Upcoming Classes


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Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to take the intimidation out of research and writing for seminary studies. Students will develop competency in developing a topic into a focused argument, library research, paper formatting, avoiding plagiarism, and other critical skills for seminary student success. Class sessions will be highly interactive with a workshop feel. Students will be coached in the production of a high quality research paper as a key outcome of the course.

Mr. Jonathan D. Stuckert
Tuesday 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
August 23 - December 9

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 9

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

Dr. Thomas L. Austin
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 18 - October 13

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 18 - December 9

Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer’s literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today’s church and world.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 23 - December 9

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

An exposition of the the epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; AUGUST 19 & 20, SEPTEMBER 23 & 24; OCTOBER 7 & 8, AND NOVEMBER 11 & 12.

Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 19 - August 20

Hebrews-Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 18 - December 9

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Mr. Benjamin J. Starr
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 22 - December 9

Genesis to Joshua - 3.00 Hours

This course takes an expository approach to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise, and fulfillment of the promises. This portion of the biblical revelation covers the period from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Israel in the Promised Land. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; AUGUST 26 & 27, SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 21 & 22, AND DECEMBER 2 & 3.

Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 26 - August 27

Leadership - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results.

Dr. James Saxon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - October 11

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication I. Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community. THIS CLASS MEETS AUGUST 26 & 27 AND OCTOBER 21 & 22.

Dr. Bruce McRae
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 26 - August 27

Field Ed Seminar - 0.00 Hours

This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This is the final seminar. Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
November 23 - November 23

Field Ed Internship - 0.00 Hours

Each student in the M.Div. degree program is required to complete 400 hours of Field Education in either the local church or a specialized ministry internship. To start this process, the student must register for this course and meet with the Field Education Officer at this seminar. During internships, students are under the supervision of pastors/mentors and the Field Education Officer of the seminary. Students should consult the welcome guide found on the Resource page http://www.rts.edu/site/rtsnearyou/atlanta/resources.aspx concerning the necessary paperwork required for the completion of Field Education internships.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 31 - August 31

Intro Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition. This class should be completed within the first year of a student's study with RTS. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: AUGUST 19 & 20, SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, OCTOBER 7 & 8, AND NOVEMBER 11 & 12.

Dr. Robert Burns
Dr. Bruce McRae
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 19 - August 20

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF TEN TIMES, PLEASE SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
August 22 - December 9

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics and to a biblical basis for morality. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are covered. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; SEPTEMBER 2 & 3, SEPTEMBER 16 & 17; OCTOBER 14 & 15, AND NOVEMBER 4 & 5.

Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 2 - September 3

Theology of the Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF TEN TIMES, PLEASE SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
August 22 - December 9

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

Dr. Roy Taylor
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 2 - January 3

Introduction to Preaching - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the principles and process in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

Dr. Jon D. Payne
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 3 - January 6

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND COURSE: JANUARY 6 & 7, 13 & 14, AND 20 & 21.

Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 6 - January 7

Isaiah - Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; FEBRUARY 10 & 11, MARCH 10 & 11, APRIL 7 & 8, AND MAY 5 & 6.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 10 - February 11

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