We are a fully functioning residential confessional Reformed Baptist Seminary – the first of its kind in history, rooted and grounded in the doctrine and practice of the Word of God as reflected in the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. This is the confession of our faith and a summary and just exhibition of the system of doctrine and religious belief which we believe is contained in the Holy Scripture, and therein revealed by God to man for his salvation.
We have a strong relationship with the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America and believe that an association of churches is the best method for cooperation in many areas, including ministerial training (this is at the heart of ARBCA’s convictions, directly expressed as a founding purpose). This seminary reflects the doctrine and practice of this association as a whole, and we believe this will allow for the proper balance of unity and diversity among our churches.
Serving Baptist Churches
Serving not only Reformed Baptist churches internationally (We have already taught courses in Quebec, England, Ukraine, Zambia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Far East), but also the broader Calvinistic Baptist movement, and local Baptist or Baptistic churches, our goal is to bring students from around the globe to study at our school and return to their churches prepared to further the cause of Christ.
The Need for This Seminary
The need for a confessional Reformed Baptist seminary is demonstrated by several factors based on foundational scriptural truths: the church must be actively involved in the spread of the Gospel (Matt. 28:18-20); the ascended Christ gives ministerial gifts to His churches (Eph. 4:11) for growth and edification; the Word of God commands Christian ministers to active involvement in the training of their successors (2 Tim. 2:2).
In order for the faith to continue, it is necessary that men be equipped to teach the next generation. The first 60 years of the modern Reformed Baptist movement have provided a solid foundation. We must ensure that the next 60 years move the story forward. There are wonderful opportunities before us.
As a confessional seminary, we strictly subscribe to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. This is the doctrinal standard of the Institute, the confession of our faith, and a summary and just exhibition of that system of doctrine and religious belief which we believe is contained in the Holy Scripture.
Knowledge & Experience
This Seminary is built upon a wealth of knowledge and experience. Over 18 years in other confessional seminary environments, in addition to the traditional academic pursuits, we have witnessed many aspects of administration, been engaged in conversations about curriculum structure, accreditation, and observed various fund-raising methods. We have an extensive set of contacts with a wealth of experience who enthusiastically support our stand-alone seminary.
The Seminary is committed to assisting Reformed Baptist churches, and others, in preparing men for the Gospel ministry. It will serve a global constituency, offering the Master of Divinity degree, providing robust academic preparation in the necessary theological and ministerial disciplines. Employing a three-fold strategy of lecture-based courses, internships, and apprenticeships, it will graduate men ready to serve in churches around the world.
Affiliations & Practices
We have secured all necessary affiliations for practices in administration, being governed by a Board of Trustees, a President, and other administrators. We employ a faculty consisting of academically qualified men who also have significant pastoral experience (all of whom subscribe to the confessional standard of the Seminary). This combination of scholar-pastors will have a powerful impact on students, and ensure a balanced Biblical training model. The need for a confessional Reformed Baptist seminary is demonstrated by several factors based on foundational scriptural truths: the church must be actively involved in the spread of the Gospel (Matt. 28:18-20); the ascended Christ gives ministerial gifts to His churches (Eph. 4:11) for growth and edification; the Word of God commands Christian ministers to active involvement in the training of their successors (2 Tim. 2:2).