Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fall Explore GPTS 2017 Event Set for September

Is the Lord calling you to ministry? Are you looking for a seminary for solid biblical training?

Please consider accepting our invitation for the Explore GPTS Fall 2017 open house for prospective students. This is your opportunity of tour our campus, attend classes and chapel, engage with faculty, meet students and alumni and explore our beautiful community of Greenville, S.C. It's all free. Go here to RSVP.

What separates a GPTS education from that of other Reformed seminaries? That was among the questions raised when fifteen prospective students visited Greenville Seminary for our annual spring Explore GPTS Open House.

The men and their wives had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with faculty members who fielded a host of questions on topics such as the pros and cons of resident vs. distance learning studies; the scope of intensive classes; international student requirements; the GPTS emphasis on preaching; the benefits of a four-year program at GPTS vs. three years at other seminaries; and how might a prospective student prepare for Greek and Hebrew studies.

Regarding the key question seeking comparisons between GPTS and other seminaries, Dr. Ryan McGraw, professor of systematic theology, provided an answer which we believe reflects the long-standing consensus of the faculty. He later summarized it this way:
"Just over 50 years ago, there were very few options for Reformed theological education. I praise the Lord for what he has done since then. While we believe that the education we offer at GPTS is distinctive and valuable to the church, we do not want to denigrate the work of others. As Reformed Christians, we must be narrow in our convictions while remaining broad in our affections. Rather than merely comparing ourselves with others, we aim to labor prayerfully in dependence on the Spirit in order to excel in what we do in training gospel ministers. As Paul exhorted the Corinthians to excel in their gifts for the edification of the church (1 Cor. 14:12), so we desire to work through the church and for the church with all our hearts, minds, souls, and strength."
For a detailed understanding of Greenville Seminary's "distinctives," see our web site here.

Panel discussion with faculty

Prospective student luncheon

Getting acquainted with students and faculty

Campus tour

If you have questions about our program, e-mail us at or call (864) 322-2717. You may also use the form below.