Here are just a few of the opportunities for alumni, current students and friends of GRTS to stay involved in our seminary community.
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary provides continuing education opportunities for students, alumni and area ministry leaders through Talking Points. With an event offered each fall and spring semester, Talking Points engages critical issues relevant to theological thought and ministry practice through lectures, panel discussions and round table discussions. GRTS faculty and other regional and national figures serve as facilitators and presenters for these events.
Thursday Evening Bible Class (TEBC)
Annually, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary offers the community a Fall Bible teaching series through the Thursday Evening Bible Class. These biblical lectures are delivered by faculty of the seminary and typically run from 8-12 weeks. Several hundred individuals from the community attend each series, representing a variety of Christian denominations and associations.
Women's Studies Lecture Series
Annually, GRTS offers an evening event featuring a guest lecturer who addresses topics relevant to the study of women and gender roles from a theological and psychological perspective. The purpose of this series is to provide a forum where students, faculty and friends of GRTS can engage in an open dialogue about the connection between Christian worldview and gender reconciliation. The guest lecturers contribute sound information to help people become more informed and aware of identity issues for women and how all individuals can seek unity regarding these issues. Each of these evening events involves a lecture followed by a Q & A, and concludes with a dessert buffet to provide a time of fellowship.
The chapel experience is central to the life of the GRTS community. The seminary provides one chapel session per week for faculty and student participation. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary chapel provides opportunities to worship God as a graduate theological community, model Biblical preaching and interact with mission and parachurch representatives.
Named in honor of its founder and former GRTS New Testament professor, the Carl B. Hoch, Jr. Book Room provides GRTS and the Cornerstone University community with the finest resources for biblical, theological, and ministry scholarship.
Seminary textbooks and supplemental theological literature is available at competitive rates. The Book Room is located in the Wood Seminary building and operates according to a posted time schedule.