President's Welcome

Welcome address from President Venema

Welcome to Mid-America Reformed Seminary. I’m very pleased to be able to welcome you on behalf of our institution and community.

Our sole purpose is to serve the church of our Lord Jesus Christ by providing our students with the kind of training, learning, and equipping that students need to be ministers of the gospel – the good news of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We have an excellent academic program. We seek to integrate what we do in the classroom with our Ministerial Apprenticeship Program, which aims to provide students with pastoral and ministerial skills (whether they’re preaching or teaching, the work of evangelism, counselling, church education, or pastoral visitation). You will leave seminary not only academically trained with a good grasp of the gospel as it’s given to us in God’s Word, but also equipped and competent for the work of the ministry.

We’re located on the southeastern corner of the greater Chicago area. People in this area like to refer to this particular location as a kind of “crossroads” of America. I think it’s also a crossroads in terms of churches. There are many opportunities for our students to worship and to work into area churches. I think it’s in many ways an excellent location for students who desire to enter the gospel ministry.

We’re a school where we prize the community that we form together. Professors and students work together, know each other, and share joys and sorrows during the time of your seminary education.

Please contact us if you’re interested and would like to get a closer look at what we do. We wish to be helpful in making arrangements for you to visit our campus, to gain first-hand acquaintance with the work that the Lord is doing at Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

Cordially in Christ,
Cornelis P. Venema