– PTS Student Doctrinal Statement –
Students are not required to hold to all of the doctrinal standards of Providence Theological Seminary (PTS) in order to enroll. However, students should be cognizant of the doctrinal position held and taught by the PTS faculty. Entering students need only to agree with the following ten doctrinal essentials: (1) the authority and inerrancy of Scripture; (2) the Trinity; (3) the full deity and humanity of Christ; (4) the spiritual depravity of fallen mankind; (5) the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ; (6) salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone; (7) the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit; (8) The church as the body of Christ; (9) the future, bodily and visible return of Christ; and (10) eternal condemnation for the unbeliever and eternal blessing for the believer.
– PTS Student Life –
On Appearance: Students (as well as faculty and staff) are expected to dress in a manner that communicates a reverent fear of God and his word, as well as thoughtfulness and respect for their fellow students and staff. “Tidiness, cleanliness, modesty, and gender specific hair and dress styles are considered to be an important part of Christian testimony.” Any question a prospective student may have regarding this policy is to be addressed with the Dean of Students during the application process.
Within these broad guidelines it is our desire “not to exceed what is written” (1 Cor. 4:6). However, while it is anticipated that all students will dress in a manner that is “prudent and respectable” the Dean of Students shall, with the support of one or more faculty members and the Seminary Board, as necessary, address appearance and dress practice that is believed to be inappropriate, disruptive, or disrespectful.
On Christian Walk: It is understood that when a student registers with the Seminary, he/she agrees willingly to obey its regulations, and to be loyal to its purpose. Each student is to maintain a consistent Christian life during the entire course of study, and show due qualification for graduation. It is expected that each student will regularly attend and serve in a local church while attending seminary. Conduct unbecoming a Christian which adversely affects the biblical standards or Christian witness of the Seminary may result in discipline, including suspension or dismissal from the Seminary.
– Required Books –
PTS is available to purchase the required course books and materials for the students. However, the students are not required to purchase books through PTS, only to have them on-hand for the start of the course. PTS will endeavor to provide books at a cost that is competitive with other sources.