How you learn will determine how you lead.

At RTS Jackson, the context of community fosters meditation on God's Word as you're surrounded by other believers. A faculty that cares for their students, weekly prayer groups and athletics, and campus housing together help us to live out our motto: a mind for truth, a heart for God.

Dr. Guy L. Richardson
President, Jackson Campus

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Alum Article Appearing on Desiring God

"Your spouse may complement you, but he (or she) will never complete you. That's the job of Christ." RTS Jackson alum Josh ... | Read More

New Disc Golf Course on Campus

Students and faculty joined together this past week to begin setting up the new disc golf course around the RTS Jackson campus. ... | Read More

Alum Ricky Jones Releases New Book

RTS Jackson alum (MDIV '95) Ricky Jones has written a new book, Too Good to Be True: Christian Hope in a Hopeless Age. In his ... | Read More

Summer Institute of Biblical Languages Underway

The RTS Jackson community is abuzz with activity as the Summer Institute of Biblical Languages has passed its midway point for ... | Read More

49th Commencement Honors Diverse Graduating Class

Held at the First Presbyterian Church on May 14, RTS Jackson's 49th Commencement honored twenty-five men and eight women from a ... | Read More

African American Leadership Initiative (AALI)

The African American Leadership Initiative provides mentoring, modeling, fellowship, and scholarship to students. Members of AALI will learn how to apply the Gospel to the unique challenges and circumstances of ministry in a multi-ethnic, urban setting.

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Community & Campus Housing

A seminary education is so much more than just hours spent in the classroom. Being surrounded by like-minded peers and faculty is vital for the spiritual and educational formation of counselors and pastors in training. At RTS Jackson, on- and off-campus housing fosters a community atmosphere unlike any other as students learn and grow together.

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Why Jackson? A Testimonial from Elbert McGowan Jr.

Rev. Elbert McGowan, Jr. talks about the demographics and history of Jackson that make the city fertile ground for gospel ministry. The community, faculty, and location of RTS Jackson provide a training ground unlike any other for pastors and counselors.

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Foundational Skills of Counseling

Real listening is one of the best illustrations of laying down your life for another. Dr. Bill Richardson explains how foundational listening skills equip counselors and pastors to minister to the hurting in this two-part course, part of the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling (MFTC) program at RTS Jackson.

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The Summer Institute of Biblical Languages

The best way to learn a language is through immersion. The RTS Jackson Summer Institute for Biblical Languages (SIBL) provides thorough intensive introductions to the biblical languages through an eight week program offering both Hebrew and Greek. By studying in class three hours a day, five days a week for eight weeks, students complete the equivalent of a full year of language study in a single summer.


Missions Focus & An International Community

Jesus came to seek and save the lost and then called and empowered us to make disciples of all nations. At RTS Jackson we prepare international and American students together to take the Gospel across the street and around the world.

International Students Missions Emphasis