Semper Informanda: Prolegomenon

Welcome Letter from President Don Sweeting
Dear students,

Again welcome to a new year at Reformed Theological Seminary here in Orlando. What a delight to meet so many of you and hear about your lives, your journey, your calling and how God brought you to RTS!

I hope you took advantage of and were blessed by the Fall Kick Off (Spiritual Life Conference) and New Student Orientation on Tuesday this past week.

Now that classes have started and your work has begun, let me remind you of three things: 

  1. Please make sure that you have the Student Life Office take your photo (dates: Aug. 28, 29, 30). We are working on a directory. Having your photo will help us remember names, build community, and help us pray for you by name through the semester. So please check with Kim Sutter ( or Bryan Cazenavette to make sure we have your photo.

  2. Go out of your way to meet other students. It is so easy to get into “the zone” of study where we forget that we are pursuing theological study in community. We need community, and we need relationships. May I especially encourage you to reach out to our international students: not only extend them hospitality (as it is a huge challenge to be far from home pursuing graduate study in a foreign land), but make it a point to pursue relationships with brothers and sisters from around the world. As part of Christ’s global church, you have a wonderful opportunity to lay a foundation for international friendships (and perhaps future ministry partnerships) that will last a life time.

  3. Do not be shy about asking for help, setting an appointment with, or coming to see any of us in the administration or faculty. We are here for you. Of course EVERYBODY is busy. But all of us want to encourage you, help you and bless you while you are here at RTS.

May God richly bless you in the coming semester.

Dr. Don Sweeting
James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Church History

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