NBTS – A Light in God’s Cities. Educating people and calling communities to
Act Justly, and
Welcome to New Brunswick Theological Seminary – it is a pleasure to electronically greet you. I am delighted that you are visiting our website and I hope you will enjoy and benefit from your time exploring NBTS. Also, we are open to the community and invite you to visit us when you are in New Brunswick, NJ.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a multi-ethnic, intergenerational, ecumenical theological institution of higher education that instills creative, contextual, and critical thinking and a passion for justice that reflects God’s transforming love in Jesus Christ. We envision empowered leaders, ministries, and communities who actively pursue, promote, and engage in the work of justice, reconciliation, and unity, affirming the equality of all God’s people. We envision a community of graduates who bear witness to God’s light in the world, where all lives are dignified and all voices are heard, and all are included to share in God’s bountiful love. We envision spiritual communities who embody grace and love, rooted in critical, creative, contextual thinking and leadership that inspires others to live fruitful and faithful lives. We envision a world where hearts are renewed, justice is established, and faith is restored.
Our mission, rooted in God’s grace, is to empower people and communities to explore their calling and live into their futures by providing a place of connection and spiritual formation; to bring a curiosity, openness, creativity, and logic to the critical examination of text and context; and to act with fairness and integrity through analyzing systems of power and privilege.
Called in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, New Brunswick Theological Seminary participates in God’s own laboring to fulfill God’s reign on earth. Rooted in the Reformed tradition and centered in its trust of God’s sovereignty and grace, the Seminary is an inter-cultural, ecumenical school of Christian faith, learning, and scholarship committed to its metro-urban and global contexts. Our purpose is to educate persons and strengthen communities for transformational, public ministries in church and society. We fulfill this mission through creative, contextual, and critical engagement with texts, traditions, and practices.
I look forward to greeting you electronically or in person. Please take a moment to virtually tour NBTS though our website. Through our hybrid and online class formats, I encourage you to engage our exciting degree programs: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling; Master of Arts Theological Studies; Dual Degree: M.Div & M.A.; and Doctor of Ministry.
If you are interested in applying to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, or just want to find out more, make sure you visit our admissions page. Learn more about our wonderful faculty and our incredible Gardner Sage Library. If you are an alum, we have developed an alumni page just for you. Alums and seminary friends, you will certainly be interested in the many program offerings of our Reformed Church Center, Underwood Center for Global Education, and videos. And if you are interested in giving to support the seminary, well, we can certainly assist you with that!
So, whether you visit us electronically or in person, welcome to NBTS, where we value…
- Faith and community that welcomes diverse perspectives, where all have a seat at the table and all voices are heard; the breadth and depth of this inclusive conversation contributes to all growth and understanding.
- A supportive environment where the person, the journey, and the call to ministry in each unique context are nurtured and affirmed in community.
- Academic engagement that instills creative, contextual, and critical thinking and a passion for justice.
In Joy and In Justice!
Rev. Micah L. McCreary, Ph.D.
President, New Brunswick Theological Seminary