About Mid-America

Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s Mission and Purpose

Mid-America’s mission is to prepare pastors as faithful servants of the Word and sacraments in the heritage of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches and by training others to serve in various Christian venues.

Mid-America’s curriculum is calculated to assist in the intellectual and spiritual development of our students. We believe a thorough knowledge of, and submission to God’s Word, together with a solid grounding in its essential doctrines, is requisite to a God-glorifying and fruitful ministry.

Mid-America Reformed Seminary glorifies God by training godly men to serve in the ministry of the Word and sacraments. The health of the church and society depends upon the faithful ministry of the Word of God. The primary purpose of the Seminary is to prepare men for the ministry of the Word and sacraments in churches that are disposed to call and ordain men trained in the Reformed faith as confessed in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, and the Westminster Standards.

Knowledge and compassion are equally important in the ministry of a pastor. To foster intellectual and spiritual development, the Seminary offers courses in biblical, theological, ecclesiastical and ministerial disciplines. But knowledge is not enough to effectively reach our neighbors and the nations with the gospel. A solid grounding in essential biblical doctrines must always be accompanied by humble submission to God’s Word. Both are indispensable elements of a servant ministry that glorifies God.

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