Cultivating Theological Wisdom for Today’s Church​

Regional reading groups and an annual conference providing pastors and lay leaders with guided exposure to classic theological texts of the Christian tradition.​

“This should be a fruitful venture for introducing the riches of the Christian tradition to a wider audience.”


Kevin DeYoung

Senior Pastor
Christ Covenant Church, Charlotte

Are You Looking for Theological Formation?

Do you desire a rich theological diet so you can develop whole and mature in Christ?

Do you want to read Christian classics but don’t know where to start?

Would you like to grow with people who share your love for theology?

Are you eager to connect biblical teaching with everyday moral discernment?

Do you need greater biblical wisdom to lead in your church?

Are you eager to stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before you?

The Benefits


Deepen your capacities for theological understanding and moral discernment.


Find wisdom for ministry in the present by learning from the wisest pastors and teachers of the past.


Gain greater facility in reading and teaching classic Christian texts.


Join a wider community of theologians, pastors, and lay leaders committed to the church’s theological maturity and renewal.


Be enriched by a spiritual and intellectual retreat at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando campus.


Develop a holistic approach to the theological, moral, and pastoral dimensions of Christian life and ministry.

The Process

Read Classic Texts

Enjoy patristic, medieval, and reformational texts that commend biblical wisdom.

Join a Group

Meet monthly in the fall and spring to discuss the readings with a skilled leader.

Attend Conference

Gather at RTS Orlando with others from around the country for a conference in January.

*While participating in the group and the conference is ideal, you're free to participate in one or both.

Classic Texts

You’ll read and discuss theological texts by authors like St. Augustine and John Calvin.

Fall 2020


by St. Augustine

Spring 2021

A Little Book on the Christian Life

by John Calvin

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

The City of God

The City of God

by St. Augustine

*Reading group registration is $25 for groups within the United States. International group registration is $30. Your books are included in the registration fee.

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Groups

Online #2 (UK/Europe)

Zoom App with Graham Shearer
September 22, October 20, November 24, January 19, February 23, March 23 8:00 PM BST

Reformed Theological Seminary exists to train men and women to see the beauty of Jesus in all of Scripture and to commend his beauty to others.

This little booklet is designed to give you a taste of the kind of Christ-honoring teaching that our faculty engages in both inside and outside the classroom.

Spring 2022 Paideia Lectures

Augustine's "City of God"

April 29, 2022

FREE | Registration opens February 1, 2022

Panelists and Presenters Include

Gregory Lee
Michael Allen
Mark McDowell
Joey Sherrard
Blair Smith
Joshua Bruce



I’m excited about the launch of the Paideia Center and the possibilities of studying great texts from the past for the sake of the present and the future of the Church.

Liam Goligher Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia


If you’re tired of watered-down, mass-marketed approaches to Christian discipleship, take a look at the Paideia Center for opportunities to drink deeply from the Christ-centered wisdom of classic patristic and Reformation-era texts. I’m delighted to hear about the work of the Paideia Center.

J. Todd Billings Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology, Western Theological Seminary