Labor Day Holiday - Jackson Campus

Labor Day Holiday - Orlando Campus

Labor Day - no class - Charlotte Campus

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. John Currid

Chapel with Don Sweeting - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

Last Day to Add a Class - Jackson Campus

Chapel Speaker: The Rev. David Strain, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS - Jackson Campus

LiT - Taking Control of Your Time - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

The African American Leadership Initiative Annual Kickoff - Jackson Campus

The African American Leadership Initiative is hosting its annual kickoff on Friday, September 5th from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. This event offers training related to AALI, dinner, and FUN! Everyone of all races, genders, and degree programs are welcome to join in.

3:00-6:00 pm in DC2: Biblical Theology of Race and Nations, The Power of the Cross, and the Power of We
6:00-7:00 pm in DC2: Dinner with special chef
7:00-10:00 pm in DC2, the Gym, and in the Parking Lot: Laser Tag, Game Truck, and some good ole fashioned board games

For more information call Justin at 443-621-8144 or email at
justin_jonesfosu@yahoo.com.

Families of those who come to the 3-6 pm are welcome to attend, please make sure you register everyone who is coming. Don't miss the first event of the Year as it will be informative, fun, and just a great opportunity to get to know each other.
 

Orientation, 10AM - 12PM - Washington D.C. Campus

Fall Festival and Cookout, 12PM-4PM - Washington D.C. Campus

A chance for students, new or returning, as well as their families to get together with RTS faculty and staff to celebrate and kick-off the new year. The event will be held at Olney Park in Mclean.

Meet and Greet - Washington D.C. Campus

A chance for new or prospective students to meet faculty, staff and students. RSVP: jmcgahey@rts.edu

Ministry Wives Gathering - Orlando Campus

Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings, 7 – 9pm at the Sweeting Home see WiM page for details.

Missions Conference with Ken Temple - Jackson Campus

Tuesday, September 9   12:10 - 12:55 Pizza Lunch at Patterson's Porch, Introduction Session

Wednesday, September 10  11:00 - 11:55 Grace Chapel, Session Two
                                              12:00 Patterson's Porch, Free Lunch, Q and A Session

Ken Temple has been reaching out to Muslims (Iranians, Arabs, Turks) for over 30 years (including three years in a Muslim country). During those years, he has ministered to Iranian Muslims and believers in Christ, through evangelism, discipleship, church-planting and leadership training. He speaks Farsi, the language of Iran. Ken continues to go overseas and train underground church pastors and lay leaders (Iranians) 2-3 times per year and ministers to Iranians in the Atlanta area. Visit Ken's blog at propempo.com/blogs/ken.

Last day to add a class - Orlando Campus

Faculty Forum - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Michael Kruger, "What is the Role of 'Mercy Ministry' in the Local Church? Pitfalls and Possibilities."

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Bob Cara

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Scott Redd

 

President, Associate Professor, OT

RTS Washington

Chapel with Scott Swain - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

Meet and Greet - Washington D.C. Campus

A chance for new or prospective students to meet faculty, staff and students. RSVP: jmcgahey@rts.edu

LiT - Ministry is Not About You - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

LiT - Ministry is Not About You & Spiritual Narcissism - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

WiM Lunch - Orlando Campus

Located in the Fellowship Hall 10 am-12 pm. Please RSVP for the lunch and childcare to ksutter@rts.eduSee WiM page for more details.

RUF Lunch with Les Newsom and John Stone at Patterson's Porch, 12:00 pm - Jackson Campus

Les Newsom is the Area Coordinator for Reformed University Fellowship in Alabama and the Midsouth. John Stone is the Assistant Coordinator for RUF National. Les and John will be on campus all day Tuesday and would love to meet with anyone who has questions about or interest in the ministry of RUF. Please contact Laura Wofford, lauramwofford@gmail.com, to find a time to meet with either John or Les.

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Geoff Sackett

 

Dean of Students

RTS Washington

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Chapel with Jim Hatch - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

Chapel Speaker: Seth Starkey, RUF Minister at Belhaven University - Jackson Campus

International Student Lunch - Orlando Campus

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

LiT - What Matters More than Your Degree - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

RTS Library Storytime - Orlando Campus

Bring a friend! Fun family time in RTS library for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs & crafts! Visit rts.edu/Orlando/storytime for more info.

African Bible College Luncheon - Jackson Campus

Bob Penny with African Bible College is hosting a pizza luncheon for anyone interested in learning about ABC on Tuesday, September 23 at 12:00 pm at Patterson's Porch.

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Rev. Ken McMullen

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Howard Griffith

 

Associate Professor, ST

RTS Washington

President's Forum with Dr. Chuck E. Hill - Orlando Campus

President's forum in Fellowship Hall. See President's Forum page for details.

Chapel with Reggie Kidd - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Guy Richardson, President, RTS, Jackson - Jackson Campus

Last Day to Drop a Class - Jackson Campus

LiT - Knowing and Living Core Values & Which Hills to Die On - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

Free Seminar with Keith Getty at RTS Orlando - Alumni Campus

Originally from Northern Ireland and now residing in Nashville, Keith Getty is the co-writer of "In Christ Alone," "The Power of the Cross," and many other well-known modern hymns. Getty will deliver a free seminar Sept. 26 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm (this is a time change from the mailed event calendar) in the Pamplin Chapel, entitled "Hymns, Worship, and the Christian Life." Advance registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Click here to visit the Getty website. Alumni welcome!

International Dinner Potluck - Jackson Campus

Join us Friday, September 26th at Patterson's Porch from 6-9 pm for our annual International Dinner Potluck! RTS is blessed to be part of a very diverse campus with students, faculty, and staff not only from all over the country, but from all over the world.  So come to the Porch with a dish that is native to where you are from (dressed, if possible, accordingly!) and experience fellowship and food from all these different places. This is a family affair so please bring your spouses and children. For more information or if you have questions that you would like to ask, email Xavi Perez at xaviconx@yahoo.com.

WiM Retreat - Orlando Campus

WiM Retreat, Sept 26-27 in New Smyrna Beach from 4pm Fri to 2pm Sat. See WiM page for more details.

Barnabas Center Marriage Seminar - Charlotte Campus

A Marriage Weekend for Pastors and Ministry Leaders
September 26-27, 2014 at RTS Charlotte
Register here.

Seminar: Hymns, Worship and the Christian Life - Orlando Campus

A Lunch and Conversation with Keith Getty in the Fellowship Hall 1:30-3:00 pm. Join us for an important conversation and helpful instruction as Keith shares his vision for strengthening the church with life-long songs and addresses your questions. Advance registration is required; register here. Contact emcadams@rts.edu for more info.

Writing Seminar - Jackson Campus

There will be a Writing Seminar in Biblical Studies Room 2, Friday, September 26, 2014, for all students who want to attend.
For more information contact Dr. Ben Gladd at bgladd@rts.edu.

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Paul Wolfe

 

Associate Pastor

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Don Fortson

Last day to drop a class - Orlando Campus

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

LiT - The Cancer of Ministry Envy - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

Chapel - Prayer and Praise - Orlando Campus

The Inauguration of Dr. Ligon Duncan at FPC Jackson, Miss - Alumni Campus

The inauguration of Rev. J. Ligon Duncan III, Ph.D. as the fifth chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. Held at First Presbyterian Church on October 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 PM (central). Church address: 1390 North State Street, Jackson, MS.

INAUGURATION - Jackson Campus

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 and Dr. Al Mohler - Jackson Campus

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 and Q&A with Dr. Ligon Duncan, the new Chancellor and CEO of RTS, and Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This will be continuing and expanding on the ideas presented by Dr. Mohler in his main address given at Dr. Duncan's inauguration ceremony. Both Drs. Mohler and Duncan are considered nationally respected Church leaders not only in our country but around the world. Their clear thinking, coupled with their long friendship 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.

Ministry Wives Gathering - Orlando Campus

Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings, 7 – 9pm at the Sweeting Home see WiM page for details.

Reading Week: October 6-10, 2014 - Jackson Campus

Chapel with Kevin Collins - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

Town Hall Meeting in Student Commons - Orlando Campus

2014 Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Conference - Alumni Campus

RTS Jackson is pleased to announce that Diane Langberg will speak at the MFTC Conference on Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse to be held on the campus of RTS Jackson.  She will be joined by RTS Jackson MFTC faculty, Jim Hurley and Bill Richardson, on October 9-10, 2014. The conference will be offered for 4 ethics credits.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Diane Langberg, a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. Read more info and register here.

Alumni Welcome!

RTS MFTC Counseling Conference - Jackson Campus

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.

President's Forum with Dr. Ligon Duncan - Orlando Campus

Special Thursday edition of President's Forum in Fellowship Hall. See President's Forum page for details.

Dr. Currid's “Journey Through the Bible” - Charlotte Campus

Join Dr. John Currid and RTS on a 12 day journey through the lands of the Bible in Israel; October 1-12, 2014. Contact jcurrid@rts.edu for details or to register.

Reading Week (10/13-10/17) - Orlando Campus

Fall Break

Faculty Forum - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Rod Culbertson
“Christian Ministry: The Life of Faith and Sacrifice”

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Skip Dusenbury

 

Pastor

Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. James Anderson

Faculty Forum with Dr. Rod Culbertson at RTS/Charlotte - Alumni Campus

Join Dr. Culbertson in the dining room of RTS/Charlotte on Oct 14 at noon, where he wil speak on "Christian Ministry: The Life of Faith and Sacrifice." RSVP to twilliamson@rts.edu. Alumni welcome!

Pastor to Pastor - Jackson Campus

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 - Jackson Campus

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Douglas Kelly

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Gordon Duncan

 

Pastor

Sovereign King Presbyterian Church

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

WiM Connections Lunch - Orlando Campus

See WiM page for details.

Chapel with Michael Glodo - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

LiT - Dealing with Ministry Disappointment - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

MAC Retreat 10/24-25 - Orlando Campus

International New Student Orientation - Charlotte Campus

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Dennis Bullock

 

Pastor

All Saints Presbyterian Church

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Dick Belcher

The Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley (PCA) Hosts Credentials Luncheon in Patterson's Porch on Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 - Jackson Campus

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 with Kevin Twit - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

President's Forum with Rev. Kevin Twit - Orlando Campus

President's Forum in Fellowship Hall. See President's Forum page for details. 

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

LiT - Leadership Boldness - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

Registration for Winter Classes Opens - Jackson Campus

Registration for Winter Session opens through Self-Service - Orlando Campus

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Mark Green

 

President

White Horse Inn

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Rev. Mike Ross

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. George M. Marsden - Orlando Campus

Current Read Author Event in Pamplin Chapel 7-8:30pm. See the Current Read page for more info.

President's Forum with Dr. George M. Marsden - Orlando Campus

Book review of The Twillight of the American Enlightenment. Free lunch provided with RSVP to larmstrong@rts.edu.

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

Chapel with Mike Francis - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

LiT - Handling Money - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

Women in Ministry Retreat - Jackson Campus

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

Ministry Wives Gathering - Orlando Campus

Freedom in the Fishbowl: Ministry Wives Gatherings, 7 – 9pm at the Sweeting Home see WiM page for details.

Faculty Forum - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly
“The Importance of Prayer Meetings in the Life of Your Church”

John Reed Miller Lectures - Jackson Campus

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.  

Chapel - Charlotte Campus

Dr. Rod Mays

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Peter Lee

 

Associate Professor, OT

RTS Washington

Chapel with Matthew Ryan - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

WIM - Jackson Campus

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

LiT - Sexual Hedges - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

Chapel, 12-1PM - Washington D.C. Campus

 

Chad Van Dixhoorn

 

Associate Professor, Church History

RTS Washington

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

Chapel with Curtis Heffelfinger - Orlando Campus

See Chapel page for details.

International Student Lunch - Orlando Campus

LiT - The Need for Outside Counsel - Orlando Campus

LiT with Dr. Don Sweeting  and Dr. Bob Orner in Faculty Conference Room. See LiT page for details.

RTS Library Storytime - Orlando Campus

Bring a friend! Fun family time in RTS library for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs & crafts! Visit rts.edu/Orlando/storytime for more info.

Thanksgiving Holiday begins - Orlando Campus

Nov 26-28

Thanksgiving Holiday 11/26-28 - Orlando Campus

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 27-28, 2014 - Jackson Campus

 
Katie Roelofs

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