The North American
Dr. John Frame
The internet age has opened up new possibilities for theological education. While the traditional seminary continues to play an important role, bringing students together in a community with Christian scholars, there are exciting alternatives for those who for financial or other reasons cannot enter a formal academic program. Seminary level courses are now offered for free on the internet. One source of such courses I am pleased to recommend is The North American Reformed Seminary. Their material is Reformed and high quality. It is a useful source of continuing education for church officers and lay people alike, and it can be used in conjunction with church supervision to prepare people for ministry.
The Fellowship of Reformed Baptist Churches in New Zealand include and recommend TNARS as part of their approved ministry training program.
Free is better. Apprenticeship is better. TNARS offers both.
This should have been done by conservative presbyteries beginning no later than 1808: the first year of the first seminary: Andover. But they all fell into the trap of distant formal education taught by non-pastors. This is like business schools taught by Ph.D.-holding bureaucrats who have never run a business. It makes no sense, but it is universal.
Now there is a better way.
Nicene Council & The Apologetics Group
The North American Reformed Seminary is truly a Godsend. Many seminaries today which claim to teach Reformed theology use the word ‘Reformed’ but have redefined or diluted the meaning. Not these folks. They are committed to God’s Word and the great volume of literature handed down by the once uncompromising church.
President, NiceneCouncil.com & The Apologetics Group
Administrative Board Member, Whitefield Theological Seminary
Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
I am excited to learn about the worthwhile educational endeavor of The North American Reformed Seminary. Unfortunately, the modern evangelical church is suffering a serious decline in biblical and theological understanding. This is largely due to a general lack of concern for in-depth, exegetical preaching from the pulpit and sound, comprehensive teaching in the Sunday school classrooms. We have sold our birthright for a mess of pottage. With TNARS’ new, free program of Reformed instruction I am hopeful that a growing number of Christians will be able to greatly strengthen their understanding of God's Word.
Various Presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church in America have recognized our Master of Divinity program (and Bachelor of Divinity program) as an approved course of study for ministry preparation.
TNARS is recommended and/or endorsed by the following: