Chapel Speaker: Dr. Jim Hurley, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

INAUGURATION

The inauguration of Ligon Duncan will be held October 2, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi at 7:30 pm.

Panel Discussion with Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Al Mohler and Dr. Derek Thomas

On Friday, October 3rd, Reformed Theological Seminary invites all who are interested in the direction and trends in the American Church to attend a presentation with Dr. Ligon Duncan, the new Chancellor and CEO of RTS, Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and Dr. Derek Thomas, Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at RTS Atlanta and Minister of Preaching and Teaching at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. This will be continuing and expanding on the ideas presented by Dr. Mohler in his main address given at Dr. Duncan's inauguration ceremony. Drs. Mohler, Duncan, and Thomas are considered nationally respected Church leaders not only in our country but around the world. Their clear thinking and shared concerns will ensure a lively and informative discussion.  This presentation will be held in Grace Chapel on the Campus of RTS, 5422 Clinton Boulevard, starting at 9:00 Friday morning. Admission is free. Please come and bring a friend.

Reading Week: October 6-10, 2014

RTS MFTC Counseling Conference

2014 RTS MFTC Conference on Christian Counseling:
Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Large classroom in Biblical Studies Building
Topic: Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Guest Speaker: Dr. Diane Langberg
Also Speaking: Dr. James Hurley, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, RTS 
                         Dr. William Richardson, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, RTS

Dr. Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry and the Christian life. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D.& Associates, a group practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. Dr. Langberg has expertise in many areas, including sexual and domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders. For more information, please contact Stephanie Hathorn at shathorn@rts.edu.  

Registration Time:
7:00 - 7:45 am, Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Biblical Studies Building.

Pastor to Pastor

Dr. Guy Richardson and Dr. Charlie Wingard invite all MDIV students to a series of "Pastor to Pastor" lunches this fall and spring.  Over lunch various faculty and guest speakers will meet with interested students to discuss specific areas of pastoral ministry, such as visitation, equipping church officers, counseling, caring for the church's children, the pastor's devotional and family life, handling church conflict, serving in church courts, etc, - the general stuff of pastoral life and ministry.

The first meeting is Tuesday, October 14, at noon at Patterson's Porch.  Dr. Richardson will guide the discussion on "The Call to Ministry: Understanding the Minister's Role and Cultivating His Relationships." Just grab a lunch and join the discussion.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Elias Medeiros, Professor of Missions

WIM

Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Ben Gladd, Assistant Professor of New Testament

WIM

Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Ministry to the Military

Ministry to the Military International, a ministry of Southeast Alabama Presbytery, PCA, is tasked with planting churches near major US bases overseas and placing Evangelism and Discipleship Ministers on US bases worldwide. TE Doug Hudson, Director of Ministry to the Military International, will be on campus Tuesday, October 28. Lunch will be provided for all who are interested in finding out more about this strategic effort. If you would like to make an appointment in advance, please contact TE Doug Hudson at 731-736-3962.

The Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley (PCA) Hosts Credentials Luncheon

On Tuesday, October 28 in Patterson's Porch, presbytery credentials committee representatives will be present to walk new-ish students through the process of ordination into the PCA. The meeting will be discussion based and have time for Q&A.

While the process of ordination isn't necessarily identical for every student (varied denominations and presbyteries), even students who are not planning on entering the PCA should plan to attend. This meeting is a good opportunity to learn why certain procedures exist (hint: to protect you, the local church, and the presbyteries!) and the timelines given for students preparing for ordination will help all students. If you are planning on ordination into the PCA, this meeting is a priceless chance to make sure you're on track. You don't want to be the student who thinks all it takes is a degree only to find out upon graduation you have another two years of presbytery work ahead of you.

Please make plans to attend. Lunch will be paid for by the presbytery.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Miles Van Pelt, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Academic Dean

WIM

Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Registration for Winter Classes Opens

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology

WIM

Women's in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Women in Ministry Retreat

Women in Ministry Retreat is Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Patterson's Porch/WIM room.

John Reed Miller Lectures

John Reed Miller Lectures with Dr. Tim Keller

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 pm      Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am     Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 2
12:00 - 2:00 pm     Lunch with Q&A on Prayer Book
3:00 - 4:30 pm       Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 3

Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am     Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 4

In 1989 Tim Keller planted Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy. Today Redeemer serves more than five thousand regular attendees at five services throughout the city. In 2001 Keller started Redeemer City to City which planted over 300 churches in 45 cities. He has written numerous books including The Reason for God, Skepticism, The Prodigal God, Counterfeit Gods, and Center Church.    

Visitors-and especially area pastors- are welcome to join us. For more information about attending these lectures, please contact the Admissions office at 601-923-1672 or admissionsjackson@rts.edu 

Dr. Keller will be preaching an evangelistic message at First Presbyterian Church Wednesday, November 12. The service will start at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.

WIM

Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

ST504, History of Philosophy/Christian Thought with Dr. Andrew Hoffecker, Friday, November 14, 5:00-9:00 pm, and November 15, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Dean Center Room 2

Chapel Speaker: Brian Gault, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Director of Admissions

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 27-28, 2014

Registration Opens for Spring Classes

Last Day of Class

Term Papers Due

Final Exams

Final Exams: December  9, 10, and 11

Christmas Holidays: December 12, 2014- January 4, 2015

 
Dr. Derek W H Thomas

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