About Mid-America

Welcome to Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Dr. Cornelis Venema

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the faculty, students, and administrative staff of Mid-America Reformed Seminary! By means of this website, we are pleased to introduce ourselves to you and provide some basic information about our program of study and mission as a seminary.

At Mid-America Reformed Seminary we are wholeheartedly committed to the biblical Gospel, the infallibility of the Word of God, and the biblical riches of the Reformed confessions. The mission of Mid-America is to provide the best training possible for men for the ministry of the Word and sacraments in churches disposed to call men trained in the Reformed faith.

One focus shapes our approach to theological education: equipping students with the tools—academic and practical—that will enable them to fulfill the primary calling of a minister of the Word, to preach and teach the gospel of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Consequently, our curriculum stresses the classical disciplines of original language study, exegesis, doctrinal studies, and the history of the church. Only as students are equipped to open up and apply the riches of God’s Word to all of life, will they be able to equip God’s people for service. Our curriculum and Ministerial Apprenticeship Program are designed to insure that students have ample opportunities to cultivate their gifts for the ministry throughout their seminary studies. Academic rigor and spiritual formation for ministry are interwoven throughout our program. Our faculty members are gifted academically and pastorally, and are deeply committed to serving the church of Jesus Christ in a variety of capacities.

A website can give no more than a second-hand glimpse of an institution’s particular focus and strengths. If you would like to know more about us and the work the Lord is accomplishing at Mid-America, please call or email us for further information. Better yet, if you are able, visit our campus on the south side of the Chicago area. By visiting with our professors, attending class, conversing with students, and attending our chapel exercises, you will experience first-hand the strengths and emphases of our program of study.

Cordially in Christ,


Cornelis P. Venema
President