Overview

RTB’s Scholar Community provides opportunities for scientists, theologians, physicians, philosophers, and other professionals to explore connections between science and the Christian faith. Our goal is to recruit and train scholar-evangelists to bring our transformational message of science-faith integration to STEMM-oriented (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) Christians and those skeptical of the Christian faith. 

Scholar-evangelists are committed to reputable scholarship and to actively sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. RTB helps members grow in confidence to share their faith more effectively. We provide workshops, courses, coaching, and opportunities to network with like-minded professionals interested in investigating the harmony between God’s Word and God’s world from an old-earth creation perspective.

Find more about the program below.

Scholar Community Member

  • PhD, MD, DMin, JD, or equivalent
  • Desire to explore connections between science and the Christian faith within an old-earth creation context
  • Have the heart of an evangelist who actively shares their faith with STEMM-trained/influenced seekers and Christians
  • Hold personal beliefs consistent with RTB’s Mission & Beliefs, as well as the Chicago Statements on Inerrancy and Hermeneutics
  • Live in a manner consistent with RTB’s standard of conduct, including displaying virtuous character traits consistent with 1 Peter 3:15–16

Associate Scholar Community Member

  • Completed MA or MS
  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral program (PhD, DMin, MD, JD, or equivalent)
  • Desire to explore connections between science and the Christian faith within an old-earth creation context
  • Have the heart of an evangelist who actively shares their faith with STEMM-trained/influenced seekers and Christians
  • Hold personal beliefs consistent with RTB’s Mission & Beliefs, as well as the Chicago Statements on Inerrancy and Hermeneutics
  • Live in a manner consistent with RTB’s standard of conduct, including displaying virtuous character traits consistent with 1 Peter 3:15–16

Benefits of Membership in the RTB Scholar Community

  • Live calls with RTB’s esteemed scholar team
  • Access to an online network, exclusively created for community members
  • Workshops that give members practical ministry skills to help improve their efforts as lay-evangelists reaching out to STEMM-trained/influenced individuals
  • Eligibility to contribute to the Voices blog on the RTB website*
  • Eligibility to apply for RTB’s Visiting Scholar program*

*Applicable to full Scholar Community Members only.

Apologetics Community

The Apologetics Community is a network of lay-evangelists coming from a variety of backgrounds who play a vital part in RTB’s ministry at a grassroots level. RTB’s goal is to recruit, train, and release members to bring our transformational message of science-faith integration to STEMM-oriented Christians and those skeptical of the Christian faith. Our vision is to bring forth this mission with gentleness and respect. Click here to learn more. 

Visiting Scholar Program

We invite full Scholar Community Members to apply for participation in the Visiting Scholar Program. Visiting Scholars come to RTB headquarters, in-person or virtually, and enter an extended collaboration period with RTB’s staff scholars. These strategic scholar-evangelists use their own expertise to engage in various projects to add depth and scope to the ministry’s resources. Click here to learn more.

Fellows Program

We nominate and select members from our Visiting Scholar Program to help augment and extend the expertise of RTB’s ministry. Fellows engage in groundbreaking research to further develop our testable creation model. These top-level scholars primarily work remotely for contracted periods, typically between 3 and 12 months. Click here to learn more.

If you would like more information about the Scholar Community, please email us at scholarcommunity@reasons.org. Please clearly state your program interest.