There are many Theological Seminaries in North America. What makes the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary (CRTS) unique? Students who enter the Seminary need to exhibit good academic training in the original languages of Scripture. They also need to show commitment to the Word of God and the Three Forms of Unity (the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort). Students from the Canadian Reformed Churches and churches with whom the CanRC have ecclesiastical fellowship also need a good attestation from their local church which includes an assessment of suitability for the ministry. Therefore students entering into the Seminary need to have the ability and commitment to work effectively with the Word of God.
CRTS aims for the highest academic standards possible, while also focussing on the practical aspects of training to be a pastor and teacher. Our professors are outstanding: each professor is an experienced pastor and a good teacher. They all have doctoral degrees from fine institutions and are outstanding scholars in their field. It is not surprising that CRTS has made it possible for quite a number of our graduates to continue their studies at the doctoral level. Three of the professors received their Master of Divinity degree at our seminary and then continued in their studies elsewhere. This speaks highly of the excellent training at CRTS.
More important than even the quality of academic and practical training at our Seminary is the humble, grateful recognition that God has given us an authoritative, infallible and reliable Word. In our times, when there are so many assaults against the Scriptures, CRTS strives to train men to work with the infallible, reliant Word of God so that they can continue to bring the rich treasures of God to men and women, boys and girls throughout the world. The gospel “is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Just like Paul who wrote those words in Romans 1, our world needs those who have the ability and the passion to bring that Word eagerly to others. CRTS prepares students to do just that.
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110 West 27th Street
Hamilton, ON L9C 5A1
Gerhard H. Visscher, Principal Ph: 905-575-3688
Denomination: Canadian Reformed Churches
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 16 (15.2 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 5
Faculty Part-Time: 0
Comprehensive distance education program: no
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