Calvin Theological Seminary offers many ways for you to build your faith through lifelong learning. We structure these opportunities to bring worship, learning, and fellowship together to stimulate your intellect, enhance your ministry skills, and nourish your spirit.
In addition to the lectures and conferences outlined here, there are two ways that you can engage in course-style learning without entering a degree program at Calvin Seminary:
You can register for regular courses as a visitor. Many courses are open to visitors for a fee of $48/credit hour or $97/credit hour for auditors (for 2018-2019). Click to see courses open to visitors for Spring 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive registration information.
You can also learn through one of our online resources. The fee is $121 for one year of access (for 2018-2019). If you are interested in one of the online resources below, you can register for online resources here. Registering will give you access to our Canvas system, this is where you will be able to view the videos. An email with login instructions will be sent to you. (If you have questions, you can send an email to email@example.com)
These videos will demonstrate how each book of the Bible finds its focus in Jesus Christ. And because believers are being conformed to the likeness of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, the videos will also demonstrate how each book of the Bible has continuing relevance today for individual believers and for the church as a whole. When you have completed these videos, your own understanding of the Christ-centeredness of the Bible will be greatly enhanced. You’ll be able to lead a person to Christ from anywhere in the Bible! You’ll also have an excellent framework on which to hang all the rest of your biblical studies. The main textbook for your reference is Michael Williams’s How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture (Zondervan, 2012).
These resources guide users all the way from the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and pronunciation to the reading and comprehension of Old Testament texts. Resources include instructional videos, lesson summaries, vocabulary audio files, guided exercises and labs, and quizzes. The textbook is Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar by Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt.
Digital Bible Tools
These materials introduce students to using digital tools for studying Scripture: exploring the text in its original language, finding resources for deeper enrichment, and establishing a lifelong process for preparing to teach and preach.
Christian Reformed Church Polity
This educational resource is intended for leaders in the Christian Reformed Church, especially those appointed to positions such as stated clerks, church visitors, and synodical deputies, but is open to any church leaders. The series is self-directed and consists of brief videos on a number of topics and sections of the CRC’s Church Order, as well as discussion boards and opportunities to ask the professor questions in general, or privately about specific situations. You can choose the sections that apply to your interests or needs, but for those interested in learning more, the resource provides a review of the entire Church Order. For this course, registration allows for unlimited access to the resource.
Foundations: Creeds and Reformed Confessions
This resource introduces Reformed theology through a study of creeds (Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed), confessions (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort), and contemporary testimonies and declarations (Contemporary Testimony, Belhar Confession).