Jackson Events

AALI Cohort Recruiting Lunch

Final Exams

Final Exams, May 10-12, 2017

Summer Classes End

MFTC Launch at Patterson's Porch

Orientation Schedule for New Students

The following is the schedule for the 2016 Fall Orientation. Free childcare will be available from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm by prior reservation only. Parents must provide a snack lunch for each child to eat in the nursery. Please make reservations by 4:30 pm, Thursday, August 18, with the Admissions Office (601-923-1670).

8:00-9:30        Welcome and Introductions        Chapel               
 
9:30-10:30       Academic Affairs                           Biblical Studies 2

10:30-11:45     Meet the Staff                                Depart from BS2

11:45-1:00       Lunch & Advice from Students    Patterson's Porch

1:15-2:30         Adjusting to Seminary                   South Campus

2:30 & beyond  Program Pieces                             South Campus

New students are cordially invited to President Guy Richardson's house (3 Avery Circle, Jackson) for dessert starting at 6:30.                       

Fall Classes Begin

Convocation Speaker: Dr. Bruce Baugus, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, RTS Jackson

Presentation of Torah Scroll

Torah Scroll to be Donated and Dedicated at Convocation, August 24.

RTS Jackson cordially invites you to our 51st Convocation and the unveiling and dedication of an ancient Torah scroll on August 24.

Convocation will begin at 11:00 am at Grace Chapel and Dr. Bruce Baugus, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, will give the Convocation address, entitled "Coram Scriptura, Coram Deo: Spiritual Despair and Exegetical Defiance in Life, Study, and Ministry." During Convocation, the Torah scroll will be donated and dedicated. Lunch will follow.

At 1:30 pm in the Library, there will be a Colloquium, where Dr. Scott Carroll will give an interactive seminar about the Torah scroll. Dr. Scott Carroll is a leading expert in rare, biblical papyri and scrolls. The seminar will be an opportunity to gain hands-on-experience with this rare artifact as the Torah scroll is rolled out for examination. Anyone interested in biblical history, ancient artifacts, Hebrew, and the powerful roots of the Old Testament tradition will benefit from this seminar.

Through the generosity of Ken and Barb Larson and their family, this ancient Hebrew Torah scroll of the first five books of the Bible will have new life in our community. Having survived some of the darkest periods of human history, this scroll is a powerful testament to God's faithfulness and the enduring power of his Word. This stunning piece of our spiritual heritage demonstrates the meticulous care and sacrificial commitment of one faith community's preservation of the biblical text.

Join us for Convocation, the dedication of the Torah scroll, and the interactive seminar. We'd love to have you as our guest.

Luau

AALI Kickoff

WIM Welcome Brunch

Women in Ministry (WIM) Welcome Brunch is Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Patterson's Porch. All women are invited whether you are a student or a wife of a student.

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

Labor Day Holiday

2016 Annual Mission Conference, RTS Jackson

Our 2016 RTS Jackson Annual Mission Conference will be September 6 and 7.

Tuesday             12:00 pm        Patterson's Porch
Wednesday       11:00 am        Chapel
                            12:00 pm        Patterson's Porch

The Keynote speaker is Rev. Ed Hartman. He is a graduate of Columbia Bible College; Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv); and Westminster Seminary in California (DMin). After serving as pastor of two churches in Mississippi for 15 years, Ed joined Mission to the World and served as team leader of a church planting and leadership development team in Brasov, Romania (2004-2013) where nationals are continuing the ministries begun during his time there. Since leaving Romania, Ed has continued to invest in church planting and missions as he, along with his wife, Emily, work in leadership development
and renewal with pastors, church leaders, church planters and missionaries and their wives. Ed is currently serving as Minister of Mission and Outreach at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ed and Emily have 4 adult children, a daughter-in-law, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first grandchild in April.

WIM Meeting

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

Lunch for those interested in ministry in Indonesia

CH (CPT) Mickey L. Basham II, Chaplain Recruiter, US Army

Chaplain Basham will make a presentation in Chapel and will be available for questions during lunch at Patterson's Porch.

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor of RTS and Professor of Theology and Philosophy, RTSJ

Last Day to Add a Class

WIM Meeting

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

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Jerry Young, President, National Baptist Convention, USA

WIM Meeting

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

Presbytery Credentials Committee Informational Lunch at Patterson's Porch

Last Day to Drop a Class

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Guy Waters, Professor of New Testament, RTSJ

Fall Counseling Conference

Fall Counseling Conference is September 29-30, 2016 with Dr. Daniel Sweeney as guest presenter. The conference will be in the large Biblical Studies room from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday and Friday.

WIM Meeting

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

Reading Week

Reading Week is October 3-7, 2016.

50th Anniversary Celebration October 6-7, Jackson, MS

Thursday Evening, October 6
Dinner for RTS Alumni and Friends     6:00 pm
 
Through generous gifts from RTS Board Members and others, all RTS alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to this complimentary banquet at the Jackson Hilton ballroom on County Line Road.

Day on the RTS Jackson Campus

Friday, October 7: Alumni Reunion and Friends of RTS are invited to a day on the RTS Jackson campus.

Coffee and Fellowship  ......................................................................    8:00 am

Welcome - Reminiscing with Former Professors ............................   9:00 am

Interview by Ligon Duncan ............................................................... 10:15 am
 
Worship Service of Thanksgiving ...................................................... 11:15 am

Picnic Lunch (kids welcome) ............................................................. 12:15 pm

Campus Tours ....................................................................................    1:00 pm

Preview Day for Prospective Students

Chapel Speaker: Dr. Sean Lucas, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS and Associate Professor of Church History, RTSJ

WIM Meeting

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

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

WIM Meeting

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

AALI Mentoring Event: Cultural Intelligence

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

WIM Meeting

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

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