Affiliate Membership

The Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) approved Reformed Baptist Seminary for the status of "affiliate member" on July 25 (see their news update here). As an affiliate member, RBS participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association, and is committed to the quality of education ARTS promotes. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ARTS accredited status at present or in the future. Even so, there are a number of benefits that come with affiliate status. These include the following ...

Benefits of Affiliate Member Status: 

1) Affiliates are encouraged to participate in the collegiality and accountability structure of ARTS.

2) Affiliates are allowed and encouraged to attend, as non-voting members, all ARTS meetings, and participate in ARTS committees.

3) Affiliates involved in theological education are allowed to develop academic relationships with any and all ARTS members. The Executive Director for ARTS Commission on Accreditation will help structure these academic relationships with other ARTS member schools.

4) Affiliates desiring to become full ARTS members can seek assistance from the Executive Director for ARTS COA on how to proceed in progressing to full ARTS membership.

For more information about ARTS, click here.

RBS wants its current and prospective students to be assured of the seminary's commitment to educational quality and accountability.

Robert Gonzales, Dean
Reformed Baptist Seminary