeds our men are resolved to defend, teach, and proclaim.
And that means training men to bring that gospel to the church and to the world, which is also her and its great need in our day.
Stand with us and pray for us as we continue this mission in faithfulness to the Lord.
The PRC is also in deep need of ministers of the Word, both for the established congregations and for the mission fields.
Won't you make this part of your prayers on our behalf? And encourage your sons and grandsons to consider seriously God's call to the ministry of His Word.
The November 2022 issue makes for valuable and profitable reading! The new issue features articles by Prof. Griess, Kuiper (seminary history, chap.2), Prof. Gritters (introduction to an old article by Herman Hoeksema and a book review article), plus numerous book reviews.
If you would like a print copy and/or wish to be added to our mailing list (for a digital copy too), send us a note.
To learn about the content of this latest issue, read this blog post on the website.
Don't forget to pay attention to the PRTS blog! A variety of notices and posts on various subjects appear there, such as the articles from the PRTS Journal and other writings and speeches of our professors and pastors.
Also, don't forget to visit the seminary's YouTube channel, where you will find classes and speeches by the PRTS professors.
Introducing the PRC Seminary
Our Seminary is dedicated to preserve and develop the truth of the Word of God and to provide an education in this truth in all branches of theology. More specifically, the seminary maintains this truth as it has been historically maintained since the time of the great Protestant Reformation, especially the Reformation of John Calvin. These principles and truths of the Calvin Reformation form the heart of all the instruction offered.
ABOUT the PRC and HER SEMINARY
The Protestant Reformed Churches have from the very beginning recognized the need for a theological school in which men could be prepared for the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The establishment of a separate seminary was closely connected with the reasons for the organization of the Protestant Reformed Churches.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADMISSIONS POLICY
If your desire is to preach and teach the biblical gospel and to lead and pastor God's people according to His Word, consider being trained in our theological seminary.
Explore our extensive online library catalog, which is ever growing. The seminary library has over 22,000 resources, with a focus on historic Reformed theology, Reformation (and Dutch) church history, biblical studies, and practical theology. But all Christian traditions are represented, as well as teachings outside of historic Christianity.