Rev. Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D. officially incorporated RSL Ministries in April, 2021 after launching a weekly online Bible study in January of the same year. However, the seeds of this ministry were sown when Dr. Lettsome decided to bridge the gap between academic training and ecclesial service by showing ministers how to effectively integrate their theological training into their everyday practice of ministry. As she worked with ministers, she became increasingly aware of lay people's need for biblical education and sound scriptural interpretation. Moreover, she recognized that many ministers did not have a "safe space" to learn or continue studying Scripture for both congregational and individual growth. Thus, RSL Ministries, Inc. became the digital space used to aid Christians in interpreting the Scriptures for preaching, teaching, and living.
The goals of RSL Ministries are two-fold:
- provide a weekly online Bible Study that offers biblical interpretation with scholarly depth, spiritual insight, and practical application
- serve as a platform for ministry leaders to access professional educational opportunities that improve their exegetical skills and elevates preaching and teaching. These opportunities are provided by Raquel S. Lettsome, LLC.
RSL Ministries, Inc. is a registered non profit in the State of New York and is a federal tax exempt 501(c)3.