Chapel Speaker: Dr. Charlie Wingard, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students, RTS Jackson

Labor Day Holiday

Last Day to Add a Class

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, RTS Jackson

From Embers to a Flame, RTS Jackson, September 10-12

RTS Jackson will host Embers to a Flame, a conference on nurturing church vitality, on September 10-12. The conference focuses on church health and revitalization and is open to pastors and lay leaders. Dr. Harry Reeder, Senior Pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham and Rev. Lynn Downing, Pastor of Church Revitalization at Briarwood, will be speaking.

Thursday
6:00 - 7:00 pm    Registration
7:00 - 9:00 pm    Speaker: Harry Reeder

Friday
8:00 - 11:45 am    Speakers: Harry Reeder and Lynn Downing
11:45 - 12:45 pm  Lunch- provided
12:45 - 5:45 pm    Lynn Downing, Ligon Duncan, Harry Reeder

Saturday
8:15 am - 12:30 pm  Speakers: Harry Reeder and Lynn Downing

For more information or to register for the conference contact:
Embers to a Flame
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243
205-776-5399
embers@briarwood.org


Mississippi Valley Presbytery Credentials Committee Lunch

AALI Retreat: Friday-Saturday, September 11-12

The MFTC Program will conduct a training program this fall for MDIV and MFTC students to learn to counsel couples.

Learn to counsel couples.
Learn what damages couples and how to help them change.

Pastors counsel couples! Here is a chance to gain effective skills for your ministry.
Ephesians 4:28 and 29 tells us to move away from destructive words to constructive words and useful behaviors that will build others up. John Gottman is an orthodox Jew who has spent the last 40 years researching what is destructive or constructive for marriages. Indeed, the set of (godly) ways of interacting he has identified predict with over 90% accuracy whether a marriage will be a continuing satisfying relationship or whether it will fail. His findings can help pastors focus couples on crucial areas and promote godly change in them.

The MFTC program will conduct a training program this fall for MDIV and MFTC students to teach them about John Gottman's findings and methods.  The training includes 12 hours of video, discussion and a 300 page manual for each participant. Although the training normally costs about $250, it is available to RTS students, faculty and alumni for $99 (60% discount). Training will happen over two Fridays: September 11, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; September 25, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Sign up deadline is September 1.
For more information, contact Michael Hillerman (601-923-1630) or Dr. Hurley (601-316-7389).

RTS Jackson Annual Missions Conference

 Rev. Dr. Joel R. Beeke is the speaker for the Annual Missions Conference.

Tuesday, September 15   
12:00-12:55 pm  The Age of the Spirit and Revival     Patterson's Porch
 
Wednesday, September 16 
11:00-11:55 am   Enduring in the Best Race        Chapel
12:00-12:55 pm   How to Promote Genuine Church Growth   Patterson Porch

Rev. Dr. Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited sixty books, and contributed fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

WIM Kickoff Breakfast

Women in Ministry (WIM) Welcome Brunch is Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Patterson's Porch. All women are invited whether you are a student or wife of a student.

Last Day to Drop a Class

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Sean Lucas, Associate Professor of Church History, RTS Jackson and Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS

WIM

Women in Ministry Weekly Meeting, Patterson's Porch, 7:00-9:00 pm
All women are invited whether you are a student or wife of a student. A nursery will be available.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. James Hurley, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

Reading Week

Reading Week is October 5-9, 2015.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Guy Waters, the James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Michael McKelvey, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

AALI Mentoring Event in Dean Center, Room 2

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Miles Van Pelt, the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and Academic Dean, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Gladd, Assistant Professor of New Testament, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

John Reed Miller Lectures

Dr. Conrad Mbewe, senior minister of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, will deliver the 2015 John Reed Miller Lectures, November 10-12.

WIM Retreat

WIM Retreat is Friday, 2:00-8:30 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, November 13 and 14, Patterson's Porch.

AALI Mentoring Event in Dean Center Room 2

Chapel Speaker: Jemar Tisby, Director of African American Leadership Initiative, RTS Jackson

WIM

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

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26-27, 2015

Last Day of Fall Class

 
Dr. Bruce Baugus

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