Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Crawford Stevener

One of the most exciting programs over the  last few years at RTS Charlotte is the Center for Campus Ministry (CCM).  The CCM is designed to equip our students for the challenges that are unique to campus ministry–and there are many.  The college campus is one of the most critical battle grounds in our world today, and we are pleased to play a role in sending well-trained men and women to labor there.

The CCM involves a specialized degree emphasis in campus ministry, as well as the CCM Fellowship (a community of folks headed to campus ministry), CCM events and lunches, and more.  You can read more about it here

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Where Are They Now? @RTSCharlotte Alumnus Michael Knight

One of the things that makes the RTS Charlotte campus distinctive is the number of missionaries we have sent out over the years.   For whatever providential reasons, God has allowed the Charlotte campus to be a fruitful training ground for folks headed to the mission field.

This missions “vibe” in Charlotte simply reflects the overall ethos we are shooting for here.  We not only want our seminary to be theologically solid, but also outwardly focused and passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission.

Right now, Charlotte alums serve in countries such as Peru, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, France, England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, …

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Where Are They Now? @RTSCharlotte Alumnus Blair Smith

As many of you know, last year our beloved Dr. Doug Kelly retired from RTS Charlotte after 33 years as a professor.  He is now Professor of Theology Emeritus.

Upon his retirement many of us wondered who would replace Doug (and how that would even be possible!).  In  particular, we wondered whether this person could share Doug’s expertise in Trinitarian thought during the patristic period.

Our prayers were answered when we hired one of our own alumni (class of 2003), and former student of Dr. Kelly’s, Blair Smith.

Blair is now our new Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology.  He is currently wrapping up his Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Patristics) …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Chad Grindstaff

One of the things we love here at RTS Charlotte is church planting. In fact, we have just launched this fall the new Center for Church Planting on the Charlotte campus.  It’s still in its infancy, but you can read the initial announcement here.

On this note, I am pleased that this installment of our Where Are They Now? alumni series features Chad Grindstaff (class of 2005 ).  Chad is a church-planter in Cincinnati and is a great example of how our grads are planting new churches all over the country (and the world) .

Here is his interview:

1. What are you currently doing?  

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Alex Shipman

Over the last several years, I have been running a RTS Charlotte alumni series called “Where Are They Now?” (see the complete series here).  Since this is the time of year for alumni reunions at the various denominational gatherings, I thought I would add the latest installment.

This post highlights one of our best and brightest, alumnus Alex Shipman (class of 2008).  In addition to his pastoral duties, Alex leads the African American Presbyterian Fellowship (AAPF) for the PCA.  As described in one of their newsletters, the mission of the AAPF is “to work within the denomination to expand African Americans’ presence, involvement and leadership.”

  1. What are you

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