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Chapel - September 20

We have special guest, Dr. Ric Cannada, preaching in chapel on Tuesday, September 20th. Dr. Cannada is an experienced pastor, missionary, and teacher. He has also served as RTS Charlotte President and RTS Chancellor. His message is "The Great Invitation" (Matthew 11:25-30). Please join us in the Chapel at 10AM.

Ministry Lunch w/Ric Cannada - September 20, 2016

Dr. Robert (“Ric”) C. Cannada, Jr. is the Chancellor, Emeritus of RTS. He completed his post‑graduate studies at RTS receiving the degrees of Master of Divinity in 1973 and Doctor of Ministry in 1995. Ric served as a local church pastor for twenty years before serving at RTS for 20 years training pastors. He continues to represent RTS in a number of institutional initiatives.

Dr. Cannada is hosting a Ministry Lunch on September 20th to share about an exciting ministry he is involved with in Indonesia. His work there began with a family that was mentored/tutored by RTS grads and has grown into a ministry that now includes a university with over 16,000 students, 55 Christian schools, 25 Christian hospitals, and the planting of Presbyterian churches.

He will share opportunities for RTS students and grads that are available in the Indonesian churches and Christian schools.

Chick-Fil-A will be served. Please RSVP so we have enough food to serve all of our guests.

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Internship Fair - September 21

Looking for an internship? Join us for our first-ever internship fair in the dining room on Wed. Sept 21st from noon-1pm. Meet local pastors from the greater Charlotte area and hear about opportunities to serve throughout the city. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with Chris Vaughn.

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Tarwater Lecture Series w/Guest Speaker Dr. Currid - Oct. 23

Dr. John Currid will deliver the inaugural Ann Tarwater Lecture at Queens University on October 23rd at 5:00PM. This lecture series was created to explore the relationship between religion and the physical or social sciences. Dr. Currid's lecture is entitled: “Excavations in the Tophet at Carthage: A Precinct for Child Sacrifice and Burial?”

Admission is free but registration is required.

Dr. Fortson/Dr. Grams Round Table Discussion - Oct. 25

On October 25, 2016, the Gordon Conwell Seminary Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity will hold a round-table discussion with Dr. Fortson and Dr. Grams on their recent book, Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition. They will present the basic points of their book and answer questions from the audience about the issue. The round table will be held from 7:00-9:00 PM in the North American Room of Rogers Hall.

EQUIP Workshop - October 27

Nancy and David Guthrie: “What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps and What Really Hurts” Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:30PM-8:30PM, RTS Charlotte Chapel.

People in the midst of grief have high expectations for those charged with ministering to them. They have a heightened sensitivity to what people say, or don’t say, how people in the church come around them, and how some seem to disappear. David and Nancy Guthrie have experienced the death of two children and have a ministry to grieving parents. They’ll help equip us for the challenging task of caring well for those who are grieving, offering specifics on what to say and what not to say, what to do and what to avoid, tackling touchy topics like talking about heaven, navigating interactions on social media and more. Students and their spouses may attend free of charge, but must email Carolyn to register. All others may register online.

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2016 PCA Women's Conference Oct. 28-29

The PCA Women's Conference "Transformed" is being held at Christ Covenant Church October 28-29. Over 600 women have already registered so sign up quickly if you are interested!

WISDOM WEDNESDAY - How Can A Christian Promote Racial Harmony? (Jemar Tisby)

#Wisdom Wednesday with Jemar Tisby "How can a Christian promote racial harmony?"

From the Library

“Would you like to start to explore the rich research resources in the electronic collections offered by the RTS Library? Please contact Ken McMullen or Jessica Hudson to set up a 30-minute individual tutorial to learn about the ATLA journals database, so that we may help you with the discovery and use of these resources. We are glad to assist you!”

Field Education Seminar

Just a reminder that if you are looking for an internship (church or otherwise), there is required paperwork that must be sent to Dr. Culbertson before your internship hours begin to count toward the mandatory 400 hours of ministry. The paperwork is located on the RTS website at this link. Dr. Culbertson will need your registration form, learning covenant and mentor form.


Important Semester Dates

  • September 28: final date to drop a class
  • October 10-14: Fall Break

New Registrar!

Lisa Ellis is the new RTS Charlotte Registrar. Please stop by and meet her or email her if you have questions: lellis@rts.edu.

2016/2017 Graduates

Please contact the Registrar's Office at your earliest convenience if you are planning to graduate in December 2016 or May 2017.


Paid Internship

Christ Church at Rivers Edge is seeking a ministry intern to serve in the areas of music, worship, and children’s ministry. This is a part time, salaried position, with the possibility of assistance towards tuition and book expenses.

Christ Church is in the process of revitalization and will provide an excellent opportunity for ministry experience for the intern. The pastor will work closely with the intern towards fulfilling the field education requirements for graduation from RTS, as well the intern requirements of the PCA.

Located in Belmont, NC, Christ Church is a short distance from campus. For additional information regarding the church and the intern position, please check the website or contact the pastor, Ray Kruntorad, at 704-691-9973.