Upcoming Classes


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History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND COURSE; MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, APRIL 7 & 8, APRIL 28 & 29, AND MAY 5 & 6.

Dr. Daniel J. Steere
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 31 - April 1

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
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 7 - May 12

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon OT-NT issues, particularly redemptive-historical considerations and covenant theology. Background hermeneutical issues will be covered, including the role of the interpreter and creeds/confessions. In addition, the course will include a brief overview of the history of interpretation of the Bible from the early church to modern day. Finally, the class will explore the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 9 - May 12

Intermediate Hebrew - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of 4OT502.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Mr. Benjamin J. Starr
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 3 - May 12

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 17 & 18, MARCH 10 & 11, APRIL 21 & 22, AND MAY 12 & 13.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 17 - February 18

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addresses total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama. 04PT506 Introduction to Preaching is a prerequisite. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF EIGHT TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR MEETING DATES.

Dr. Bruce McRae
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 9 - May 12

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private, and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles. THIS CLASS WILL MEET DURING THE RTS ATLANTA SPRING BREAK. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING ONLINE, PLEASE CONTACT JONATHAN STUCKERT jstuckert@rts.edu

Dr. Tim Lane
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 3 - April 7

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

A study of general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, typical problem areas, and possible pitfalls for pastors.

Dr. James Saxon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 7 - March 28

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

4PT522 Communication II is a prerequisite. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND COURSE; FEBRUARY 3 & 4, MARCH 3 & 4, AND MARCH 17 & 18.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
February 3 - February 4

Worship - 3.00 Hours

The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in the course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; FEBRUARY 3 & 4, FEBRUARY 24 & 25, MARCH 3 & 4, AND MARCH 17 & 18.

Dr. Jon D. Payne
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 3 - February 4

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
March 29 - March 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
February 15 - February 15

Hist. of Philosophy & Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

A critical, historical survey of the development of the main schools of philosophy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. After a brief introduction to philosophical thinking, the course concentrates on philosophical movements from Heraclitus to contemporary existentialism. Each school of thought is evaluated from a distinctively Reformed perspective. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS; FEBRUARY 17 & 18, MARCH 10 & 11, APRIL 21 & 22, AND MAY 12 & 13.

Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 17 - February 18

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF TEN TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
January 30 - May 12

Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 12

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical perspectives. Consideration is given to such issues as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for sacramental theology, and the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF TEN TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
January 30 - May 12

Judges-Esther - 2.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Proclaiming Christ from Judges to Esther - 1.00 Hours

A 1 hour elective that focuses on moving from exegesis to exposition. Students will work together in a workshop setting to analyze and practice approaches to teaching the text of the historical books Judges-Esther, with a particular focus on applying the text and proclaiming Christ from OT narratives.

Dr. William B. Fullilove
Mon to Fri 3:01 PM - 5:30 PM
July 10 - July 14

The Church and the World - 2.00 Hours

A course examining the relationship of the church and society. Particular attention is given to differing Christian approaches to the relationship of Christ and culture and to the impact of secularization, industrialization, and modern science. The growth of Christianity in thirdworld countries and in urban settings is considered. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: JULY 14 & 15, JULY 21 & 22, AND JULY 28 & 29.

Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
July 14 - July 15

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

Dr. James Saxon
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 19 - July 22

Classics of Personal Devotions - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student's knowledge of and love for God.

Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 31 - August 1

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology, responsibility for personal growth in Christ, and a concern for the spiritual well being of others. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
August 2 - August 3

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