The Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies

Mission and Vision

The Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies exists to prepare leaders for the church who are marked with “a mind for truth, and a heart for God,” by imparting to them the riches of Reformed theology and piety while also conveying a robust Baptist vision of the church and its ministry.

In keeping with the mission of RTS, the Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies seeks to offer excellent theological education that is winsomely Reformed and missional. Our design is to serve the church in all branches of evangelical Christianity, especially that branch which is committed to "believer's only" baptism. We seek to prepare our students for servant leadership through a program of graduate theological education that is based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God, which is comprised of the 66 books of the Bible.

The Nicole Institute equips its students for ministry, primarily through pastoral preparation, to be servant leaders in a variety of ministry, missions, and church settings. This preparation is designed for, but not limited to, those desiring to serve in any number of the various Baptist denominations, Independent churches, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Evangelical Free, and Acts 29 network. Students with affection for Reformed theology and a commitment to "believer's only" baptism will find the Nicole Institute at RTS Orlando an effective and fruitful place to prepare for ministry.

As part of a confessional seminary, the Nicole Institute operates within a confessional framework in order to promote the great doctrines of the faith, which were laid down in Scripture, restored to the church by the Reformers, and affirmed by Baptists in the 1689 Confession of Faith and the Baptist Catechism of 1693.

For more information on NIBS, you can email Dave Veldkamp dveldkamp@rts.edu.

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