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Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

02CE514/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of 02HT502 concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

02HT504/01
Dr. Ryan M. Reeves
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

Reformation Readings of Paul - 2.00 Hours

This course offers in-depth analysis of reformational readings of Paul, realizing that underneath the Lutheran, Reformed, and Anglican reformations was a concern to be faithful to Paul’s teachings freshly reinterpreted. Students will gain experience in engaging primary sources in the history of biblical interpretation capably as well as familiarity with broader trends, texts, movements, cultural issues, and pastoral concerns that shaped reformational theology.

02HT624/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Church Growth & Renewal - 3.00 Hours

This course lays the groundwork for participation in establishing new churches and helping existing churches grow. Biblical and theological perspectives are examined, along with appropriate knowledge from the social sciences and practical experience.

02MS703/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

New Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree pogram

02NT501/01
Dr. Reggie M. Kidd
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT506/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Acts & Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

A study of Acts and the thirteen letters of Paul that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the needs of the churches.

02NT518/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

Text and Canon II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (#02NT506) + Text and Canon (#02NT716) A study of the text and canon of scripture, focusing critically on seminal writings from antiquity and on contemporary research. The course will consist of readings, discussions, some lectures, and student presentations of research.

02NT720/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 16

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I-III, Greek I-II, Greek Exegesis, and Hermeneutics This course is the culmination of the language courses and hermeneutics and focuses on the writing of Hebrew and Greek exegesis papers.

02ON504/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

Septuagint Readings - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Greek I and Greek II (NT502 & NT504); Hebrew preferable but not required In this course we will read and exegete primary sources from the Greek OT (Septuagint), with special attention on the Pentateuch, Psalms, Isaiah, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets. We will study Septuagintal syntax and linguistics, the translators' handling and interpretation of their Hebrew sources, and the NT authors' interaction with the Greek OT. The goal of the course is to sharpen one's handling of Greek (and Hebrew) and grow in one's ability to understand and apply how the NT authors and their predecessors approached Israel's covenant Scriptures.

02ON606/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
February 14 - May 16

Old Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Survey is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

02OT501/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Hebrew II (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Tradtional Track, 02OT502A).

02OT504A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 16

Hebrew II (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Electronic Track, 02OT502B).

02OT504B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

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.

02OT508/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Poets - 2.00 Hours

An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

02OT512/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the following themes: day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

02OT516/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 14 - May 16

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

02PSY511/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Couples Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course examines the nature and proper functioning of marriage, gender issues in couple relationships, and common couple patterns and problems. Approaches to pre- and re-marital and marital counseling are examined. Assessment and treatment strategies in clinical work with couples are addressed.

02PSY570/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course examines the growing profession of community counseling with a focus on (1) the study of current trends and topics in community counseling, (2) the practice of specific techniques and interventions, and (3) the application of the techniques in community settings. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding the challenges of counseling in various community settings and the application of specific interventions in these settings.

02PSY576/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

Psychology in Relation to Theology II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. The purpose of this course is to expose students to traditional approaches to integrating psychology and theology. The legitimacy of the integration process will be addressed, and students will examine psychological, scientific, biblical, and theological issues associated with the integration. Students will evaluate several integrative models of Christian counseling, and begin to formulate their own ideas about integration.

02PSY632/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
February 9 - May 11

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

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.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (2PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/A
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (2PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/B
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Theology of Ministry II - 2.00 Hours

This course continues the themes of the worship course and introduces the student to general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, and typical problem areas and possible pitfalls for pastors.

02PT530/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 11

Preaching Lab III - 1.00 Hours

Open only to M.Div. students in their final year.

02PT532/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. 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 may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

02PT534/01
Dr. Kevin Collins
Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Thursday 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

History 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.

02ST504/01
Dr. John M. Frame
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 11

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

02ST517/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 14 - May 16

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.

02ST528/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 27 - MARCH 31 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) An examination of covenant theology from exegetical, historical, and systematic theological 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 redemptive historical hermeneutics.

02ST601/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 27 - March 31

Doctrine of the Trinity - 2.00 Hours

Trinitarian faith is vital to the life and health of the church. In this course we will explore the biblical/theological foundations, historical development, and contemporary approaches to the doctrine of the Trinity. After surveying the twentieth century trinitarian revival, we will carefully trace the historical development of trinitarian doctrine from the second through fifth centuries and then move to developments in the Reformation. We will also explore recent attempts to relate trinitarian doctrine to the church (its worship, identity and mission), salvation, Christian living, religious pluralism and Islam.

02ST610/01
Dr. Keith E. Johnson
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541 and 2PSY6543) or for two hours (2PSY6542 and 2PSY6544), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6541/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 5 - August 25

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541 and 2PSY6543) or for two hours (2PSY6542 and 2PSY6544), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6541/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 5 - August 25

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 29th. 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.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs), Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) and Communication II (02PT522, 2 hrs)

02PT531/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs), Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) and Communication II (02PT522, 2 hrs)

02PT531/02
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs), Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) and Communication II (02PT522, 2 hrs)

02PT531/03
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 29th. 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.

02HT502/01
Dr. Ryan M. Reeves
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

Detailed study of selected passages from the Greek New Testament, with a focus on enabling the student to gain experience in reading Greek for personal edification and ministry purposes—and to get exposure to large portions of Bible in its original language. (Greek I and II required; Greek Exegesis recommended but not required).

02NT602/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

The Gospel of John - 1.00 Hours

A detailed examination of this "Gospel of Glory," with special attention paid to its distinctive narration of Jesus' ministry, theological themes, and usefulness in Christian ministry. (Note: Greek I and II not required but encouraged).

02NT721/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Poets - 2.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 29th. An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

02OT512/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Group Theories and Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. Dates: 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 8/1, 8/3 Tuesdays and Thursdays -- 8am-12pm (first week) and 8am-5pm (other 4 dates) This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages and techniques.

02PSY571/01
Dr. James Coffield
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 11 - August 3

Fundamental Therapy Skills - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. Dates: 7/12, 7/19, 8/2, 8/9 & 8/11 Wednesdays from 8:30am- 3:30pm (plus Friday 8/11, 1pm - 5:30pm) Training in basic counseling and interviewing skills. Stress is placed on skills related to empathy, respect, and concreteness. Lecture, video and rehearsal of various counseling techniques and interventions help students develop knowledge of and facility in fundamental skills needed to conduct therapy. Students learn how their individual characteristics and behaviors influence the systematically interactive counseling process.

02PSY501/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
July 12 - August 11

Career & Lifestyle Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. Dates: 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 Mondays, 8am - 5pm An examination of major theories of career selection and development, the philosophical and theological underpinnings of career. Students explore the decision-making process of careers, vocational assessment instruments, lifestyle planning, career consultation and the theology of vocation and work. Students practice the administration and interpretation of selected vocational tests and are encouraged to analyze their own career development in the light of the theories and assessment devices.

02PSY516/01
Rachel M. Blackston
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 17 - August 21

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.

02OT508/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

Evaluation & Assessment - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population.

02PSY542/01
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

Martin Luther:Theology for Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the theology of Martin Luther. Attention is given to the context in which Luther’s theology emerged, the scriptural basis for his reforming work, and the themes, patterns, and distinctions that shape his theology. For Luther, theology is a form of life and theology is for ministry. Correspondingly, this course will consider Luther’s understanding of the nature and purpose of theology and work to connect his theology to the practices of reading Scripture, preaching, and pastoral care.

02ON703/01
Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT502/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 7 - August 25




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Theology of Ministry - 3.00 Hours

The goal of the course is to refresh pastors in their personal ministry situations through engaging the ministry of Jesus. This engagement will occur through: The rich reading and focused writing done prior to class; a lively, interactive week of deeply considering a) the person, prayer practice, ministry, and events of the life of Jesus Christ, b) our Reformed theology of ministry and c) how our personal theology of ministry grows faithfully from these roots; student presentations and subsequent discussion which yield practical applications from the Gospel accounts of the prayers, ministry and events of Jesus Christ for specific ministry situations; and, the integrative paper after class that enables students to reflect on how their deepened theological understanding of ministry has resulted in improved practice.

02DM801/01
Dr. Gerrit Scott Dawson
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

Preaching from the Epistle to the Romans - 3.00 Hours

One Puritan called Romans “the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine.” Indeed! Romans has loomed large in the Reformed tradition. Perhaps it has loomed so large that many ministers have shied away from venturing an exposition of this epistle in the congregations they serve. In this course we will work to overcome that fear by thinking exegetically, theologically, and practically about preaching this epistle. The course objectives are to understand some of the leading exegetical and theological issues arising from Romans; to evaluate representative Reformed expositions of Romans; and, to become a better expositor and communicator of Romans to the church.

02DM882/01
Dr. Guy Waters
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

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