Grand Rapids Theological Seminary hosts regular events each year for students, faculty, and others from the local community to participate together in worship, teaching and discussion. 


Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Cornerstone University partnered with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) to host the West Michigan Regional Conference on March 6-8, 2014. For more information about the conference, please click here


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. 

Talking Points

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary provides continuing education opportunities for students, alumni and area ministry leaders through Talking Points. With an event offered annually, 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 

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.

Intercultural Studies Lecture Series

GRTS offers an evening event in the fall and spring featuring a guest lecturer who addresses topics relevant to intercultural issues 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 issues of diversity. The guest lecturers combine recent scholarship with personal ministry experience to help people become more informed and aware of a variety of intercultural 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.