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Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus upon cementing the skills required to prepare a good exegetical sermon and the "skills" required for a life of ongoing improvement. Through class exercises, speaking experience and critique, students will gain practice in all that is basic to good preaching. The class meets Friday June 9 from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday June 10 from 9am to 4pm, Thursday June 15 from 6pm to 9pm, Friday June 16 from 9am to 4pm, and Saturday June 17 from 9am to 4pm.

04PT510/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 9 - June 10

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.

04ST601/1
Dr. John V. Fesko
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 12 - June 15

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul's Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

04NT516/1
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 19 - June 22

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.

04OT510/1
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.

04OT708/1
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.

04HT506/1
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.

04MS508/1
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

Advanced Pastoral Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course offers strategies to deal with difficult people and problems from a pastoral counseling perspective. Students explore practical Biblical categories for understanding, interpreting, and intervening in the lives of parishioners. Skill development and practice are included in the course. This course builds on the foundation of 04PT516 Pastoral Counseling but does not replace it. Also, 04PT516 is not a prerequisite.

04PT727/1
Dr. James Coffield
Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 24 - July 26

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.

04ST526/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 31 - August 1

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.

04HT508/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
August 2 - August 3

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.

04CE510/1
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.

04HT502/1
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.

04NT502/1
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.

04NT508/1
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.

04NT520/1
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.

04OT502/1
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.

04OT512/1
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
September 8 - September 8

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.

04PT512/1
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.

04PT520/1
Mr. John R. Muether
Friday 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 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.

04PT522/1
Dr. Bruce McRae
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 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.

04PT534/217
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.

04PT536/217
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.

04ST502/1
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.

04ST515/1
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.

04ST528/1
Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 22 - September 23

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