Heidelberg Theological Seminary of Sioux Falls, SD has been approved by the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) Commission on Accreditation as an affiliate member.
ARTS is “an accrediting organization dedicated to Reformed theological education.” ARTS Commission on Accreditation “accredits U.S. based seminaries that offer certificates, diplomas, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in ministry-related fields aimed at preparing students for Christian service through biblical and theological studies of Reformed traditions.”
Affiliate membership in ARTS provides a number of benefits for Heidelberg Seminary:
1) As an affiliate, Heidelberg Seminary is encouraged to participate in the collegiality, fellowship and accountability structure of ARTS.
2) As an affiliate, Heidelberg Seminary is allowed and encouraged to attend, as non-voting members, all ARTS meetings, and participate in ARTS committees.
3) As an affiliate, Heidelberg Seminary is allowed to develop academic relationships with any and all ARTS members. The Executive Director for ARTS-COA 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.
Source: ARTS Affiliate Program Description
Disclosure: Heidelberg Theological Seminary is an Affiliate institution of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries. As such, it 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.