Why RTS Washington?

I'm not trying to transfer information from one brain to another. I'm trying to pour character into the next generation. And you cannot do that at a distance.

At RTS, our professors are the curriculum. It's not just the classes that you're taking, it's the people that you're taking it from, and these are people who embody who we are and what we're trying to do.

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
Chancellor & CEO, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology 


 

BECAUSE STUDYING GOD'S WORD IN THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

"When we ask students about their biggest influence at seminary, it’s their personal relationships with faculty and a close second is the close personal relationships they have with fellow students."

Dr. Scott Redd
President, Associate Professor of Old Testament


 

BECAUSE GOD HAS THE RIGHT SEMINARY IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR YOU.

"Sharpening of my gospel vision for ministry was a direct result of my time at Reformed Theological Seminary. I'm glad I was at RTS!"

Rev. Irwyn Ince
Director of GraceDC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission


 

BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN FOSTERING A MIND FOR TRUTH AND A HEART FOR GOD.

"RTS has not only helped me to teach more effectively, but has deepened my own devotional life and faith."

David Frerichs
Director of Young Adult Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland


 

BECAUSE THE BENEFITS OF THEOLOGICAL TRAINING ARE FAR-REACHING.

"RTS allowed me to consolidate my Christian thinking in a way that I can better minister to my patients. I had always wanted to be a doctor. I still want to be a doctor. Going to seminary has made me a better doctor."

Allen H. Roberts II, MD, MDiv, FCCP, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine at Georgetown University, Chair of the Ethics Committee


 

BECAUSE THE WORDS OF SCRIPTURE ARE FORMING WHO WE ARE AS CHRISTIANS.

"RTS has informed what I believe, but it has also formed what I believe."

Jeff Toomer
Lead Pastor, Transit Church in Alexandria, Virginia


 

BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THE WAY PEOPLE WORSHIP AND UNDERSTAND GOD.

"RTS has opened my eyes and opened my heart to know the many facets and the many different ways that we can understand God."

Katie Roelofs
Minister of Music and Worship, Washington D.C. Christian Reformed Church


 

BECAUSE ADDRESSING DIFFICULT CULTURAL CONCERNS REQUIRES THOUGHTFUL ENGAGEMENT.

"We live in an increasingly pluralistic society, and these courses help us to grapple with how to confess Biblical truth in this culture."

Jennifer A. Marshall
Vice President, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow at the Heritage Foundation
itpl@rts.edu

Learn more about RTS Washington's Institute of Theology and Public Life here.


 

BECAUSE WE TREASURE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL CHURCHES.

"One of the things that makes or breaks a seminary is the quality of the churches around it. Praise God we have churches here who have a real interest in raising up pastors. Thoughtful Christians who are willing to invest in them."

Dr. Chad B. Van Dixhoorn
Professor of Church History, Director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary


 

BECAUSE WE FIND JOY IN SEEING STUDENTS FALL IN LOVE WITH SCRIPTURE.

"The joy that I have in teaching is immense. I love teaching the Bible. I can't think of a better thing to do. We get paid to grade. We teach for free."

Dr. Peter Y. Lee
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Dean of Students


 

BECAUSE RTS IS FOR EVERYBODY.

"I would recommend RTS to anyone who's interested in the pastoral ministry (even if you don't identify yourself as Reformed) simply because so much of what you learn is robustly biblical."

Tom Breeden
Assistant Pastor, Grace Community Church in Charlottesville, VA


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