Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an educational institution whose mission is to prepare students to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary aims that such training be God-glorifying and be in accord with the Scriptures and historic Reformed creeds. We believe that this purpose is well-served by providing theological instruction and training that develops knowledge and skills as well as the personal piety and Christian character that is essential for faithful Christian ministry.
We are committed to the conviction that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written are God's inerrant Word inspired by His Spirit and therefore are the only, sufficient, and infallible authority for faith and practice. The English translation used by the faculty for instruction in the classroom is the King James Version.
Foundational to the character and mission of the seminary is its identity as a confessionally Reformed institution. Each faculty member, the seminary as an institution, and its supporting and governing denominations, Heritage Reformed Congregation, and Free Reformed Churches, subscribe to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith as expressed in the Ecumenical Creeds and to the teaching of the Reformed faith as expressed in the Three Forms of Unity (The Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort) and the Westminster Standards of the 1640s. From these sources flow our Reformed perspective, our value system, our motivation for ministry, and our curricular emphases.