For more than 200 years, The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) has been educating students who love the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word, equipping pastors for the ministry of the gospel and preparing others in the church for effective service in His Kingdom, all within the framework of the historic Reformed faith.
RPTS is a special place for many reasons. Among other things, all of our professors have significant pastoral experience. They have ministered in the church. And they continue to serve in churches as members of sessions and presbyteries, and providing regular pulpit supply. Classes are therefore taught from the perspective of pastors, not mere academicians, and we believe this is a significant advantage to students preparing for real life ministry.
The Seminary is, without apology, committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. We take seriously the awesome privilege and responsibility of proclaiming the historic Reformed faith with a special emphasis on the mediatorial Kingship of Christ over all of life.
The Biblical Counseling Institute (BCI) at RPTS is a unique, hands-on program designed to equip those who desire to serve His Kingdom by using scripture to help restore people to a right relationship with God. Extensive classroom theory is blended with a tremendous mix supervised counseling experience, prepares students for the challenges of counseling real people with real life struggles. The BCI is the only National Association of Nouthetic Counseling (NANC) certified training center in Western Pennsylvania.
Located in Pittsburgh, this diverse campus draws students from many different denominations from around the country and around the world.
Seminary training should do more than inform you about theology. It should transform you for ministry.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
7418 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Jerry F. O’Neill, President Ph: 412-731-6000
Dennis J. Prutow, Dean of Faculty Ph: 412-731-6000
Denomination: Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
Fall 2012 Data:
Enrollment: 106 (65 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 5
Faculty Part-Time: 23
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MTS with concentrations available in Biblical Counseling
D.Min. with concentrations in Biblical Counseling or Pastoral Ministry
Comprehensive distance education program: In Development