Grand Rapids Theological Seminary offers events throughout the year to serve the seminary community and the wider Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. We invite you to stay up-to-date with opportunities and seminary events for alumni, current students, and friends of both Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Cornerstone University.
Serving pastors, counselors, alumni, and area ministry leaders with opportunities for professional growth, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary hosts Talking Points each semester, offering annual seminars focused on fostering conversation about theology, culture, and vocation. Talking Points events engage critical issues relevant to theological thought and ministry practice through lectures, panel discussions and round table discussions.
In addition to Grand Rapids Theological Seminary faculty members, other regional and national figures serve as facilitators and presenters for these events.
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. Services are held in the Pirsig/DeBruyn Chapel located in Wood Seminary Building.
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary's chapel services provide opportunities to worship God as a graduate theological community, model Biblical preaching and interact with mission and parachurch representatives.
Thursday Evening Bible Class
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 in length. Several hundred individuals from the community attend each series, representing a variety of Christian denominations and ministries.
Intercultural Studies Lecture Series
GRTS offers an evening event each semester featuring a guest lecturer who addresses topics relevant to the study of multicultural topics from a theological and psychological perspective. The purpose of Intercultural Studies Lecture 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 racial/gender reconciliation.
Guest lecturers contribute knowledge to help people become more culturally informed and aware of what is needed to seek unity in the corporate body of Christ. 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.