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.

Dr. Jonathan D. Stuckert
Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
August 24 - December 4

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 29 - December 4

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 4

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.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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. THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF TEN TIMES.

Dr. Jud Davis
Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - November 9

Poets - 2.00 Hours

An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS MEETING SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, OCTOBER 6 & 7, AND NOVEMBER 3 & 4.

Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
September 8 - September 9

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. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, OCTOBER 6 & 7, AND OCTOBER 27 & 28.

Dr. James Saxon
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 8 - September 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.

Mr. John R. Muether
Friday 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 29 - September 30

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 IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS MEETING AUGUST 25 & 26, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, AND DECEMBER 8 & 9.

Dr. Bruce McRae
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - August 26

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 29 - November 29

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 30 - August 30

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.

Dr. Guy Michael Richard
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 4

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

Dr. Guy Michael Richard
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 29 - December 4

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 MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 22 & 23, OCTOBER 13 & 14, NOVEMBER 10 & 11, AND DECEMBER 1 & 2.

Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 22 - September 23

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 2 - January 6

Discipleship and Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

The vision of this course is to equip participants to biblically grasp and hopefully implement the life of Jesus and His ministry of discipleship impacting them personally, their families, and the church worldwide. This course will begin by looking at the meaning of a disciple in the Old and New Testaments, along with how the word has been used historically. The life of Jesus and the principles he used for transformation will be specifically examined, with an additional look at Paul’s life of discipleship. Students will learn detailed steps to apply life-on-life missional discipleship to their personal lives and church ministry. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS; JANUARY 5 & 6, 12 & 13, AND 19 & 20.

Dr. Monte T. Starkes
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 5 - 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.

Rev. David Filson
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 15 - January 19

Introduction to Preaching - 2.00 Hours

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

Dr. Brian H. Cosby
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 22 - January 25

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