Future and current NYC ministry leaders


2-4 years


Providing accredited theological education for New York ministry leaders

the program

We have partnered with the Reformed Theological Seminary to offer theological education (an accredited MA in Biblical Studies) to aspiring and current church planters, pastors, ministry leaders, and marketplace leaders in NYC. We believe if you are preparing to minister in an urban environment, it is best to get your foundational theological education within that environment. This allows you to process what you are learning in the midst of life and ministry in the city.


the details



Learn more about the MABS curriculum.


  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution

  • Live in New York City or the region


Approximately 25 students are selected for each cohort.

Tuition & financial aid

The tuition rate for the 2019-20 AY is $550/credit hour: 

  • 2 year program (33 credits/year): $18,150*

  • 3 year program (22 credits/year): $12,100*

  • 4 year program (16 credits/year): $8,800*

*plus fees where applicable

RTS does not participate in the Federal student loan program. However, significant need based scholarships are available for students called to ministry in NYC by applying to the Redeemer City Ministry Scholarship Program.  As a Redeemer City Ministry Scholar you will also receive regular investment and support from City to City staff, free admission to City Lab events and vocational assessment and encouragement.  Applicants apply for the scholarships as part of the admission process. Admitted students receive notification of their award with notification of admission to the MABS program.     


The RTS MABS is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools: Commission on Accrediting (ATS), and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC.)

Professors & faculty

Professors will come from the RTS system of full-time faculty, adjunct professors, and guest lecturers. Some of the professors will come from the NYC region and may include staff of Redeemer City to City.

Tim Keller currently teaches Living the Christian Life in Secular Culture, and team-teaches Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies with Dr. Ligon Duncan.

Course delivery

It is our goal to provide a cohort classroom experience for every course. Courses will be delivered through these various methods:

  1. Lectures in NYC

  2. Livestreamed in NYC classroom

  3. Online courses

  4. Combination of online and live-delivery


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If Seminary sounds like the right fit for you, contact us for more information.


Redeemer City to City's New York programs are funded by the New York Project, a joint strategy of Redeemer Churches and Redeemer City to City.