College Profile: Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) is a seminary in Richmond, Virginia. It was founded in March 1989 by Virginia Baptists related to the Southern Baptist Alliance and Baptist General Association of Virginia. In the late 1980’s, as the situation began to change in Southern Baptist life, others in the region joined them in seeing the need for alternative options for theological education among Baptists. BTSR is part of the Richmond Theological Consortium (RTC), along with two other theological schools: Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education (PCUSA) and the School of Theology at Virginia Union University (American Baptist). Students at each school may cross-register for electives at the others. BTSR is also a member of the Washington Theological Consortium.
804-204-1206 (financial aid)
The purpose of the seminary is to provide advanced theological education and training for effective leadership in the various ministries of the church for those men and women who are called and committed to Christian ministry.
As a community of learners committed to God as revealed in Jesus Christ, the seminary is dedicated to the following principles:
1. The seminary seeks to maintain excellence in scholarship and to provide for and encourage the spiritual growth of its faculty, staff, students, and constituents.
2. The seminary stresses classical theological disciplines and pursues new avenues of education, encouraging practical application and hands-on practice in ministry.
3. The seminary is distinctively Baptist in terms of heritage with an ecumenical commitment, a global perspective, and participation in the world-wide Christian mission.
4. The seminary is committed to gender and racial inclusion, and in the development of faculty and staff pledges to seek to achieve balance in gender and race.
Adopted October 2000
||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
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||Employment services for students||No
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||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
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Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond Website
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|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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