|INTRODUCING PROVIDENCE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY|
In short, the doctrinal reasons for Providence Theological Seminary can be summed up in The Three Phrases; New Covenant Theology (NCT); the Doctrines of Grace; and Baptist Ecclesiology
ABOUT PROVIDENCE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Providence Theological Seminary inaugurated resident night classes in Colorado Springs on September 4, 2007. A full curriculum was offered during the inaugural year of studies less the Biblical Languages. Instruction in the Biblical languages commenced with the fall semester of 2008. Beginning in 2013, Providence Theological Seminary transitioned to an online curriculum, and two years later in 2015, the seminary moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Franklin, TN.
| • Primary emphasis upon a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree for training gifted men for pastoral ministry
• Two bachelor level programs:
• Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div.) degree
• Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree
• A Diploma in Theological Studies (DTS)
• Audit specific courses.
|New Covenant Theology; Doctrines of Grace; Baptist Ecclesiology|
One of the greatest needs of the Church today is the teaching and proclamation of sound doctrine in the context of obeying the two greatest commandments: love of God and neighbor. The Apostle Paul charged Timothy to "be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15 ). In light of this apostolic exhortation and focus upon the ministry of the Church in carrying out the Great Commission, Providence Theological Seminary is committed to the training of scholar-saints to become preachers and teachers of the Word of God witnessed by personal holiness in life, both in word and deed.
|"The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains."
"The grandest discourse ever delivered is an ostentatious failure if the doctrine of the grace of God be absent from it."
"Sound teaching is the best protection from the heresies which ravage right and left among us."
"Brethren, if you are not theologians you are in your pastorates just nothing at all. You may be fine rhetoricians, and be rich in polished sentences; but without knowledge of the gospel, and aptness to teach it, you are but a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. Verbiage is too often the fig-leaf which does duty as a covering for theological ignorance."
*From Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Lectures to My Students