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. There is much happening here at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. We were founded in 1784 –the first seminary in the United States of America– with a strong tradition and rooting in the Reformed Church in America. Over the years we have evolved into an ecumenical, diverse, and anti-racist seminary that has developed an expertise and focus on “being a Light in God’s Cities.”
Our mission is to educate persons and strengthen communities for transformational, public ministries in church and society. We accomplish this mission by educating people and calling communities to Think Critically, Act Justly, and Lead Faithfully. We also fulfill our mission through creative, contextual, and critical engagement with texts, traditions, and practices.
I hope you will have an opportunity in the near future to visit our beautiful campus. Until then, please take a virtual tour of NBTS though our website. Also, please familiarize yourself with our hybrid online and in-person classroom format. Through our hybrid and weekend seminary 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 you will discover and be discovered; where you will find integrity and a rich legacy of overcoming; and where you will be embraced and affirmed by a community that is inspired toward excellence in education and committed to practical and prophetic hands-on ministry. It’s with genuine hearts that we will welcome you with open arms as you seek God’s will and way for your life.
In Joy and In Justice!
Rev. Micah L. McCreary, Ph.D.
President, New Brunswick Theological Seminary