|INTRODUCING PROVIDENCE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY|
|In short, the doctrinal reasons for Providence Theological Institute of New Covenant Theology (PTI-NCT) can be summed up in The Three Phrases; New Covenant Theology (NCT); the Doctrines of Grace; and Baptist Ecclesiology|
Providence Theological Seminary inaugurated resident night classes in Colorado Springs on September 4, 2007. A full curriculum was offered during the inaugural year of studies less the Biblical Languages.Instruction in the Biblical
languages commenced with the fall semester of 2008. Beginning in 2013, Providence Theological Seminary transitioned to an online curriculum, and two years later in 2015, the seminary moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Franklin, TN.
In the late fall of 2016, a variety of factors prompted the PTS leadership to close the seminary as an educational institution. Although its formal mission as a seminary may have come to an end, its role as a theological institution will continue. Providence Theological Institute remains dedicated to teaching, disseminating, and defending New Covenant Theology. The institute seeks to accomplish these goals by continuing to host and organize annual
conferences, continuing to make available the seminary’s resources, the continued publication of a theological journal, and effectively harnessing other tools such as the podcast and the blog.
|Providence Theological Institute of New Covenant Theology (PTI-NCT) is a Christian organization that endeavors to advance the Gospel and the Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus. The institute also seeks the following goals:
(1) to foster unity among advocates of New Covenant Theology;
(2) to help heal the doctrinal divides that exist within the Body of Christ;
(3) to promote Cross Theatre.
|New Covenant Theology; Doctrines of Grace; Baptist Ecclesiology|
|One of the greatest needs of the Church today is the teaching and proclamation of sound doctrine in the context of obeying the two greatest commandments: love of God and neighbor. The Apostle Paul charged Timothy to “be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 ). In light of this apostolic exhortation and focus upon the ministry of the Church in carrying out the Great Commission, Providence Theological Institute is committed to partnering with likeminded organizations and local churches to further expand the kingdom of God.
|“The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”
“The grandest discourse ever delivered is an ostentatious failure if the doctrine of the grace of God be absent from it.”
“Sound teaching is the best protection from the heresies which ravage right and left among us.”
"Brethren, if you are not theologians you are in your pastorates just nothing at all. You may be fine rhetoricians, and be rich in polished sentences; but without knowledge of the gospel, and aptness to teach it, you are but a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. Verbiage is too often the fig-leaf which does duty as a covering for theological ignorance."
*From Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Lectures to My Students