Last night, RTS Charlotte put on its bi-annual vision banquet at the Carmel Country Club here in Charlotte. It was a beautiful venue overlooking a fantastic golf course.
Our musical guest was Sandra McCracken, one of the most gifted Christian artists today. Blending an amazing voice with acoustic guitar and piano, Sandra played a number of her well-known songs, including We Will Feast in the House of Zion. She was such a delight to listen to.
The opening prayer for the evening was offered by Will Huss, newly appointed national Coordinator for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). RTS Charlotte has had a long and fruitful relationship with RUF, sending out many campus ministers over the years. So, it was great to have Will join us.
Kevin DeYoung, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology here in Charlotte and Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church, gave an overview of why seminaries matter and why he loves teaching at RTS Charlotte in particular.
Then I spoke briefly on Matt 9:37: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” It’s a perfect verse to capture the mission of RTS, which is to send out as many laborers as possible—pastors, counselors, missionaries, campus pastors—into a needy world that lacks good shepherds.
Here are a number of photos that capture the feel of the evening. Enjoy!