Calvin Theological Seminary, in Grand Rapids Michigan, was founded in 1876 by the
Christian Reformed Church, with which it maintains affiliation. The seminary is co-located with Calvin College, though each institution has its own board. The seminary was established to prepare students for ordained
ministry within the denomination, but also grants master’s degrees in other subjects and trains people as evangelists, church planters, ministers of education, youth pastors, and other specialized ministries not requiring ordination.