Intro to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and 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.

CO5000-01 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Methods of Biblical Change - 2.00 Hours

Methods of Biblical Change explores the processes by which individuals grow in sanctification through the Word of God and ministry of the Holy Spirit. This course seeks to equip students by providing overarching principles of change that can then be applied to particular counseling situations. Emphasis will be placed upon models of human transformation, impediments to sanctification, and the application of Scripture to effect this change.

CO5200-01 - Residential
Dr. Keith Evans
7/15/2024 - 7/18/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Counseling in the Local Church - 1.00 Hours

This course takes a biblical understanding of the way in which the Gospel enables people to change and discusses how to practically apply this to ministry. You will learn how to use this Gospel-driven model in the primary context in which God works change: your relationships within the body of Christ.

CO5400-01 - Residential
Dr. Keith Evans
7/19/2024 - 7/20/2024

Friday | 7/19/2024 - 7/19/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday | 7/20/2024 - 7/20/2024 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5910 Counseling Practicum I
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5920-01 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
6/3/2024 - 8/16/2024

| 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5920 Counseling Practicum II
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5930-01 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
6/3/2024 - 8/16/2024

| 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Puritan Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to be an introduction to Puritan theology in its historical context. It includes an analysis of the theological contributions, cultural impact, and literary output of leading Puritan theologians.

HT6300-01 - Residential
Dr. Derek Thomas
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024

Monday | 7/15/2024 - 7/15/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 7/16/2024 - 7/18/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 7/19/2024 - 7/19/2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5100-01 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
7/29/2024 - 8/16/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

OT5350-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.
Prerequisite: PT5125 Preaching Lab I

PT5150-01 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
6/3/2024 - 6/7/2024

Monday | 6/3/2024 - 6/3/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 6/4/2024 - 6/6/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 6/7/2024 - 6/7/2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5150
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5175-01 - Residential
Rev. Michael Dixon
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024

Monday | 7/29/2024 - 7/29/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 7/30/2024 - 8/1/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 8/2/2024 - 8/2/2024 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

PT5350-01 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pastoral Min:Local Church/College Campus - 2.00 Hours

A study of general pastoral care, shepherding of the flock, ministerial conduct, interpersonal relationships, and possible pitfalls for pastors. This course will examine pastoral ministry in both the context of the local church and the college campus.

PT6250-01 - Residential
Dr. Rod Mays
7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024

Monday | 7/8/2024 - 7/8/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 7/9/2024 - 7/11/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 7/12/2024 - 7/12/2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5200-01 - Residential
Dr. Kevin DeYoung
6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.

ST5600-01 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
6/10/2024 - 6/14/2024

Monday | 6/10/2024 - 6/10/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 6/11/2024 - 6/13/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 6/14/2024 - 6/14/2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

D.Min Courses

Preaching from the Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15. This course will include an overview of the content and theological emphases of each Gospel, various hermeneutical issues related to interpreting and preaching the Gospels, and strategies for preaching through a Gospel.

D.Min.

DM8205-01
Dr. Bob Cara
Monday | 7/8/2024 - 7/8/2024 | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 7/9/2024 - 7/11/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 7/12/2024 - 7/12/2024 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024

Doctoral Project Research Methodologies - 3.00 Hours

This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal. As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to launch into the research and writing of the Project itself. The course has two parts: The first will include online instruction and interaction with the DMin Director. This portion of the course will assist the student to focus the Project topic, and create a research model and preliminary bibliography for the chosen topic. The second part will pair each student with a faculty advisor who will guide the student in refining the bibliography. The required writing component of this section will be a first draft DMin Project Proposal. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 7 DMin courses prior to enrolling in 03DM8990.

D.Min.

DM8990-01
Dr. Will Ross
| 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7/15/2024 - 1/15/2025

Intro to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces students to foundational theological and methodological concepts for biblical counseling. Emphasis will be placed upon the sufficiency of Scripture, interacting with secular psychological frameworks, the process of human heart change, and counselee care. Common counseling issues will also be discussed such as anger, anxiety, and depression.

CO5000-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

A survey and critique of prominent secular personality theories, personality assessments, and personality disorders from the perspective of a biblical anthropology. Particular attention is given to developing a biblical anthropology centered around falleness and redemption.

CO5250-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Mays
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5910 Counseling Practicum I
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5920-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5920 Counseling Practicum II
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5930-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines, ancient creeds, and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

HT5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Classics of Pastoral Theology - 1.00 Hours

* This course will meet on alternating Tuesdays beginning on August 27th for 6 weeks.

This course is a reading and discussion course that addresses the life and work of gospel ministry. Classics are read and discussed with the hope of growing each student’s respect and love for the work of gospel ministry. Students will read some of the most famous books in the Christian tradition authored by practicing pastors. By discussing a cluster of major texts and authors on the subject of ministry, this reading course helps students to read with discernment and to set their service to God on a firm foundation, in order to grow in faithfulness as disciples and ambassadors of Jesus Christ. The class will also consider and critique different approaches in the broad genre of ministerial counsel: apologetic, manuals, polemic, letters, biography, sermons, commentary, and essays.

HT6161-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

History of Christianity III - 1.00 Hours

This is a survey course on the major cultural, theological, and historical developments of the Christian Church in the 20th century to the present. The course will deal with the impact of Christianity on contemporary culture as well as include key figures and movements.

HT6200-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Life and Theology of Augustine - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the life and theology of Augustine of Hippo, and considers his thought in context through a chronological/biographical framework. Key teachings will include: grace and the Christian life; the interpretation of Scripture; the nature of the Church; the Trinity; and the relationship between the Church/Christian and the world.

HT6305-C1 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5125-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Friday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

NT5200-C1 - Residential
Dr. Michael Kruger
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Greek Readings - 2.00 Hours

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

NT6100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

This course will cover traditional hermeneutical issues, including the relationship between the OT and the NT, the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

ON5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
Dr. Bob Cara
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

OT5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

OT5200-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

OT5350-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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).

PT5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

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., weddings, funerals).

PT5150-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

A study of leadership philosophy, principles, catechesis, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in developing a culture of discipleship 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.

PT5250-C1 - Residential
Dr. Kevin DeYoung
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

A study of leadership philosophy, principles, catechesis, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in developing a culture of discipleship 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.

PT5275-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Church Polity (ARP) - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government, the Book of Church Order, and creedal subscription. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

PT5325-C2 - Residential
Dr. Kenneth McMullen
8/21/2024 - 10/2/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Church Polity (PCA) - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government, the Book of Church Order, and creedal subscription. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

PT5325-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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.

PT5350-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Personal Sanctifcation - 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.

PT5375-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MDiv 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 may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

PT5905-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Principles of Christian Education - 1.00 Hours

This course will consider various issues in Christian education: philosophy of ministry, the teacher/learner process, developing lesson plans, the use of small groups, curriculum selection, and administrating the Christian education program of the church.

PT6111-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Theological Research and Writing - 1.00 Hours

This 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.

PT6115-C1 - Residential
Dr. Kenneth McMullen
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Evangelism in Church Planting Cntxt - 2.00 Hours

This course equips potential church planters and established church pastors to preach the gospel in various missional situations in order to establish a church plant through personal and corporate evangelistic outreach. Students will explore the first principles of evangelism, discernment of the cultural context for gospel proclamation, personal evangelism rhythms, as well as, inculcation of an evangelistic culture and community into a young church.

PT6206-C1 - Residential
Rev. Spencer Shelton
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Redemption Unfolded - 1.00 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.

PT6520-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ST: Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

ST5150-C1 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ST: Ecclesiology & Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

* This class will meet at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia on August 22, August, 29, September 5, September 12, and September 19.

ST5250-C1 - Extension Site
Dr. Derek Thomas
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics. The biblical basis for morality will be emphasized along with aspects of the WLC. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are also covered.

ST5500-C1 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Applied Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

This course will entail the practical application of apologetic strategies by critiquing major non-Christian world views such as atheism, postmodernism, Islam and Eastern religions. Aberrant theological views from within the Christian church will also be evaluated. This course is a purposeful continuation of the more theoretical Apologetics course (03ST530), however Apologetics (03ST530) is not a prerequisite.

ST6455-C1 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
8/21/2024 - 12/3/2024

Thursday | 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM

Typical Problems in Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the process of change for counselees in the context of specific topics in biblical counseling. Topics addressed include addictions, abuse, eating disorders, crisis situations, decision making, finances, self-injury, etc. Special attention will be given to the necessary qualities and qualifications for counselors as they seek to be God’s agents for help.

CO5100-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
1/20/2025 - 1/24/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5000 Intro to Christian Counseling or PT5350 Pastoral Counseling
Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience.

CO5910-C1 - Residential
Dr. Keith Evans
1/13/2025 - 1/17/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Acts and 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.

NT5250-C1 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
1/6/2025 - 1/10/2025

Monday | 1/6/2025 - 1/6/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 1/7/2025 - 1/9/2025 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 1/10/2025 - 1/10/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of OT5100.

OT5125-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
1/6/2025 - 1/17/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

ST5450-C1 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
1/13/2025 - 1/17/2025

Monday | 1/13/2025 - 1/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 1/14/2025 - 1/16/2025 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday | 1/17/2025 - 1/17/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

D.Min Courses

Preaching Old Testament Narrative - 3.00 Hours

Preaching Old Testament narrative texts is often neglected by the church. The reasons for this neglect are complex and complicated. Part of the problem is the church’s difficulty in seeing the application of OT narrative texts that appear to be so strange and esoteric. In this course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching OT narrative texts. OT historical narrative can be most challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but it can also provide wonderful, in-depth training and theology when appropriately understood.

D.Min.

DM8100-C1
Dr. Bill Fullilove
Monday | 1/20/2025 - 1/20/2025 | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 1/21/2025 - 1/23/2025 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 1/24/2025 - 1/24/2025 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1/20/2025 - 1/24/2025

Calvin's Pastoral Theology - 3.00 Hours

An examination of the pastoral theology of John Calvin and its relevance for ministry in the twenty-first century. Emphasis will be placed on understanding The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The integration of theological principles and pastoral application will be the central role of the course.

D.Min.

DM8310-C1
Dr. Derek Thomas
Monday | 1/13/2025 - 1/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 1/14/2025 - 1/16/2025 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 1/17/2025 - 1/17/2025 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1/13/2025 - 1/17/2025

Doctoral Project and Research Methodology - 3.00 Hours

This required online course will assist the student to understand the components of the D.Min. project and the proper presentation of an acceptable proposal. Faculty from select fields of study will describe the research methods and resources appropriate to various components of the project. Included in the course will be research for building one’s bibliography. As an outcome of the course, students should be able to present an acceptable project proposal and to begin the research and writing of the project itself.

D.Min.

DM8990-C1
Dr. Will Ross
1/30/2025 - 7/15/2025

Marriage and Family Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course focuses on the complex dynamics involved in marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction. Beginning with a biblical understanding of the nature of marriage and family, topics such as singleness, pre-marital counseling, marital conflict, sexuality, and parenting will be addressed.

CO5150-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5000 Intro to Christian Counseling or PT5350 Pastoral Counseling
Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience.

CO5910-C1 - Residential
Dr. Keith Evans
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/31/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5910 Counseling Practicum I
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5920-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: CO5920 Counseling Practicum II
Students will conduct 25 hours of independent counseling in a church or ministry setting. Students will complete case reports for each session and interact with the instructor for feedback and evaluation.

CO5930-C1 - Residential
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Keith Evans
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT5100, concentrating on creeds and great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.

HT5200-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Life & Thought of John Witherspoon - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the life and thought of John Witherspoon—a Scottish parish minister, a college president, and the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. Adopting a biographical approach, this course will examine Witherspoon’s influence as a minister, theologian, and statesman in the Church of Scotland, in the American Founding, and in the tradition of Old Princeton. Although lesser known now than he once was, this course will endeavor to show that Witherspoon has been one of the most consequential Christians in American history—a Presbyterian theologian whose example and ideas are surprisingly relevant for life and ministry today.

HT6311-C1 - Residential
Dr. Kevin DeYoung
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Wednesday | 2/5/2025 - 3/12/2025 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday | 3/26/2025 - 5/7/2025 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

NT5150-C1 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Monday | 2/10/2025 - 3/10/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday | 3/24/2025 - 5/12/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

NT5300-C1 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5350-C1 - Residential
Dr. Michael Kruger
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

OT5150-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

OT5250-C1 - Residential
Dr. Will Ross
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Wednesday | 2/5/2025 - 3/12/2025 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday | 3/26/2025 - 5/7/2025 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

OT5300-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preaching Laboratory IB - 2.00 Hours

Building upon PT5100, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5125-C2 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Preaching Laboratory IA - 2.00 Hours

Building upon PT5100, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5125-C1 - Residential
Rev. Michael Dixon
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Preaching Laboratory IIA - 2.00 Hours

Building upon PT5150, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5175-C1 - Residential
Rev. Joseph Rolison
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Preaching Laboratory IIB - 2.00 Hours

Building upon PT5150, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5175-C2 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

PT5200-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Wednesday | 2/5/2025 - 3/12/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday | 3/26/2025 - 5/7/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

PT5300-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, including creeds, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student’s knowledge of and love for God.

* Classes are tentatively on these dates: 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/25, 4/8, and 4/22.

PT5400-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/4/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 4/22/2025 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MDiv 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 may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

PT5905-C1 - Residential
Dr. Rod Culbertson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Communication for Women: Theory & Lab - 2.00 Hours

This course will prepare women to teach in a variety of settings. Included in this course will be principles of communication, hermeneutics, and multiple speaking requirements.

PT6105-C1 - Residential
Dr. Richard Belcher
Dr. Michael Kruger
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Wednesday | 2/5/2025 - 3/12/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday | 3/26/2025 - 5/7/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Church Planting Leadership - 2.00 Hours

Students will come to a better understanding of the biblical concept of leadership, its character, competencies and practices. They will evaluate their own leadership effectiveness and develop a plan for growing in their character and competencies as a leader. They will develop a philosophy of leadership and also a plan for developing leaders in their own church or church plant.

PT6280-C1 - Residential
Dr. Dean Faulkner
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/4/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM
Tuesday | 3/25/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM

ST: Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5200-C1 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Friday | 2/7/2025 - 3/14/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday | 3/28/2025 - 5/9/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ST: Ecclesiology & Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

ST5250-C1 - Residential
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Wednesday | 2/5/2025 - 3/12/2025 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday | 3/26/2025 - 5/7/2025 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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, hermeneutics, and the role of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

ST5300-C1 - Residential
Dr. D. Blair Smith
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Christian Thought and 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.

ST5400-C1 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Friday | 2/7/2025 - 3/14/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday | 3/28/2025 - 5/9/2025 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

* Classes are tentatively on these dates: 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/13

ST5550-C1 - Residential
Dr. Daniel Janosik
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Tuesday | 2/11/2025 - 3/11/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday | 4/1/2025 - 5/13/2025 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christ, Culture & 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.

ST5600-C1 - Residential
Dr. James Anderson
2/4/2025 - 5/13/2025

Thursday | 2/6/2025 - 3/13/2025 | 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM
Thursday | 3/27/2025 - 5/8/2025 | 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM