Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Over the last 20 years, RTS Charlotte has been pleased to develop a great relationship with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) denomination.   While we serve many different denominations (over 40 different ones), and while the PCA is still our largest constituency, there is a special regional connection with the ARP in the Carolinas.

This relationship will only get stronger, we pray, with the newly announced Glenwood ARP Scholarship here at the Charlotte campus.  This scholarship provides full tuition for 3 years for qualified ARP students who are in the M.Div. program.  Although the application process for these scholarships is competitive, we encourage people to apply. For more info, see here

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Spurgeon: Ministers, You are the Public Clock of Our World

Spurgeon

Every couple of years, I try to re-read two books that have been very formative for my thinking on life in the ministry.  One is Richard Baxters’ The Reformed Pastor, perhaps the most convicting book ever written (other than the Bible).  Each year, after reading it, I am tempted to draw up my resignation, drop out of the ministry, and go sell carpet or something.

The other book, is Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students, a veritable goldmine of advice and instruction for those of us in ministry (or heading there).   Spurgeon covers a wide range of issue from the call to the ministry all the way to pulpit …

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A Word of Encouragment to Those in Ministry: God Does Not View Your Labors as “Filthy Rags”

good works

When it comes to our justification–our legal standing before God–our own good works are in no way the grounds of God’s declaration that we are “righteous.”  Indeed, that is the very thing that makes the gospel good news.  We are saved not by what we have done, but by what Christ has done.  We are accepted by God not because of our works, but in spite of them.

But what does God think of our good works after we are saved?  Here is where, unfortunately, Christians often receive mixed messages.  Somewhere along the way we have begun to believe that our pride is best held in check, and God’s grace …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Phil Davis

Faith Community Prague

Why would a seminary graduate, with a young family, want to move overseas and start a church in the “most atheistic city in the world”?  Certainly this is not the normal next step for the average American seminary student who typically envisions ministry in an established suburban church in a Bible-belt city.

But, this was the next step for RTS Charlotte alumnus Phil Davis (class of 2003) who moved his family to Prague, Czech Republic to start a new church.  And now they have a thriving ministry in this beautiful European city (and home of 14th century Reformer Jan Hus).  In addition, they have been joined in recent years …

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