Circuit Preaching

There are many churches within a three-hour radius of RTS that are too small to afford a pastor, are between pastors, or need their pulpits filled when their pastor goes on vacation or gets sick.  These churches rely on RTS students to fill their pulpits.

Preaching the circuit and pulpit supply provide unique opportunities for our MDIV students to cultivate their preaching skills while gaining valuable experience as they regularly preach God’s word to God’s people.  Rather than the typical seminary experience of preaching a couple of times in a lab environment, students who take advantage of the circuit graduate from RTS Jackson having preached many times in the life of the local church.  You’ll grow as a preacher as you prepare for pastoral ministry, and it can provide some extra income along the way.

Any MDIV student who has completed a semester of classes at RTS Jackson can sign up to be on the circuit, travelling to different churches. Those who wish to pursue pulpit supply—which involves preaching more than once a month at the same church—must be approved by the presbytery.

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RTS students regularly fill the following pulpits:

Bethesda PCA, Edwards, MS (every Sunday)
Covenant PCA, Greenville, MS (every Sunday)
Louisville Pres, Louisville, MS(every Sunday)
Pine Ridge PCA, Natchez, MS (every Sunday)
Pickens PCA, Pickens, MS (every Sunday)
Scooba PCA, Scooba, MS (every Sunday)
Union Church PCA, Union Church, MS (3 Sundays/month)
Cedar Grove PCA, Epes, AL (1 Sunday/month)

The following churches call on RTS students to fill their pulpits on an occasional basis:

Bailey PCA, Bailey, MS
Bay Springs PCA, Bay Springs, MS
Faith PCA, Brookhaven, MS
Butler PCUSA, Butler, AL
Calhoun ARP, Calhoun, LA
First PCA, Camden, AL
Old Madison PCA, Canton, MS
Carrolton PCA, Carrolton, MS
Carthage PCA, Carthage, MS
Forest Grove PCA, Carthage, MS
Columbia PCA, Columbia, MS
Main Street PCA, Columbus, MS
Faith PCA, Covington, LA
Three Rivers PCA, Covington, LA
First PCA, Crystal Springs, MS
Cuba PCUSA, Cuba, AL
Pleasant Springs; Dekalb PCA, MS
Edinburg Ind., Edinburg, MS
Edwards PCA, Edwards, MS
Ellisville PCA, Ellisville, MS
Lula Baptist, Flora, MS
Forest PCA, Forest, MS
Gainesville PCA, Gainesville, AL
Westminster PCA, Greenwood, MS
Grenada PCA, Grenada, MS
Hazlehurst PCA, Hazlehurst, MS
Bay Street PCA, Hattiesburg, MS
Heidelberg PCA, Heidelberg, MS
Houston PCA, Houston, MS
First PCA, Indianola, MS
First PCA, Kosciusko, MS
Faith PCA, Leakesville, MS
Leakesville PCA, Leakesville, MS
Lebanon PCA, Learned, MS
First PCA, Lexington, MS
Liberty PCA, Liberty, MS
Liberty PCUSA, Liberty, MS
Linden PCA, Linden, AL
First PCA, Louisville, MS
West Union PCA, Louisville, MS
Macon PCA, Macon, MS
Carolina PCA, Madden, MS
Magee PCA, Magee, MS
Sharon PCA, Magee, MS
Geneva PCA, Matherville, MS
New Covenant PCUSA, McComb, MS
Meadville PCA, Meadville, MS
New Home Baptist, Mendenhall, MS
First EPC, Meridian, MS
Calvary PCA, Mize, MS
Covenant PCUSA, Monroe, LA
Line Prairie Pres., Morton, MS
Hopewell/Mt. Olive PCA, MS
New Covenant EPC, Natchez, MS
Westminster PCUSA, Natchez, MS
Covenant PCA, Natchitoches, LA
Cleveland Street ARP, New Albany, MS
Orleans PCA, New Orleans, LA
Newton PCA, Newton, MS
Oldenburg PCA, Oldenburg, MS
Pearl PCA, Pearl, MS
First PCA, Philadelphia, MS
Pineville OPC, Pineville, LA
Prentiss PCA, Prentiss, MS
Sardis PCA, Sardis, MS
Grace PCA, Shreveport, LA
Trinity PCA, Slidell, LA
First PCA, Stamps, AR
Grace PCA, Starkville, MS
Geneva PCA, Sweetwater, Al
Tallulah PCA, Tallulah, LA
Tchula PCA, Tchula, MS
Dixon/Union PCA, Union, MS
Shongalo PCA, Vaiden, MS
Oak Ridge PCA, Water Valley, MS
First PCA, Water Valley, MS
Waynesboro PCA, Waynesboro, MS
Wesson PCA, Wesson, MS
First EPC, West Point, MS
First PCA, Winona, MS
Wyndale PCA, Wyndale, MS