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. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, OCTOBER 7 & 8, OCTOBER 28 & 29, AND NOVEMBER 18 & 19.

04HT5100/1
Dr. Kenneth Stewart
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 16 - September 17

Christianity as a Cultural Minority - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses especially on the development of theology within the major ethnic minority groups in the United States. Special attention is given to exploring the theology of the African American church and discussing such issues as the prosperity gospel and liberation theology and their consequent impact within the church.THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 7 & 8, AND OCTOBER 28 & 29.

04HT6211/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Rev. Steven Gilchrist
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 30 - October 1

Christianity as a Cultural Minority - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses especially on the development of theology within the major ethnic minority groups in the United States. Special attention is given to exploring the theology of the African American church and discussing such issues as the prosperity gospel and liberation theology and their consequent impact within the church.
THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04HT6211S/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Rev. Steven Gilchrist
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 30 - October 1

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

04NT5100/1
Dr. Paul S. Cable
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 23 - November 22

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: AUG 25 – DEC 1 (THURSDAYS, 9am–12pm (EST)
An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02NT5100R/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

04NT5150/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 23 - November 22

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.

04NT5200/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 22 - November 28

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.

04OT5100/1
Dr. William Wood
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 23 - November 22

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

04OT5150/1
Dr. William Wood
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - November 28

Genesis to Deuteronomy - 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 Even in the Garden of Eden to the second giving of the Law.

04OT5200/1
Dr. William Wood
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 22 - November 28

Akkadian I - 2.00 Hours

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: AUGUST 30 – NOVEMBER 29 (TUESDAY afternoons, 1pm–3pm EST)
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not open to auditors.
The course is a basic study of Akkadian, which is a Semitic language. Students will also be introduced to the cuneiform script. Throughout the course, various primary sources will be consulted. This presents an opportunity for the student to learn one of the important languages from the ancient Near East and will provide necessary tools for comparative interpretation of the Hebrew and Aramaic portions of the Bible.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02OT6125R/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 30 - November 29

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the theological framework and basic skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible within the context of the church’s ministry (both formal and informal).

04PT5100/1
Rev. Aaron Messner
Thursday 5:10 PM - 9:30 PM
August 25 - September 29

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5100
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

04PT5125/1
Rev. Aaron Messner
Thursday 5:10 PM - 9:30 PM
October 6 - November 17

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will lay the foundations of a biblical theology of the pastor in relation to the church and the world. Students will begin to formulate a philosophy of ministry, assess readiness, and attain progress in their calling. A variety of pastoral skills and competencies will be included.

04PT5250/1
Dr. Stephen Estock
Dr. Ed Dunnington
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 18 - November 3

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will lay the foundations of a biblical theology of the pastor in relation to the church and the world. Students will begin to formulate a philosophy of ministry, assess readiness, and attain progress in their calling. A variety of pastoral skills and competencies will be included.
THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04PT5250S/1
Dr. Stephen Estock
Dr. Ed Dunnington
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 18 - November 3

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology and responsibility for personal growth in Christ. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

04PT5375/1
Rev. Joel Smit
Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
August 18 - November 17

Field Education 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 Mentored Ministry page https://rts.edu/campuses/atlanta/students/mentored-ministry/ concerning the necessary paperwork required for the completion of Field Education internships.

04PT5900/222
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 7 - September 7

Field Education 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.

04PT5905/222
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
November 16 - November 16

Theological Research & 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.

04PT6115/1
Dr. Jonathan D. Stuckert
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - November 22

Theological Research & Writing - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: AUG 29 – DEC 5 (MONDAYS, 10am-12pm EST — NO CLASS MEETINGS on Sept 5 and Oct 10)
This is a practical theology course on theological research and writing. The
course will give special attention to using the library, writing graduate level research
papers, and the problem of plagiarism. This course is designed to help you communicate
well. Written communication and oral communication overlap, so whether you are going
on for graduate studies or studying to become a pastor, you will need to learn how to
develop and deliver a thesis.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02PT6115R/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

Christian View of Human Rights - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus especially on helping students to build a Christian view of Human Rights. Special attention will be given to key historical conflicts and the worldviews and ideologies behind them, their impact on legislation, and how they have affected various philosophies of human rights. Themes examined will include Jim Crow legislation, the rise and fall of totalitarian regimes, and the response of the church in and through all of these things.
THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND COURSE; AUGUST 19 & 20, AUGUST 26 & 27, AND SEPTEMBER 9 & 10.

04PT6227/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 19 - August 20

Christian View of Human Rights - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus especially on helping students to build a Christian view of Human Rights. Special attention will be given to key historical conflicts and the worldviews and ideologies behind them, their impact on legislation, and how they have affected various philosophies of human rights. Themes examined will include Jim Crow legislation, the rise and fall of totalitarian regimes, and the response of the church in and through all of these things.
THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS; AUGUST 19 & 20, AUGUST 26 & 27, AND SEPTEMBER 9 & 10.
THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04PT6227S/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 19 - August 20

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the biblical, theological, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.

04ST5100/1
Dr. Guy M. Richard
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 23 - November 22

Systematic Theology: Scr/Th Prop/Anthr - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: AUGUST 19 & 20, SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1, AND OCTOBER 21 & 22.

04ST5150/1
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 19 - August 20

Systematic Theology: Christ/Sot/Esc - 3.00 Hours

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

THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 21 & 22, NOVEMBER 18 & 19.

04ST5200E/1
Dr. Brian H. Cosby
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 16 - September 17

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith.

04ST5450/1
Dr. Carlton Wynne
Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
August 18 - October 20

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: AUGUST 26 & 27, SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, OCTOBER 14 & 15, AND NOVEMBER 4 & 5.

04ST5500/1
Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
August 26 - August 27

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.
THIS CLASS MEETS NINE TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04ST5550/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - November 7

Doctrine of Baptism - 2.00 Hours

The doctrine of baptism elective is a full-orbed study including a historical survey of the doctrine, a biblical-theological survey, and systematic-theological formulation. The survey of the history of the doctrine begins with the apostolic church, covering key church fathers and baptismal documents, the middle ages covering key theologians, and a survey of the Reformation and post-Reformation periods. The biblical-theological survey traces baptism from Genesis to Revelation. The systematic-theological formulation will address topics such as the sacraments in general, baptism as a means of grace, the doctrine of baptism, recipients, and baptism and ecclesiology.

04ST6105/1
Dr. Guy M. Richard
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - November 28

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.

04NT5250/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
January 16 - January 18

Systematic Theology: Ecc/Sac - 2.00 Hours

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

04ST5250/1
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 10 - January 13

Christ, Culture, and Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

This course will explore a biblical theology of culture from a Reformed perspective, evaluate different models for Christian cultural engagement, and develop a biblical perspective on the principles and practice of contextualization. Attention will be given to the application of cultural analysis and contextualization in church ministry.

04ST5600/1
Dr. Carlton Wynne
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 3 - January 6

HIstory of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT5100, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.
THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

03HT5200R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
February 9 - May 16

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT5100, 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 CLASS: JANUARY 27 & 28, FEBRUARY 17 & 18, MARCH 10 & 11, AND MARCH 31 & APRIL 1.

04HT5200/1
Dr. Kenneth Stewart
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 27 - January 28

Latin I - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.
This course is an introduction to the Latin language, particularly Ecclesiastical Latin. This introduction will cover morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin is a two (2) hour course. There are no prerequisites.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01HT6100R/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 30 - May 1

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Priority in registration will be given to those registered for Greek I (Remote Live – 02NT5100R) in the 2022/Fall semester.
THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: FEB 9 – MAY 15 (THURSDAYS, 9am–12pm (EST)
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02NT5125R/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

04NT5125/1
Dr. Paul S. Cable
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 31 - May 6

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

An exposition of 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.

04NT5300/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 30 - May 6

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

04NT5350/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 2 - May 6

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts.
Course note: This section will study Romans.
Prerequisite: Greek Exegesis

04NT6100/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 6

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of OT5100

04OT5125/1
Dr. William Wood
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 6

Joshua - Esther - 3.00 Hours

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

04OT5250/1
Dr. William Wood
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 30 - May 6

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.

04OT5350/1
Dr. William Wood
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 30 - May 6

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125
An introduction to the language of
Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and
vocabulary.

04OT6105/1
Dr. William Wood
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 6

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5125
A continuation of Communication I. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., wedding, funerals).

04PT5150/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 5:10 PM - 9:30 PM
January 31 - March 7

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs. THIS CLASS MEETS SIX TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04PT5175/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 5:10 PM - 9:30 PM
March 14 - May 9

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will lay the foundations of a biblical theology of the pastor in relation to the church and the world. Students will begin to formulate a philosophy of ministry, assess readiness, and attain progress in their calling. A variety of pastoral skills and competencies will be included.
THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01PT5250R/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 30 - May 1

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

This course is a study of leadership philosophy, principles, catechesis, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in cultivating a culture of discipleship in order to fulfill the church’s mission in its life and witness. A variety of leadership, discipleship, Christian education, and philosophy of ministry topics will be discussed.
THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04PT5275S/1
Dr. Stephen Estock
Dr. Ed Dunnington
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 2 - May 6

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

This course is a study of leadership philosophy, principles, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in cultivating a culture of discipleship in order to fulfill the church’s mission in its life and witness. A variety of leadership, discipleship, Christian education, and philosophy of ministry topics will be discussed.

04PT5275/1
Dr. Stephen Estock
Dr. Ed Dunnington
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 2 - May 6

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 examined.

04PT5325/1
Mr. John R. Muether
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
February 10 - February 11

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. THIS CLASS MEETS TWELVE TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04PT5400/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 3:50 PM - 4:55 PM
January 31 - May 9

Field Education 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 Mentored Ministry page https://rts.edu/campuses/atlanta/students/mentored-ministry/ concerning the necessary paperwork required for the completion of Field Education internships.

04PT5900/123
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
February 8 - February 8

Field Education 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.

04PT5905/123
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 22 - March 22

Principles of Leadership: Daniel, Nehemi - 2.00 Hours

This course draws out and examines the leadership principles and methods of biblical minorities living within a dominant global Superpower. It introduces the student to dynamic leaders throughout world history who have paralleled the lives of Daniel and Nehemiah, and the impact they had on their surrounding culture.THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 24 & 25, MARCH 10 & 11, AND MARCH 31 & APRIL 1

04PT6228/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 24 - February 25

Principles of Leadership: Daniel, Nehemi - 2.00 Hours

SYNC SECTION
This course draws out and examines the leadership principles and methods of biblical minorities living within a dominant global Superpower. It introduces the student to dynamic leaders throughout world history who have paralleled the lives of Daniel and Nehemiah, and the impact they had on their surrounding culture. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 24 & 25, MARCH 10 & 11, MARCH 31 & APRIL 1.

THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04PT6228S/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 27 - May 6

Redemption Unfolded - 2.00 Hours

The redemptive plan of salvation displayed in Scripture will be studied in order to provide the student with the overarching “big picture” of the plan of God as unfolded in the Bible. Topics such as Systematic Theology, Bible book surveys, applying Scripture to one’s personal Christian growth and need for sanctification, and evangelism will be addressed in order to assist the student in his or her daily walk with Christ. THIS CLASS MEETS NINE TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04PT6520/1
Rev. Cameron D. Barham
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 26 - April 27

Preparing for Ordination - 1.00 Hours

This class will help students prepare for examinations by presbyteries. Students will take practice exams in Bible, theology (including the Westminster Standards), polity, church history, and personal religion, in a seminar format. Discussion of current issues will be included (e.g., “Open Theism,” “New Perspective on Paul,” “Federal Vision,” women’s ordination, contemporary Roman Catholic theology, theistic evolution, inerrancy, “theonomy,” etc.).

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

The class will meet on February 18, 25, March 11 and 25 only.

06PT6535R/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Peter Lee
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
February 18 - March 25

Systematic Theology: Christ/Sot/Esch - 3.00 Hours

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

04ST5200/1
Dr. Guy M. Richard
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 30 - May 6

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

CHATTANOOGA EXTENSION
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 IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: JANUARY 27 & 28, FEBRUARY 3 & 4, AND FEBRUARY 10 & 11.

04ST5300E/1
Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 27 - May 6

Christian Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 3 & 4, FEBRUARY 24 & 25, MARCH 17 & 18, AND APRIL 14 & 15.

04ST5400/1
Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 3 - February 4

Theology of the Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster
Assembly and its work, the major documents
produced by the Assembly are studied in detail,
with attention also given to the historical, political,
and theological context of the Assembly. Such
issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the
Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and
the debate over church government are discussed.

04ST6370/1
Dr. Carlton Wynne
Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 30 - April 17

World Christianity and Perseverance - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the other-cultural, other-political witness of the church throughout Scripture an history, as they follow the virtues, values and habits of the story of the Covenantal People of God. It discusses in depth the work of theologians focused on the Covenantal story, the drama of redemption, narrative theology, and theo-drama, with special consideration given to the role the sacraments play in of virtue development and identity formation that provide an “alternative-witness” to a hostile culture. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 3 & 4, FEBRUARY 17 & 18, AND MARCH 3 & 4.

04ST6516/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 3 - February 4

World Christianity and Perseverance - 2.00 Hours

SYNC SECTION
This course examines the other-cultural, other-political witness of the church throughout Scripture an history, as they follow the virtues, values and habits of the story of the Covenantal People of God. It discusses in depth the work of theologians focused on the Covenantal story, the drama of redemption, narrative theology, and theo-drama, with special consideration given to the role the sacraments play in of virtue development and identity formation that provide an “alternative-witness” to a hostile culture. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 3 & 4, FEBRUARY 17 & 18, AND MARCH 3 & 4.

THIS IS A SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO RTS ATLANTA STUDENTS.

04ST6516S/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 3 - February 4

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship of the OT and the NT. Background hermeneutical issues will also be covered, including the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

04ON5100/1
Dr. John V. Fesko
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

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.

04PT5200/1
Dr. James Saxon
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
June 21 - June 24

Worship - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the biblical foundations for worship. This course will emphasize that gathered worship is legitimate, necessary, important, and should be conducted biblically in both form and content. In addition, the course will address the liturgical use of creeds, matters of music, congregational singing, contextualization, and “worship styles.” The goal is to prepare students to be biblical worshippers, to help others be biblical worshippers, and to be effective leaders in worship.

04PT5300/1
Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 10 - July 13

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.

04PT5350/1
Dr. Guy Richardson
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 26 - June 30

Leadership Essentials - 2.00 Hours

This course is an analysis of the biblical, historical, theoretical, and personal foundations of ministry leadership. It includes a study of organizational planning, structure, and processes. It emphasizes the importance of a leader’s character, discusses methods for personal and spiritual assessment, and analyzes strategies to develop excellent leadership competencies for ministry in diverse settings.

04PT6292/1
Rev. Crawford Loritts
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
August 7 - August 10

Theology and Mission of Prayer - 2.00 Hours

This course is a study in training yourself and others in gospel-centered, missional prayer. This course is designed for prayer leaders, pastors, planters, and ministry leaders who want to disciple their team/church in prayer. This training will equip you to lead others in prayer in any ministry context. This will help you develop praying leaders... leaders who develop praying churches... churches that pray for the city.

04PT6395/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Ms. Karen Ellis
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:12 PM
July 10 - July 14