"RPTS is committed to developing cognitive, theological, and critical thinking skills, spiritual development, and ministry skills in its students."
The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary is committed to developing the following qualities in its students.
- Belief in the Bible as the infallible, fully-sufficient, Word of God.
- Knowledge of Bible facts, themes, and doctrines, with an understanding of how these have been articulated and defended throughout the history of the church.
- Ability to interpret the Bible in a proper manner and to understand its application to doctrine and life, with a working knowledge of the original languages.
- Understanding of, and growing commitment to, historic Reformed theology and its worldview, with a recognition of the mediatorial Kingship of Christ over every area of life.
- Enthusiasm for learning, resulting in a lifelong pattern of study and inquiry.
- Personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
- Meaningful life of prayer and meditation on God's Word, resulting in a growing love for God and others, a deepening of personal convictions, and an increase in holiness.
- Evidence of the fruit of God's Spirit, including patience, meekness, and self-control.
- Demonstration of faithfulness, wisdom, and spiritual unity in family relationships.
- Eagerness to labor for Christ and His church with a servant's heart, motivated by a vision to see the nations discipled.
- Effective oral and written communication.
- Ability to relate well to others, even when there are differences.
- Discernment and effective use of spiritual gifts (e.g., preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelism, and/or administration) as ambassadors of Christ, calling all people to be reconciled to God and to one another through saving faith in Jesus Christ.