Warmest greetings from Chafer Theological Seminary!
We extend a hearty welcome as you investigate CTS.
We hold a high view of scripture’s inspiration and are committed to plain interpretation of God’s Word. Thus our biblical theology holds to the sufficiency of scripture, the freeness of God’s grace, and sees the distinctive roles in God’s plan for Israel and the Church.
CTS will equip you to study, preach, and teach from the original languages of the Bible, thus fully preparing you for a lifetime of effective ministry. May the Lord bless your efforts to discover the best school for future ministry.
Our Distinctives include:
We adopt a consistent, literal (historical, grammatical, and contextual) hermeneutic in every portion of Scripture.
Emphasis on Greek and Hebrew Exegesis
We share the deep conviction that teaching the Word of God itself builds believers in the faith for fruitful service. Therefore, Greek and Hebrew exegesis is foundational to our school’s educational program.
As a result of our literal hermeneutic, we are dispensational; i.e., we believe that Israel and the Church are distinct entities and that God’s purpose in history is doxological.
The Sufficiency of Scriptures
We believe in the complete adequacy of Scripture, for in it God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. We hold, therefore, that the Word of God by itself is sufficient to prepare a person for a lifetime of effective ministry.
The Freeness of God’s Grace
We hold fast to free grace–the view that God saves mankind by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. No works before, during, or after the moment of initial faith in Christ contribute anything to the free gift of forgiveness and eternal life that one receives through faith in Jesus Christ. The absence of good works during or after the moment of faith subtracts nothing from one’s eternal position in Christ. However, good works determine whether one will receive eternal rewards.
Accreditation: Not Accredited
Address: PO Box 93580, Albuquerque, NM 87199
Admissions email: email@example.com
Vice President: none
Chancellor: Dr. George Meisinger
Approved degrees: Masters of Biblical Studies and Masters of Theology
Affiliate locations: Distance learning available
Extension campuses: Distance learning available
Comprehensive distance ed program (Y/N): MBS, yes. The ThM not in its entirety, but soon will be.
Fall 2013 Data
Full-time faculty: 0
Part-time faculty: 12