New Brunswick Theological Seminary is guided by the work of three policy making bodies: the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Council, and the Administrative Council. The Board of Trustees which currently is composed of 22 members, half women and half men, and half people of color and half white, meets at least three times each year. The General Synod of Reformed Church in America, which elects all of the members of the Board, can elect up to half of the board’s members from other denominations. The mission of NBTS, embedded in its constitution, reads:
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 in God’s sovereignty and grace, the Seminary is a multi-cultural, ecumenical school of Christian faith, learning and scholarship committed to its metro-urban and global contexts.
Our mission 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.
The Board of Trustees has been empowered by the Reformed Church in America to pursue its mission by providing the seminary such “property and buildings, faculty, administration, and staff; library and information resources; equipment and supplies as are effective for the accomplishment of the Seminary’s purpose.”