“Missions” is the sovereign work of God (John 4:23, 34) in reconciling the lost to himself through Jesus Christ by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. The Missions program at RTS trains and equips competent missional-minded pastors and Christian workers to serve the Church of Jesus Christ in North America and overseas to fulfill our calling to make disciples of all nations.
Our MDIV with a Missions Emphasis offers training for pastoral/missional ministry with an intercultural emphasis which enables you to extend your local pastoral ministries through evangelism, effective preaching and church planting at home and cross-culturally. Missions courses focus our attention on the work of God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit in the sending of every member of the body of Christ as servants through whom others may believe (1 Corinthians 3:5) in the world that God has given us as our “mission field.”
After all, the Scriptures are all about Jesus, His redemptive Work, and the preaching of “repentance and remissions of sins...in His name to all nations” (Luke 24:47). At RTS Jackson we prepare international and American students together to take the Gospel across the street and around the world. By the way, if you are not witnessing to Jesus (Acts 1:8) you are not following Jesus (Matthew 4:19).