A Solid Foundation for Lives of Service.

Calvin Theological Seminary has been challenging and equipping ministers since 1876. A holistic approach nurtures minds, hearts, hands, and relationships. Calvin’s curriculum integrates solidbiblical, theological, and ministry perspectives for a strong foundation and effective ministry.

Calvin Seminary also offers theological training and continuing education for CRC ministry positions around the world, supporting congregational pastors, evangelists, church planters, ministers of education, youth pastors, and specialized ministries not requiring ordination. The solid spiritual and theological footing our graduates receive equips them for a lifetime of relevant, world-changing service.

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  • Master of Divinity*
  • Master of Arts*
  • Master of Theological Studies*
  • Master of Theology
  • Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy*
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Certificate Programs*

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Planting Churches Behind Bars.

While a student at Calvin Theological Seminary, Rick Admiraal visited a prison and found his destiny. He was inspired as he listened to pastors from prison ministries describe their model of ministry. “We heard their stories, and heard how empowering it was for inmates. They’re not just ministered to, but they become servants of God, leaders in the church, active participants.”

Now, Rick is the Pastor of New Life Prison Church, a church plant within the Newton (Iowa) Correctional Facility. He hosts a weekly prayer group and Bible study. “People think of prison as a dark place, but it’s also a spiritually fruitful place, and that very much energizes me,” says Rick. “I felt a call from God not just to do ministry, but prison ministry, specifically.”