Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission
enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities,
and obligations. The call to mission service is examined,
the theological mandate for missions is clarified,
the historical advance of the Church through missions
is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary
missions are considered.

04PT5225/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 10 - January 13

Christ-centered Applicational Preaching - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the rationale for and methods of Christ-centered preaching. We will first concentrate on the redemptive core of expository messages and, then focus on how to make sure such sermons remain true to the redemptive message of all Scripture by considering Biblical Theology principles as they apply to various texts and genres of Scripture. In addition, we will explore how the gospel of grace revealed throughout Scripture motivates and empowers the Christian life.

04PT6121/1
Dr. Bryan Chapell
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 24 - January 27

Systematic Theology: Ecc/Sac - 2.00 Hours

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

04ST5250/1
Dr. Guy Michael Richard
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 4 - January 7

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.

04ST5550/1
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 11 - January 14

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
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 18 - January 21

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 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)



03HT5100R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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: FEBRUARY 4 & 5, MARCH 4 & 5, APRIL 1 & 2, AND APRIL 29 & 30.

04HT5200/1
Dr. Kenneth Stewart
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 4 - February 5

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 28 - May 7

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
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 1 - May 7

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 31 - May 7

Hebrew II (Remote) - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT VIA ZOOM AND IS REMOTE LIVE. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01OT5125R/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 11

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of OT5100

04OT5125/1
Dr. William Wood
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 31 - May 7

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 3 - May 7

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 28 - May 7

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary (2 credit hours). Prerequisites: Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and significant levels of enthusiasm and excitement!

THIS COURSE IS A SYNC SECTION OF THE CORRESPONDING RESIDENTIAL COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.

(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01OT6105S/S
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

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).

THIS CLASS MEETS A TOTAL OF SIX TIMES.

04PT5150/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:20 PM
February 1 - March 8

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 A TOTAL OF SIX TIMES.

04PT5175/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:20 PM
March 15 - May 10

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 THREE WEEKEND CLASS: MARCH 4 & 5, MARCH 18 & 19, AND MARCH 25 & 26.

04PT5250/1
Rev. Crawford Loritts
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 4 - March 5

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 11 - February 12

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 WILL MEET TWELVE TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04PT5400/1
Dr. Aaron Menikoff
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:05 PM
February 1 - May 10

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.

04PT5900/122
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
February 9 - February 9

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.

04PT5905/122
Dr. Bruce A. Lowe
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 23 - March 23

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
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 3 - May 7

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 SYNC SECTION AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF THREE STUDENTS.

THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: MARCH 11 & 12, APRIL 1 & 2, AND APRIL 22 & 23.

(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

04PT6228S/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 11 - March 12

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: MARCH 11 & 12, APRIL 1 & 2, AND APRIL 22 & 23.

04PT6228/1
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 11 - March 12

Image of God & Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This is a course on the implications of the doctrine of the image of God for the practice of ministry in the local church, in its prophetic, priestly, and kingly dimensions. From a Biblical and Confessional perspective, we will critically engage historical instances of the Church’s neglect or twisting of the doctrine of the image of God. We will consider how a robust articulation of the image of God remains vital to addressing contemporary challenges in Christian ministry, both theologically and pastorally.
THIS COURSE IS A SYNC SECTION OF THE CORRESPONDING RESIDENTIAL COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

09PT6526S/S
Dr. Jay Harvey
Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
February 1 - May 13

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

FORT OGLETHORPE EXTENSION
This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology. THIS IS A FOUR WEEKEND CLASS: JANUARY 28 & 29, FEBRUARY 25 & 26, MARCH 25 & 26, AND APRIL 22 & 23.

04ST5150E/CHA
Dr. Hans Madueme
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 28 - January 29

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 Michael Richard
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 1 - May 7

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: JANUARY 28 & 29, FEBRUARY 18 & 19, MARCH 11 & 12, AND APRIL 8 & 9.

04ST5400/1
Dr. William Davis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 28 - January 29

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.

THIS CLASS WILL MEET A TOTAL OF NINE TIMES. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DATES.

04ST5600/1
Dr. Carlton Wynne
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 31 - April 18

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

THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 4 & 5, FEBRUARY 25 & 26, AND MARCH 4 & 5.

04ST6516S/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 4 - February 5

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 4 & 5, FEBRUARY 25 & 26, AND MARCH 4 & 5.

04ST6516/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 4 - February 5

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
June 20 - June 24

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

04OT5300/1
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
August 2 - August 5

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
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
June 7 - June 10

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
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 18 - July 21

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 27 - July 1

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 11 - July 15

Systematic Theology: Ecc/Sac - 2.00 Hours

FORT OGLETHORPE EXTENSION
This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments. THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: JUNE 10 & 11, JULY 1 & 2, AND JULY 15 & 16.

04ST5250E/1
Dr. Brian H. Cosby
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
June 10 - June 11

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.

04ST5300/1
Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 13 - July 16