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Spring Preview Day at RTS Orlando



Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us for our spring Preview Day on Wednesday, March 8th.  Learn how we prepare students to serve the Church with a mind for truth, a heart for God, and a life for ministry. You’ll have an opportunity to sit in on classes, to worship with the student body in Chapel, and to enjoy lunch...

Black History Month Chapel & Community Forum Conversation



Perspectives on the Scope of Theology Today: An African American Paradigm In observance of Black History Month we are privileged to hear from Dr. Carl Ellis, for many years the co-pastor of the groundbreaking New City Fellowship (PCA) in Chattanooga. Currently a visiting lecturer at RTS, Carl has served in campus (Tom Skinner Associates),...

Hughes Scholarship Applications Due March 15



Reformed Theological Seminary is now accepting applications for the Hughes Scholarship. The Hughes Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for new students who are beginning Master of Divinity studies at RTS in the summer or fall. It includes a $3,000 book stipend. There are a limited number of Hughes Scholarships, and we expect multiple...

Culture Making & The Christian



You are invited to a free community lunch as we start the spring semester.  Wednesday, February 8 at 12:00n | Fellowship Hall Special guest: Andy Crouch, Executive Editor of Christianity Today and bestselling author of Culture Making and Strong and Weak Andy Crouch will join Dr. Scott Swain for a conversation about Christianity and...

New Leadership Team at RTS Orlando



The beginning of 2017 has brought several new appointments at RTS Orlando in positions of leadership regarding academics, operations, and community relations. Recently appointed campus president Dr. Scott Swain said, “God has richly blessed RTS Orlando with three people who are exceptionally well-suited to fill three vital roles in campus...

Dr. Scott R. Swain Appointed President



(ORLANDO, Fla.) - January 9, 2017 – Chancellor Ligon Duncan and the Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott R. Swain as the fifth president of the Orlando campus. “I am thrilled that Dr. Scott Swain has agreed to become the President of RTS Orlando,” Duncan said....

New Faculty Member Appointed at RTS Orlando



(ORLANDO, Fla.) – January 2, 2017 – The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Nicholas Reid to the faculty of the Orlando campus. Dr. Reid will serve as the assistant professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies beginning January 1, 2017....

Current Read Lecture Video Available



On October 26, 2016 RTS Orlando welcomed Dr. Thomas E. Bergler to our campus for the culmination of our “Current Read” program. This year’s Current Read focused on two of Dr. Bergler’s books: The Juvenalization of American Christianity and From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity. In his...

RTS 50 Year History Released



The 50 history of RTS, “A Mind for Truth. A Heart for God; The Fifty Years of Reformed Theological Seminary” , by John Muether, edited by Ric Cannada, has been released. Pictured is Professor of Church History John Muether holding the first book from the boxes of books delivered today. The book should be available for purchase...

New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS



New Doctor of Ministry Emphases in Theology and Preaching at RTS (Orlando, Fla.) – April 28, 2016 - Reformed Theological Seminary now offers two new emphases in the Doctor of Ministry program: Reformed Theology and Ministry, and Reformed Expository Preaching. The RTS Doctor of Ministry degree is a 30-credit postgraduate degree that...

President's Forum - "...Pastoring in a Polarized Culture..."



Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, an author, and conference speaker. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Stetzer is a contributing editor for...

Summer 2016 Registration Now Open!



Registration for the 2016 summer term is now open! This summer we are pleased to offer five hybrid courses as part of our Distance M.Div. program, a full slate of counseling courses, and two Doctor of Ministry courses. Offerings include: • Covenant Theology and Ministry with Dr. Ligon Ducan • Pauline Epistles with Prof. Greg...

President's Forum - "A Christian Response to Homelessness"



The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Swanson has served on the board of the...

2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



Diane Langberg, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes forty years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She has trained lay and professional caregivers throughout the world how to respond to trauma and the abuse of power.  She is director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in...

President's Forum - "The Unseen Epidemic: The Reality of Human Trafficking"



Christina currently serves as the Executive Director of Samaritan Village, a ministry that provides safe housing and care for survivors of human trafficking through Ruth’s House. Christina graduated from Rollins College both with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling, with a certificate in Marriage and Family...

OnePassion Conference at RTS Orlando



In January of 2014, the first Institute for Expository Preaching in Orlando focused on "Preaching With Precision & Power" and explored the meaning, marks, models, and mechanics of expository preaching. Dr. Lawson returned in January of 2015 to teach on "Preaching the Old Testament: Exalting God." In this third standalone segment, "Preaching...

RTS Orlando to offer "A Theology of Work" free seminar in January



Dr. Orlando Rivera, RTS Orlando alumnus, will teach a 2-credit intensive course on A Theology of Work in January. This course will also include a free seminar open to the public at large. For complete information, click...

Dr. Mark Futato Has Launched a New Website



A Daily Dose of Hebrew has been launched by Dr. Mark Futato, the Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament at RTS Orlando. On this new website you can learn Hebrew from scratch, watch daily two-minute videos and find helpful resources to help you learn. The response has been tremendous! Click here to learn more and to sign...

Gregory Lanier Appointed Assistant Professor of NT



(ORLANDO, FL) - September 17, 2015 - RTS has appointed Gregory R. Lanier the new assistant professor of New Testament at RTS Orlando beginning January 1, 2016.  Lanier earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in business administration from UNC Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar, Honors and Highest Distinction. He earned an M.Div....

President's Forum with Dr. Ken Sande: “Building Healthy Relationships”



Wednesday, October 7, 2015 RTSO Guest Chapel speaker at 10 am. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 President’s Forum guest at 12 noon. RSVP to ksutter@rts.edu. Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Seminar at Lake Baldwin Church. To register, visit www.rw360.org.  The church needs to model healthy...

2015-2016 Inaugural Academic Lectures



The 2015-16 academic year will witness the delivery of four inaugural lectures at RTS Orlando to mark the appointment of Dr. Charles E. Hill as John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and the promotions of Drs. James L. Coffield, Scott K. Coupland, and Scott R. Swain to the rank of professor. Details for the...

Public Lecture with Dr. John M. G. Barclay



“WHAT IS SO RADICAL ABOUT GRACE? A new view of Paul” Monday, September 21, 2015 2:00pm | Pamplin Chapel at RTS Orlando Dr. John M. G. Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University, UK, will deliver a public lecture at RTS Orlando on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Pamplin Chapel. Lecture...

RTS Students Release CD



Five students from Reformed Theological Seminary have recorded 10 songs on a CD specifically to raise funds for student scholarships at the seminary. These five RTS students, including some who have previously released albums of their own, are connected with the worship services at several Central Florida churches. The student artists are Josh...

President's Forum with David Mathis: "How to Stay Christian in Seminary"



Join us September 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm for our first President's Forum and Community Lunch of the semester. Dr. Don Sweeting will lead us in a Q & A time with David Mathis on "How to Stay Christian in Seminary." Click here for more information.  Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to...

Dr. Sweeting is keynote speaker at 2015 Convocation



DR. DONALD W. SWEETING SPEAKS AT THE 2015 CONVOCATION.        RTS Orlando will be celebrating its 27th Convocation Service on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00a in the Pamplin Chapel. Our keynote speaker is Donald W. Sweeting, Ph.D., President of RTS...

Fall 2015 President’s Forum Guest Line Up



For each President's Forum and Community lunch, RSVP to ksutter@rts.edu.       Wednesday, September 9 12:00 pm, Fellowship Hall ...

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Register for Summer Classes



Registration for Summer courses opens April 1, 2015.                   ...

Dr. Don Sweeting hosts Nancy Guthrie at RTS Orlando



Please join us on Thursday, April 16th at 12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a President's Forum. Nancy Guthrie will speak on the topic, "Making Sense of God's Sovereignty in the Midst of Grief." RSVP for free lunch to ksutter@rts.edu.    ...

2015 Commencement at RTS Orlando



  The Class of 2015 at RTS Orlando has the privilege of having Dr. Bryan Chapell, as their keynote speaker. Dr. Chapell is Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, and is highly regarded in the evangelical community as a preacher, teacher, and...

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