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PRC Theological Seminary

Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

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Wyoming, MI 49418

Phone: 616-531-1490 ~ Fax: 616-531-3033

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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


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 Special Notes (September 2018):

  • Seminary Convocation was held Wednesday, September 5, at Providence PRC. Prof. Gritters spoke on Acts 20:24 "None of these things move me..."  For more on this event, including pictures, visit this webpage.

  • Seminary classes began on Wednesday, August 29. Besides our seniors (Matt K. and Jacob M. - internships), we will have two other seminary students this year: third-year student Josiah Tan and first-year student Marcus Wee, both from our sister church in Singapore, Covenant ERC. In addition, four young men will be taking different levels of pre-seminary Greek from Profs. R. Dykstra and B. Gritters at the seminary.

  • The internships of Seminarians Matt Kortus and Jacob Maatman began officially on Sunday July 1. Sem. Kortus is interning at Trinity PRC under Rev. N. Decker and his Council. Sem. Maatman is interning at Hudsonville PRC under Rev. G. Eriks and his Council. The internship program runs from July 1 to December 31.
  • The PRC Synod 2018 took a decision urging “the churches and the pastors in particular in their public prayers to pray the Lord of the harvest for able, faithful, and devoted pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11) for us and our children, as well as for the gathering of the elect out of the nations (Matthew 28:19).” A number of ministers are nearing the age of emeritation, and the number of students in the seminary at this time will not be sufficient to fill the upcoming needs of our churches either in our own congregations or in the work of missions. Please remember this urgent need in your prayers and encourage young men whom you observe to have the gifts to consider the ministry.

  • The Spring 2018 issue of the PRT Journal is now available. If you would like to receive a print copy and are not on our mailing list, contact the seminary. The pdf version is also still available for free download. Visit this page to find out the contents and begin reading.

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  • The Seminary faculty along with Trinity PRC Evangelism Committee are working on plans for a Spring 2019 conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great Synod of Dordt, 1618-19-2018-19. The following announcement is now being publicized:

    Dordt 400: Trinity PRC is hosting a 3-day conference for the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordt on April 25-27.   Mark your calendars and visit our website at dordt400.org

    The Dordt 400 Conference includes a Writing Contest with great prizes.  If you are looking for a way to use your writing skills, visit our website at dordt400.org and start working on your essay.



QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Luther compared his exegetical method to a husbandman gathering fruit from a fruit tree: "First, I shake the whole tree, that the ripest fruit may fall.  Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch, and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf."  (Martin Luther)

Don Doezema Thanked for Service to Seminary and PRC

In connection with Synod's expression of thanks to Mr.Don Doezema for his many years (over 25!) of service to the PRC Seminary (registrar, etc.) and churches (Stated Clerk of Synod, etc.) during their Thursday session (June 13), the Theological School Committee thanked Mr.Doezema publicly at the Seminary graduation program Thursday evening and presented him with a gift of a new camera. Quite surprised by the attention, Mr.Doezema did make it to the podium to express gratitude for the privilege of serving the Seminary community and the churches for so many years.

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2013 Seminary Commencement: Erik Guichelaar Graduates

On Thursday evening, June 13 the Protestant Reformed Seminary held its 2013 commencement exercises in the Hudsonville (MI) PRC. Having completed his examination before Synod earlier that day, Candidate Erik Guichelaar (Wingham, ON) received his diploma for completing the regular course of studies in the PR Theological School. Prof.Barrett Gritters delivered the address, speaking on "A Confessional Ministry", calling the brother to carry on a ministry of preaching and teaching grounded in the Scriptures as summed in the historic Christian and Reformed creeds of the church. Special music was privided by Jim Noorman, who sang "Sheep May Safely Graze", accompanied by his wife Faith. A time of refreshments and fellowship was held afterward in the church's fellowship hall. To view the program fror the evening, see the attached pdf.

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2013 Seminary Graduation

ProfBG2012Seminary Graduation: The graduation ceremonies for Mr. Erik Guichelaar will take place, God willing, on Thursday evening, June 13, at 7:30 PM, at Hudsonville PRC.  Prof. B.Gritters will be speaking on "A Confessional Ministry." Please join the faculty, Theological School Committee, the 2013 Synodical delegates, and friends and family of Mr. Guichelaar in celebrating this important event in the churches!

Sem.Josh Engelsma's 2013 Internship

JoshE2013The Consistory of Peace PRC (Lansing IL) has approved a request from the faculty of the seminary that the Consistory and Pastor oversee the internship of Seminarian Joshua Engelsma. The Lord willing Seminarian Engelsma, his wife Courtney, and children Calvin and Charlotte, will be part of our congregation’s life and fellowship from July 1 to December 31. We look forward to welcoming the Engelsma family into our midst.

Heidelberg Catechism Writing Contest

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Attention writers who love the Heidelberg Catechism: A writing contest sponsored by the Protestant Reformed Seminary will be part of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of this beautiful confession this coming fall. Generous prizes will be awarded to excellent papers on assigned topics submitted by writers in five different age categories, including a category for adult writers this time. For more information, please visit the new website set up by Hudsonville PRC, the host church for the celebration in the fall of 2013. Don't delay; the due date for all contest entries is Friday, June 28.

PR Scholarship Fund Essay Competition

Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2013 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31st.

Prof.R.Cammenga Completes ThM Degree

CammengaRonaldProf. R.Cammenga has successfully completed all requirements for his Th.M. degree including an oral defense of his thesis, and will graduate from Calvin Seminary on May 18, 2013. Hearty congratulations to him on this accomplishment!

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