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.

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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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The Experience at GRTS

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is a resilient community students, staff and faculty from diverse cultural and denominational backgrounds. We place a high value on spiritual formation and seek to grow as followers of Christ. To this end, we welcome all our students into intentional community through programs and events designed to create unity and robust discussion of Scripture, ministry and our callings. We desire that all of our community inquire and explore in everything they do, both inside and outside the classroom.

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5,280 ministry residency hours were completed during the 2019-20 academic year.

When I began seminary, I had young children, a full-time job and more responsibilities than I should have taken on. Much of my growth came in learning how to focus my energy. And the lessons that I learned in my residency continue to help me every day.

Keoni Hughes (’17)

Chapel at GRTS

Historically, GRTS chapel services have taken place on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters and have been open to the public. For the Fall 2020 semester, chapel will look a little different.

More details to come.

To listen to audio recordings of past chapel messages, follow GRTS on SoundCloud.

Residency, Internship and Practicum Experiences

At GRTS, we believe it’s important to receive real-life ministry experience as a seminary student. Most GRTS programs require a residency, internship or practicum in the ministry or field of your choosing in accordance with program requirements. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in practical ministry settings and expand your experience and your understanding of your calling. Ministry residency is an ideal opportunity for those seeking a pastoral role at a church or nonprofit organization, and clinical mental health counseling students are required to complete 700 practicum/internship hours of counseling practice.

Ancient World of the Bible Study Tour

Each year, GRTS hosts a trip to Israel, Palestine and Jordan during J-Term. This is a unique opportunity to explore the ancient world of the Bible and better understand its geography, culture and history. This trip is available to all ministry students at GRTS as well as spouses and members of the GRTS community.

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Talking Points Conferences

Talking Points is an ongoing conversation about theology, culture and vocation. Beyond our annual conference, Talking Points is also a blog that features several guest writers. Throughout the year, Talking Points also holds seminars and is committed to developing and equipping leaders to serve in their unique contexts.

Academics

At GRTS, you’ll learn through robust inquiry. Learn more about our academic programs.

Admissions

We can’t wait to help you get started in your ministry calling. Learn more about admissions information.

Costs & Aid

A seminary education is a worthy and affordable investment. Learn more about financial aid.

Faculty

Our faculty are committed to continued scholarship and nurturing all of their students. Learn more about our faculty.

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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.