Institute for Theology and Public Life

The Theology and Public Life program integrates biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology to equip Christians to witness to God’s kingdom in public life. Reformed theology has a rich tradition of reflection on issues of public theology that can be mined to enrich our understanding of our responsibilities and goals in today’s civil sphere. Students will engage a disciplined Reformed approach to biblical and systematic theology in order help hone an outlook cognizant of our place in redemptive history and the doctrinal framework needed to form a sound public theology.

Anglican Studies Program

RTS Washington is partnering with The Falls Church Anglican to provide a course of study aimed at training Anglican ministers and church leaders for the work to which they have been called. The Anglican Studies Program is designed to be taken alongside the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) degree program (MABS).

The Fellows Initiative

The Fellows Initiative (TFI) is a coalition of more than 20 church-based Fellows programs aimed to equip the rising generation of Christian leaders with a holistic understanding of faith that transforms culture. TFI is an umbrella organization that serves the regional Fellows Programs where bright, hard-working college graduates are placed in 3-4 day workplace internships. Fellows meet for graduate-level academic courses one day a week and are mentored by professionals in their area of vocational calling. Additionally, Fellows engage in community and church service activities.

RTS Washington is one of several academic institutions partnering with TFI to recognize the graduate level academic courses delivered in the Fellows Programs.

Certificate Program

Certificate programs are tailored to meet the needs of the candidates or the requirements of agencies with which they may be associated. Missionary candidates may meet the requirements of their sending agencies by taking a one-year program in Bible, Theology, or Missions. Campus ministry candidates may find courses in Bible and theology to be a helpful addition to training that may be given by their supporting agencies. As with degree programs, a B.A. degree or its equivalent from an accredited school is required.