Resources on RTS Jackson

RTS – Teaching Pastoral Care

By Charlie Wingard · March 24, 2015 · 4 Comments
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Ordained in 1961, Pastor Brister Ware has served as First Presbyterian Church’s Minister of Pastoral Care since 1983. Today Brister spoke to my preaching class about pastoral visitation. His lecture was full of godly wisdom and practical instruction, the fruit of a long and faithful life in ministry. Brister is an encouragement to me, and I am thankful for his caring example.

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RTS – Introduction to Preaching

By Charlie Wingard · March 20, 2015 · 0 Comments
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I’ve never taught a more gratifying course than Introduction to Preaching. During the first half of the semester, men prepare their sermons; after spring break, they preach.  Yesterday at Grace Chapel James Ritchey and Martin Antoon preached the first sermons of this year’s class. To watch the next generation of ministers deliver sermons that expound the text, exalt the Savior, and edify the congregation is a tangible reminder of God’s determination to provide his church with faithful shepherds.

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Welcome to RTS Jackson!

By Charlie Wingard · March 20, 2015 · 0 Comments
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  What a treat to have Nathan Henderson on campus today exploring opportunities to study at RTS Jackson! I was Nathan’s pastor  at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Nathan is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University, and has a special interest in systematic theology.  

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Three Preachers to Whom I Owe Much

By Charlie Wingard · March 12, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Thirty-five years ago I finished college and began preaching full-time. For a year, I served as student pastor of  Wales Presbyterian Church in Tennessee, a congregation in the old Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS). Almost everything I owned fit into my 1970 Chevrolet Impala and off I went to preach the gospel. In addition to a King James Bible, my preaching Bible at the time, I took three valuable books. One was was actually  a booklet, the outlines and notes from John Stott’s expositions on Romans delivered at the 1979 Urbana Missions Conference. The first-time I heard Stott preach, I determined to follow his pulpit example best I could. A model expositor – clear, persuasive, and, above all, faithful to the text – he preached Christ and him crucified. At…

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RTS’s Company of Pastors – The Bench Is Deep

By Charlie Wingard · February 24, 2015 · 0 Comments
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  RTS has veteran pastors with many years of experience who offer beneficial counsel to men preparing for ministry. Today Dr. Bill Barcley spent time with my preaching class fielding questions on the preparation and delivery of sermons. Bill is an adjunct professor of New Testament at RTS Charlotte and senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church. In the 1990s, Dr. Barcley, Dr. Miles Van Pelt, and I served together on the church staff of First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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RTS – Equipping Pastors to Lead Worship

By Charlie Wingard · February 23, 2015 · 0 Comments
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    I am grateful to Dr. Bill Wymond, Minister of Music and Worship at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, who today in my Theology of Worship class gave his first of three lectures on church music and hymnody. His learning, enthusiasm, and experience make his instruction a valuable resource to men preparing to lead God’s people in worship.

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