What is the application process?
The application process involves completing (1) the RTS Application and (2) an addendum of 5 questions for the RCM program. The 5 questions are included at the end of the online application for completion and submission with the online application, but can be reviewed by clicking on the “Application Addendum” link above under Topics.
Applications are now being received for admission into the 2017-2018 academic year (third cohort), which begins September 2017. The first operating deadline for completing and submitting a NYC application for fall 2017 is February 10, 2017, with decision notifications given shortly thereafter. The second operating deadline for application submission is March 10, 2017, with decision notifications given shortly thereafter
Contact information for RTS New York City Admissions Office:
RTS New York City Admissions
Attn: Edward Murray, Director of Admissions
2101 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-227-2013 or 704-366-4853
WHAT IS THE GENERAL TIMELINE FOR THE STARTUP OF THE RCM PROGRAM?
The first cohort of RTS New York City students started the program fall 2015. The City Ministry Year (CMY) will begin early September 2017, after the first cohort of students have completed the MABS.
HOW MANY WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THE RCM PROGRAM?
We anticipate accepting a cohort of 25 each year.
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE WITH CHURCHES IN THE CITY AND IF SO, HOW CAN I LEARN ABOUT GETTING AN INTERNSHIP?
We encourage students to have internships at local churches throughout the city and we will help provide information about the various churches that offer internships.
WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
Classes for the RCM program will be held in two locations, (1) in Midtown Manhattan at 1166 Avenue of Americas - 16th Floor (on 6th Avenue between West 45th and West 46th Streets), the office location for Redeemer Presbyterian Church and Redeemer City to City, and (2) at 150 W 83rd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue), the location for Redeemer’s West Side congregation.
WHAT IS THE CITY MINISTRY YEAR?
The City Ministry Year (CMY) is a one-year residential training program consisting of cohort based classroom study and mentored learning alongside a ministry experience that equips students for gospel ministry especially in urban center settings. CMY covers what is called “practical theology” and corresponds roughly to the year of those courses offered in many US MDiv programs. Courses are arranged under four practical ministry areas: preaching, pastoring, leading and cultural engagement.
I ALREADY HAVE AN MA OR M DIV. CAN I STILL APPLY FOR THE CMY?
Yes, a few slots will be available each year in the CMY for qualified students that already have their MA or MDiv.
HOW WILL THE CMY BE DELIVERED IN NYC?
Twenty-eight (28) non-accredited units constitute the CMY curriculum delivered over two semesters. Each semester lasts 14 weeks, roughly from early September to mid-December, and from early February to mid-May.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR THE CMY?
Classroom learning is two days a week for six hours, with an additional 18 hours of reading and ministry projects each week.
WILL THE CMY PROGRAM OFFER SEMINARY CREDIT?
The CMY program is a non-accredited degree program; however, students completing the CMY will receive a certificate of program completion from CTC.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE CMY?
The cost of the one year CMY program is approximately $9,800 plus cost of reading materials.
WHO WILL BE THE FACULTY OF THE CMY?
Faculty will be city ministry practitioners from NYC and other cities. Faculty will include staff from Redeemer church, staff of Redeemer City to City and other ministry leaders.