New Brunswick Seminary began in 1784, when the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church—now known as the Reformed Church in America—elected a New York pastor named John Henry Livingston (1746-1825) to be its “professor.” His task was to prepare students to become the Reformed Church’s ministers of the Word.
As a seminary with a Reformed tradition, New Brunswick has continually redesigned its programs to meet the challenges of a changing world and community and church. Come and change with us!
Our programs offer training for the religious professional and the layperson who wish to grow in knowledge and faith, strengthen their spirit, and provide transformational leadership.
Regardless of your path at NBTS, your destination is not only a degree but an opportunity to grow in faith and witness as you continue to live out the call of God in your life.
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Student Services at NBTS includes a broad range of services to support your academic and spiritual growth while studying at Seminary. These services include: New Student Orientation, Community Building, Disability Support, Financial Aid/ Scholarships, Housing, Campus Safety and Security, International Student Support, Student Organizations, Health and Wellness, Career Services, and Health Insurance.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary has housing options available for full-time matriculated students who are interested in living within walking distance from the Seminary.
The library’s collection contains over 160,000 bound volumes and nearly 300 current periodical titles. The circulating collection is especially rich in Biblical studies, theology, Reformed Church studies, and church and denominational histories. New resources relating to ministry in the African-American, Asian, and Hispanic contexts are regularly added as well.
The new NBTS Building in New Brunswick, New Jersey has been completed and was officially dedicated on October 31, 2014. The new 30,000 square foot structure includes a chapel, classrooms, dining area, offices and conference facilities, and provides greater support for our students and faculty, now and for years to come.
Our New York campus is located at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. The partnership with St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences remains strong, with an agreement for classroom space and student access to an increased number of St. John’s Theology Department online courses, including Pastoral Care and Counseling, Bible courses, as well as additional elective classes.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) has a number of student organizations, with the Student Society of Inquiry and Ministry (SSIM) serving as the umbrella organization. SSIM is a multi-cultural student governing body for all students on both campuses of NBTS. Other groups include the Association of Black Seminarians (AOBS), and the Korean Student Organization (KOSAN), and the Association of Hispanic Kingdom Builders (AHKB). Student organizations work together to support and promote growth in each other and to celebrate the diversity of the entire student body.
Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
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