Theological School of the
Protestant Reformed Churches in America
4949 Ivanrest Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
NOTE: The Seminary now has a new driveway entrance
off Scenic River Dr.,
just south of the old drive on Ivanrest. Turn west on Scenic River and enter at the new sign.
Phone: 616-531-1490 ~ Fax: 616-531-3033
Charles Terpstra, Registrar (email@example.com)
Judi Doezema, Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace
that is in Christ Jesus.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:1,2
Special Issue of The Standard Bearer (Jan.15, 2006)
devoted to the PR Theological School
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“The majesty of God is too high to be scaled by mere mortals, who creep like worms on the earth.” (John Calvin, Institutes)
|A quick glance at the Seminary building||Description of Seminary courses and requirements|
|Learn about our professors and their labors||Read the Seminary's Theological Journal|
|A look at our current student body||Writings & speeches of past & present professors|
|Info on our Registrar/Librarian & Secretary||Listen to sermons by our PR ministers & professors|
The 2015-16 Faculty and Students
Key to picture:
Front row (l-r): Profs.R.Cammenga, B.Gritters, R.Dykstra
Second row (l-r): Sems. Brian Feenstra (Hope PRC, Grand Rapids), Nathan Price (SW PRC), Aaron Lim (Covenant ERC, Singapore)
Third row: (l-r) Sems. Matt Kortus (Faith PRC), Joe Holstege (SE PRC), Jacob Maatman (SW PRC), Jon Langerak (SW PRC), David Noorman (Faith PRC)
Back row: (l-r) Sems. Matt DeBoer (Hudsonville PRC), Darren Vink (First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI), Stephan Regnerus (Doon IA PRC/Grace PRC), Justin Smidstra (Hudsonville PRC)
Latest Seminary Notices (January 2016)
2nd semester classes began on Wednesday, Jan.20. Once again the Seminary is inviting those who are interested to attend selected classes this semester. The classes that are open to auditors the second semester are the following: Medieval Church History and Reformed Symbols (a study of the nature of confessions and the HC and BC) by Prof. R.Dykstra; Dogmatics (Soteriology - study of doctrine of salvation), and New Testament History (Passion Week through the missionary journeys of Paul) by Prof. R.Cammenga. If you are interested in attending any of these classes, please call the Seminary at (616) 531-1490 to find what times they meet (or check the class schedule below).
The Seminary Interim is now completed (Jan.4-13). Prof.B. Gritters taught a new course this year - Reformed Christian Ethics.
At the conclusion of the Interim class, Prof.R. Cammenga and all of the students traveled to Southern California to attend the Westminster Seminary conference on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit (see picture below). They also enjoyed a few outings to sites in the area, and stayed the weekend in Redlands, CA where they enjoyed fellowship with the members of our Hope PRC there (cf. picture below).
Westminster Conference, Escondido, CA group picture
Group picture on one of the S.California outings
On Thursday (Dec.10, 2015), Prof. R.Dykstra and Prof. R.Cammenga were sent by the Contact Committee to the Philippines in order to meet with the three churches which have federated as the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines (PRCP). This purpose of this visit is to equip the PRC Contact Committee with the ability to give advice to Synod 2016 in response to the request of this denomination to become sister-churches with the PRCA. They held meetings with the consistories of the PRCP in order to discuss these matters on Thursday (Dec. 17) and Sunday (Dec. 20). They also preached in four different churches in the Metro Manila area on the two Sundays they were there, and spoke at the 7M classes held on Tuesday Dec.15. They returned December 21. For an update on this visit and labors, visit the Kleyn's blog.
The faculty announces that two more students have been licensed to speak a word of edification in the churches - Juniors Brian Feenstra (Hope PRC, Grand Rapids) and Jonathan Langerak (SW PRC, Wyoming, MI). PRC Consistories should contact the rector of the Seminary, Prof.R. Dyktsra, for scheduling these men as well as the others. We rejoice with these young men in this licensure.
The latest PRT Journal is now available! The November 2015 issue (vol.49, #1) is back from the printer and will be mailed Thanksgiving weekend. But the digital (pdf) version is available to our readers now. Visit the Journal page and find it featured on the top.
Prof.R. Cammenga gave a public lecture on a Reformed evaluation of theistic evolution in Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, Mi on October 9, 2015. You may find that lecture on the special website SW PRC produced for that lecture and subsequent Q&As.
Did you know that some of the Seminary courses that were taught in 2014-2015 are now being re-taught in the Philippines - by means of videos?
Our missionary there (Revs.D.Kleyn conducts regular classes with ministers in the Manila area, and in February of 2015 started using the videos from Prof.B.Gritters' Fall 2014 course on Catechistics (how to teach catechism to covenant youth) in these "7M meetings" (see picture below).
And now he has added Prof.R.Cammenga's classes on Anthropology (doctrine of man) from this past semester. Our missionary testifes to the great value of using these Seminary videos in this class.
For other Seminary news, visit the
section on the PRCA website.
For other Seminary news, visit the Seminary section on the PRCA website.
2015-16 2nd Semester
Schedule/Calendar (Cf. the Google
calendar below also.)
2015-16 2nd Semester Schedule/Calendar (Cf. the Google calendar below also.)
Special Seminary Notices
The Seminary-sponsored Conference commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism was held the weekend of October 17-19, 2013 at Hudsonville PRC. For all the news, pictures, and links to the speeches from this wonderful conference, visit this "Seminary News" page on the PRCA website. For videos of the conference speeches, visit the Seminary's YouTube channel. And, for the full text of the speeches, see our latest PR Theological Journal, which features three of the HC lectures.