Review our statement of faith.

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary seeks applicants who demonstrate commitment to Christ and evidence the new birth, possess gifts for ministry and service, have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university and affirm the following doctrinal statement which is in common with the creeds of the early church, the confessions of the Reformation and all conservative Evangelical Christians.

This confessional commitment is required of students for admission, degree candidacy and graduation.

Confessional Statement

Cornerstone University affirms a core confession of convictions in common with the creeds of the early church, the confessions of the Reformation and all conservative Evangelical Christians.

Read the University Confession

Standards of Conduct

Students, by virtue of their enrollment, agree to live within the framework of the school's standards of conduct. While some may not have personal convictions concerning all of these standards, agreeing to them obligates the student to assume responsibility for honorable adherence to them while enrolled at the seminary. It should, of course, be understood that any behavior, either on campus or away, which indicates that a student has disregard for the spirit of the schools standards would be sufficient reason to ask him/her to withdraw from the school.

Students of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, agree to:

  1. Honor biblical teaching in order to maintain a right relationship with God, people, and creation. Exhibit integrity in academic pursuits, professional work, personal finances and relationships.
  2. Practice discernment in the areas of media and entertainment. Avoid behaviors clearly prohibited in Scripture including but not limited to drunkenness, immoral sexual behavior, lying, and stealing.
  3. Support Cornerstone University’s commitment to maintain an alcohol-free and tobacco-free campus. This means that the consumption of alcohol or use of tobacco will be prohibited in, on, and around all campus properties and at University events. Due to the public and personal health hazards posed by tobacco, students shall avoid the habitual use of tobacco.
  4. Actively participate in a local evangelical church.