Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Enrolling in seminary is a big decision. There is a lot to consider as you weigh your options. At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we would love to walk that journey with you. We seek to be a place that will grow your biblical understanding, expand your theological framework and strengthen your faith walk. We want to hear your story, answer your questions and help you discern if GRTS is the right next step for you.

One of the best ways to begin is by visiting GRTS. We have both online and on-campus visit events. Both types give you the opportunity to meet our professors, explore programs, learn about our community and to see if GRTS is the place for you.

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Next Steps

We hope that you will prayerfully consider Grand Rapids Theological Seminary as your next step in pursuit of your calling. As a multi-denominational seminary located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we strive to bring a comprehensive education to each student–to meet them where they are at and speak into their story. Find out which personalized application process is right for you.

The diversity at GRTS has caused me to be slower to speak and quicker to listen. I’ve learned that my perspective is not always the majority nor is it the correct one. I’ve appreciated that element to my education here.

Timothy Bassett (M.A. ’19)

Things to Know

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is a graduate school that prepares biblically and culturally informed ministry leaders for service through Christ’s church. Learn more about our purpose and core values below.

Purpose of the Seminary

As a multidenominational seminary, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary exists to achieve six purposes:

  1. To advance biblical, theological and ministry knowledge and skill.
  2. To nurture theological, spiritual and leadership formation.
  3. To encourage the development of critical thinking and worldview formation governed by biblical teaching.
  4. To nurture a global ministry perspective.
  5. To enhance the cultural relevance of ministry practice within the bounds of a distinctively Christian theological framework.
  6. To encourage lifelong and collaborative learning.

Core Values

The Cornerstone Confession is our doctrinal statement as an academic institution. Students, staff, and faculty uphold the commitment to Scripture as the foundation of this confession.

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary enacts its mission on the basis of eight core values.

Biblical Worldview

We engage theological education from a high view of biblical authority, with appreciation for the flow of the biblical story and a commitment to exegete the whole Bible in its original languages.

Spiritual Transformation

We understand and pursue ongoing spiritual transformation as a communal redemptive process of growth in faith, which is fostered by knowledge of the Word of God and expressed in character development, ethical transformation and greater love for God and people.

Critical Thinking

We believe critical thinking requires a strong commitment to scholarship, engagement with diverse viewpoints and appreciation for the tension of ideas associated with the developmental process.

Christ’s Church

We exist to serve Christ and His worldwide church as partners in the development of ministry leaders through a variety of formal and non-formal means.

Disciplinary Integration

We nurture skillful integration of the theological disciplines to foster holistic growth in theory and practice while affirming the value of specialization in a theological discipline.

Lifelong Collaborative Learning

We foster a disciplined approach to life-long learning and view it as a shared journey with others.

Cross-Cultural Understanding

We affirm cross-cultural interdependence with the diverse cultures and perspectives of the world and recognize the importance of cultural exegesis and sensitivity for effective ministry.

Diverse Community

We value an academic community which includes men and women of diverse ethnic, socio-economic and Christian theological traditions.

Accreditation

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we hold steadfast to uncompromising Christ-like values in everything we do. We are dedicated to offering a quality graduate seminary education. That is why we are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.

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Each member of our admissions team is equipped with knowledge and expertise to provide you with a way forward. We will set you up with a counselor who is committed to helping you grow spiritually and intellectually. Together, we will find the best path for you.

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MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.