Is RTS NYC Right for You?
RTS was invited to come to New York City in 2015 by Dr. Tim Keller and Redeemer City to City. Our goal is to provide New Yorkers with academically rigorous and spiritually rich theological education. Our graduates are given a foundation for a lifetime of effective urban ministry. In doing so we desire to be part of a larger movement of God raising up leaders to reach New York City for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We offer the 66 credit-hour Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) degree comprised of courses in Greek, Hebrew, Bible, Theology, History and Living the Christian Life in Secular Culture. Applicants are admitted as a cohort to foster community, esprit de corps and shared learning throughout the program. Most applicants pursue Fall admission, however, we have a limited number of seats for Winter and Spring admission.
New York City is our campus, cohorts are our community. Incoming cohorts begin their student experience in August with the Center Chuch Intensive taught by Dr. Tim Keller. This course provides a unique urban framework for the program. Throughout the program, City to City leaders provide additional teaching and support to MABS students through stated monthly gatherings and informal mentoring. Upon completion of the MABS program, students are encouraged to enter the Redeemer City Ministry Program (CMP) for courses in preaching, shepherding, leadership, missions, and evangelism. Some of our graduates pursuing ordination have requested from their denomination that the MABS degree and the CMP certificate be received in lieu of a Master of Divinity degree.
Generous scholarships are available to applicants called to minister in New York City through the Redeemer City Ministry Scholarship Program. In partnership with Redeemer City to City, RTS aims to see God raise a new generation of leaders equipped to serve in New York City and global cities around the World.
Dr. Jay Harvey
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology
January Open House
Tuesday, January 14, 2019
Are you interested in learning more about RTS New York City? Join us for an open house to experience RTS and consider the value of theological education for urban ministry. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in on a class taught by Dr. Tim Keller, a panel discussion on the topic “Why Invest in a Theological Education in New York City?”, and a Q&A session with RTS New York City and the City to City New York Team staff about the unique partnership for ministry training in New York City.
Tuesday and Thursday Evening Classes
Our classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and some weekends. Eleven courses are taught face to face on Thursday evenings by RTS professors in NYC.
Unique Preparation for Urban Ministry
As an RTS NYC student, you have a unique opportunity to prepare for ministry in the City. All of your biblical and theological reflection is informed by your urban context.
Redeemer City Ministry Scholarship Program
Applicants who submit a completed application to the MABS program will receive an application for the Redeemer City Ministry Scholarship Program.
New York City Degree Program
Designed for Christians who desire to integrate biblical studies with cultural and social concerns. RTS provides an MABS delivered up to 49% residentially in NYC. Courses in the core curriculum are offered either residentially or by distance learning.