New Brunswick Theological Seminary

New Brunswick Campus
17 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ, 08901

New Brunswick Theological Seminary

New Brunswick Theological Seminary was the first seminary in North America having been founded in 1784. It is a teaching institution of the Reformed Church in America, and called by God to be a servant of the whole church of Jesus Christ.

The seminary is still first in many areas: it represents the diversity of the church and world today having students from differing ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Its students represent denominational, ethnic, and gender diversity as each prepares for ministry within an ecumenical environment. The graduate leaves better prepared to translate their calling and gifts into faithful Christian ministry within diverse world.

New Brunswick welcomes both residential and commuter students and is the institution of choice for those who want an excellent seminary education, a flexible academic schedule in a commutable location, and the sustenance of a spiritually rich community. Students come to this seminary bearing gifts of significant experience and training in medicine, law, criminal justice, education, finance, administration, politics, and other disciplines. The majority of students are mid-career and attend classes part time, more than half are people of color, and more than half are women. Baptist, Reformed and Presbyterian, African Methodist Episcopal, Pentecostal, and non-denominational students comprise the majority of the students. The Seminary has a commitment to urban ministry in a pluralistic world.

Class work is offered on two campuses: New Brunswick, New Jersey, (in the heart of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) and St. John's University in Jamaica/Queens, New York.

The Faculty of New Brunswick Theological Seminary is increasingly diverse in gender, ethnicity, denominational background, and training. A blending of high standards in traditional academics and in community analysis and public theology rests upon a foundation of an action-reflection model of theological engagement. Committed to excellence in ministry, the Faculty teaches with passion and creativity, encourages active critical thinking, and practices ongoing self-reflection in its work together and with students. The transforming nature of living together in diversity expresses itself in scholarship, in the classroom, and in student advisement.

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