Labor Day Holiday

Last Day to Add a Class

Chapel Speaker: The Rev. David Strain, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS

The African American Leadership Initiative Annual Kickoff

The African American Leadership Initiative is hosting its annual kickoff on Friday, September 5th from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. This event offers training related to AALI, dinner, and FUN! Everyone of all races, genders, and degree programs are welcome to join in.

3:00-6:00 pm in DC2: Biblical Theology of Race and Nations, The Power of the Cross, and the Power of We
6:00-7:00 pm in DC2: Dinner with special chef
7:00-10:00 pm in DC2, the Gym, and in the Parking Lot: Laser Tag, Game Truck, and some good ole fashioned board games

For more information call Justin at 443-621-8144 or email at

Families of those who come to the 3-6 pm are welcome to attend, please make sure you register everyone who is coming. Don't miss the first event of the Year as it will be informative, fun, and just a great opportunity to get to know each other.

Missions Conference with Ken Temple

Tuesday, September 9   12:10 - 12:55 Pizza Lunch at Patterson's Porch, Introduction Session

Wednesday, September 10  11:00 - 11:55 Grace Chapel, Session Two
                                              12:00 Patterson's Porch, Free Lunch, Q and A Session

Ken Temple has been reaching out to Muslims (Iranians, Arabs, Turks) for over 30 years (including three years in a Muslim country). During those years, he has ministered to Iranian Muslims and believers in Christ, through evangelism, discipleship, church-planting and leadership training. He speaks Farsi, the language of Iran. Ken continues to go overseas and train underground church pastors and lay leaders (Iranians) 2-3 times per year and ministers to Iranians in the Atlanta area. Visit Ken's blog at

RUF Lunch with Les Newsom and John Stone at Patterson's Porch, 12:00 pm

Les Newsom is the Area Coordinator for Reformed University Fellowship in Alabama and the Midsouth. John Stone is the Assistant Coordinator for RUF National. Les and John will be on campus all day Tuesday and would love to meet with anyone who has questions about or interest in the ministry of RUF. Please contact Laura Wofford,, to find a time to meet with either John or Les.

Chapel Speaker: Seth Starkey, RUF Minister at Belhaven University


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

African Bible College Luncheon

Bob Penny with African Bible College is hosting a pizza luncheon for anyone interested in learning about ABC on Tuesday, September 23 at 12:00 pm at Patterson's Porch.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Guy Richardson, President, RTS, Jackson

Last Day to Drop a Class


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

International Dinner Potluck

Join us Friday, September 26th at Patterson's Porch from 6-9 pm for our annual International Dinner Potluck! RTS is blessed to be part of a very diverse campus with students, faculty, and staff not only from all over the country, but from all over the world.  So come to the Porch with a dish that is native to where you are from (dressed, if possible, accordingly!) and experience fellowship and food from all these different places. This is a family affair so please bring your spouses and children. For more information or if you have questions that you would like to ask, email Xavi Perez at

Writing Seminar

There will be a Writing Seminar in Biblical Studies Room 2, Friday, September 26, 2014, for all students who want to attend.
For more information contact Dr. Ben Gladd at

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Jim Hurley, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy


The inauguration of Ligon Duncan will be held October 2, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi at 7:30 pm.

Panel Discussion with Dr. Ligon Duncan and Dr. Al Mohler

On Friday, October 3rd, Reformed Theological Seminary invites all who are interested in the direction and trends in the American Church to attend a presentation and Q&A with Dr. Ligon Duncan, the new Chancellor and CEO of RTS, and Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. This will be continuing and expanding on the ideas presented by Dr. Mohler in his main address given at Dr. Duncan's inauguration ceremony. Both Drs. Mohler and Duncan are considered nationally respected Church leaders not only in our country but around the world. Their clear thinking, coupled with their long friendship and shared concerns, will ensure a lively and informative discussion.  This presentation will be held in Grace Chapel on the Campus of RTS, 5422 Clinton Boulevard, starting at 9:00 Friday morning. Admission is free. Please come and bring a friend.

Reading Week: October 6-10, 2014

RTS MFTC Counseling Conference

2014 RTS MFTC Conference on Christian Counseling:
Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Large classroom in Biblical Studies Building
Topic: Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Guest Speaker: Dr. Diane Langberg
Also Speaking: Dr. James Hurley, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, RTS 
                         Dr. William Richardson, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, RTS

Dr. Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry and the Christian life. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D.& Associates, a group practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. Dr. Langberg has expertise in many areas, including sexual and domestic abuse, addictions, depression and eating disorders. For more information, please contact Stephanie Hathorn at  

Registration Time:
7:00 - 7:45 am, Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Biblical Studies Building.

Pastor to Pastor

Dr. Guy Richardson and Dr. Charlie Wingard invite all MDIV students to a series of "Pastor to Pastor" lunches this fall and spring.  Over lunch various faculty and guest speakers will meet with interested students to discuss specific areas of pastoral ministry, such as visitation, equipping church officers, counseling, caring for the church's children, the pastor's devotional and family life, handling church conflict, serving in church courts, etc, - the general stuff of pastoral life and ministry.

The first meeting is Tuesday, October 14, at noon at Patterson's Porch.  Dr. Richardson will guide the discussion on "The Call to Ministry: Understanding the Minister's Role and Cultivating His Relationships." Just grab a lunch and join the discussion.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Elias Medeiros, Professor of Missions


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Ben Gladd, Assistant Professor of New Testament


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

The Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley (PCA) Hosts Credentials Luncheon in Patterson's Porch on Tuesday, October 28, 12:00

On Tuesday, October 28 in Patterson's Porch, presbytery credentials committee representatives will be present to walk new-ish students through the process of ordination into the PCA. The meeting will be discussion based and have time for Q&A.

While the process of ordination isn't necessarily identical for every student (varied denominations and presbyteries), even students who are not planning on entering the PCA should plan to attend. This meeting is a good opportunity to learn why certain procedures exist (hint: to protect you, the local church, and the presbyteries!) and the timelines given for students preparing for ordination will help all students. If you are planning on ordination into the PCA, this meeting is a priceless chance to make sure you're on track. You don't want to be the student who thinks all it takes is a degree only to find out upon graduation you have another two years of presbytery work ahead of you.

Please make plans to attend. Lunch will be paid for by the presbytery.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Miles Van Pelt, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Academic Dean


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Registration for Winter Classes Opens

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology


Women's in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Women in Ministry Retreat

Women in Ministry Retreat is Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Patterson's Porch/WIM room.

John Reed Miller Lectures

John Reed Miller Lectures with Dr. Tim Keller

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 pm      Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am     Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 2
12:00 - 2:00 pm     Lunch with Q&A on Prayer Book
3:00 - 4:30 pm       Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 3

Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 am     Preaching Lecture/Q&A Session 4

In 1989 Tim Keller planted Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy. Today Redeemer serves more than five thousand regular attendees at five services throughout the city. In 2001 Keller started Redeemer City to City which planted over 300 churches in 45 cities. He has written numerous books including The Reason for God, Skepticism, The Prodigal God, Counterfeit Gods, and Center Church.    

Visitors-and especially area pastors- are welcome to join us. For more information about attending these lectures, please contact the Admissions office at 601-923-1672 or  


Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm

Chapel Speaker: Brian Gault, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Director of Admissions

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 27-28, 2014

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