Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary was born in May of 1995,with classes officially commencing in August, 1995. Students of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregations and the Free Reformed Churches attend for their theological training; students outside of these denominations are accepted on the basis of adherence to the Three Forms of Unity or the Westminster Standards, and meeting the basic admissions requirements.
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is distinctive because of its Reformed, experiential emphasis and its academy model of education. Ministry in the church of Jesus Christ—whether it be preaching, teaching, counseling, or administration—must be theologically informed. Therefore, our seminary strives to fully equip students for a variety of forms of gospel ministry, always remembering that the Holy Spirit’s unction and blessing is requisite to make men “able ministers of the New Testament.” Several seminaries in North America today teach Reformed doctrine, but few such institutions have a deep respect for Reformed, experiential preaching...in dependency on the Holy Spirit, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary trains men who are called by God to be pastors and feel kinship with this Reformed, experiential emphasis in preaching.