The Seminary is an institution of the Canadian Reformed Churches and they support it financially. These churches direct the appointment of professors with the help of a Board of Governors. Both the Board and the professors are appointed by the General Synod. The Board of Governors is charged with supervising the instruction and the administration. All professors must have already been ordained in the ministry of the Word in order to be eligible for appointment.
The Free Reformed Churches of Australia, a sister federation, consider the Seminary to be the institution for the training of their theological students and support the Seminary with a contribution determined by their synod.
The instruction at the Seminary is to be given in faithful submission to the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God, as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity which form the confessional standards of the Canadian Reformed Churches: the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort.
The purpose of the Seminary is to explore in a scholarly way the riches given by God in the Reformation of the church to the best of its ability in order that these riches may be a blessing for the life of the church in the twenty-first century. It is convinced that this can only be done in grateful obedience and humble submission to the authority of the infallible and reliable Word of God. The instruction at the Seminary stresses the preparation of the students for their service as ministers of the Word. The churches are convinced that this preparation should aim for the highest academic standards possible.
May the LORD in his grace, through the labour of the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, grant the fulfilment of the instruction given by Paul to Timothy: "And what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:2).