Upcoming Classes

Atlanta

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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.

04PT520/I1
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.

04PT506/I1
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.

04ST530/W1
Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 6 - January 7

Planting Biblically Healthy Churches - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to and an overview of the key biblical dynamics and important practical steps in planting a biblically healthy church. Includes the biblical basis for church planting, different strategies and models for planting churches, the key marks of a church planter, the path of becoming a church planter, and the critical factors in becoming a church planting church, presbytery, or denomination.

04MS625/1
Dr. Ted Powers
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 17 - January 20

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

04ST519/1
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 17 - January 20

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.

04HT504/1
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.

04NT520/1
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.

04ON504/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 9 - May 12

Intermediate Hebrew - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of 4OT502.

04OT504/1
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.

04OT516/1
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. THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF EIGHT TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR MEETING DATES.

04PT508/1
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

04PT516/1
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.

04PT518/1
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.

04PT524/1
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.

04PT526/1
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.

04PT534/117
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.

04PT536/117
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.

04ST504/1
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.

04ST517/1
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
February 6 - 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.

04ST540/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - 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.

04ST601/1
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
February 6 - May 12

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