The Women's Fellowship of RTS - Charlotte

Vision:

The goal of Women of RTS is to provide the women students and wives of students a variety of growth opportunities, fellowship activities and community ministry opportunities. We hope to be a resource to our women as they prepare for a life of ministry. We encourage all women to take classes, either for credit or audit, during their time at RTS. This is one of the most beneficial resources we have to offer – our professors and their teaching and preaching of God’s Word.

At the beginning of their seminary experience we provide a “theological survival guide.” This booklet was created with the “student wives” in our minds and hearts. We want them to know and feel that they are a vital part of the tremendous work their husband is about to undertake. So, we desire to include them in the journey as much as possible. The booklet was created by former student women in order to equip spouses with an easy reference on some of the basic biblical concepts that the students learn early on during their time at RTS. It is our prayer that the survival booklet will give them the confidence needed to dialogue right along with their seminary spouse.

We also provide a cheap guide to Charlotte, known as “Charlotte on a Shoestring.” This is a great resource to cheap shopping, reasonable restaurants and fun activities in the Charlotte area.

It is our sincere hope that the wives of students allow the Women of RTS to be a resource and a place of refuge as they continue in their walk with the Lord. We recognize that “theology truly is the science of living blessedly.” And with that great quote in mind, it is our prayer that this time of seminary be nurturing and therapeutic to their souls, as they seek to discover the majesty of God and the humanness of themselves.

For detailed information on events or to offer input and ideas, please e-mail Tari Williamson (Dean of Women) twilliamson@rts.edu.



Past Women’s Conferences:

2008 – through the Knowledge of Him with Elsie Newell
2009 – O Sister Where art thou with Carolyn James
2010 – The envy of Eve with Melissa Kruger
2011 – Women to Women: Loving the Lord with your Heart, with Carrie Luke, Melissa Kruger, Catriona Anderson, Elizabeth Garn & Tari Williamson

2013 Conference:

April 26-27 with Nancy Guthrie. Theme: Can This Possibly Be God’s Good Plan for My Life?

Fall Seminars:

2009 – Ministering to the wounded Heart with Carrie Luke
2010 – Ministering in a Post Modern World with Katie Wright
2011 – Ministering to the Worried Heart with Nancy Ethridge

Women’s Fall Retreat 2012

Theme: The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength – with Speakers: Kelly-Jane Jeanrenaud, Blair Vickery & Randi Meyer

2012 Spring book Study:

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow – lead by Tari Williamson every Friday

2012 Spring:

Constructing a Women’s Ministry Program in the Local Church with Melissa Kruger

2012 Fall Offerings:

Mentoring with Faculty Wives: Catriona Anderson, Cathy Culbertson Caroline Kelly and Cris Oliver. Care Nights: Every 2nd Monday of the Month. Gathering for prayer. Hike to Crowders Mountain and Brunch at Tari’s (November 10). Free outing to the Mint Museum. Women of RTS led Fall Festival on October 19.

2011 and 2012 Brookstone Camp:

Theme: The Gospel in Living Color.” Orchestrated and led by the students and staff of RTS. RTS has the privilege in taking a week of Brookstone’s six week Camp. This is an incredible time of ministry and a huge blessing for those who come to serve and participate.