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.

03NT5250/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 6 - January 10

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100 Hebrew I
A continuation of OT5100. Please note that the final exam will be given at the final class period on Monday January 20.

03OT5125/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 6 - January 20

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5450/01
Dr. James Anderson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Ministry in a Postmodern Context - 2.00 Hours

This course will concentrate on both intellectual and social aspects of the postmodern condition. The goal will be to describe the postmodern context, to reflect on both challenges and opportunities, and to suggest a "third way" beyond wholesale acceptance or rejection of current cultural trends.

03HT6205/01
Dr. David Filson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

Theology & Soul Care - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to explore the connection between theology and counseling. Primary theological topics (the doctrine of creation, hamartiology, Christology, pneumatology, eschatology, etc.) will be studied in their application to pastoral soul care and counseling situations.

03CO6115/01
Mr. Nathanael J. Brooks
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 21 - January 24

Counseling & Physiology - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates key connections between biblical counseling and medical matters. Topics considered are the interaction of medicine and the sufficiency of Scripture, mental health and disorders, the DSM V, pharmacology, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ECT, and bioethics.

03CO5350/01
Dr. Charles Hodges
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 27 - January 31

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.

03PT5175/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 27 - January 31

D.Min Courses

Covenant Theology - 3.00 Hours

Please Note: This course is for students in the RTS Doctor of Ministry program. This DMin course is a study of Covenant Theology from exegetical, theological and historical perspectives. Covenant theology is the Bible’s way of explaining and deepening our understanding of (1) the atonement; (2) our assurance; (3) the sacraments; (4) the continuity of redemptive history; and (5) the dynamic of God’s sovereignty and Christian responsibility/piety. The doctrine of the covenants is thus important for both Reformed systematic and biblical theology (the study of special revelation from the standpoint of redemptive history). The course will survey the successive biblical covenants from a redemptive historical perspective as well as examine the bi-covenantal structure of creation and redemption. Consideration will be given to issues such as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for the doctrine of the atonement, for understanding sacramental theology, the implications of Covenant Theology for Reformed hermeneutics and more. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Biblical doctrine of the covenants for preaching and pastoral ministry.

D.Min.

03DM8330/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

Preaching from the Major Prophets - 3.00 Hours

This course will present an overview of the content and theology of the major Old Testament prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. At the heart of the course will be to teach pastors how to preach from the prophetical literature and, in particular, from the material of these three books.

D.Min.

03DM8150/01
Dr. John Currid
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 27 - January 31

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.

03CO5100/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Marriage & Family Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class is a general introduction to the Biblical foundations of marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors, ministry staff, and ministry leaders. Topics to be included in this study are: premarital counseling, infidelity, divorce and remarriage, sexual issues, and contemporary issues on sexuality.

03CO5150/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

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

03CO5910/01
Mr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03HT5200/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

The Making of Modern Theology - 2.00 Hours

The Making of Modern Theology: Christianity and the Enlightenment.

Everyone in the West—Christian or non-Christian—has been deeply affected by the intellectual upheaval that took place during the Long Eighteenth Century (1688-1815). The period often known as the Enlightenment challenged centuries-old assumptions about God, revelation, knowledge, and virtue. This course will look at a variety of leading thinkers from John Locke to John Witherspoon, from Francis Bacon to Francis Hutcheson, and from Thomas Hobbes to Thomas Reid. By exploring the themes and figures from the Enlightenment period, we will better understand familiar theologians like Jonathan Edwards and familiar parts of our history like the Great Awakening and the legacy of Old Princeton. The intellectual currents flowing into, out of, and through the eighteenth century are still important for ministry today, for these currents achieved nothing less than the creation of the modern world and modern theology.

03HT6145/01
Dr. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 4 - May 12

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5125.
By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

03NT5150/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03NT5300/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT5350/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5125 Greek II
A study of selected Greek texts.

03NT6100/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - March 11

Septuagint & Scripture - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Greek I and II, Hebrew I and II
An introduction to the Greek translation of the Old Testament, commonly known as the Septuagint, and its enduring importance. Topics include the Jewish origins and social context of the corpus, its place within Old Testament textual history, and issues of ancient languages and translation styles. Attention is also given to the influence of the Septuagint upon New Testament authors and the question of scriptural authority.

03ON6106/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Judges to Esther - 2.00 Hours

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

NOTE: This 2 credit course is being offered for the last time in Spring 2020. It is designed for students who took OT508 Genesis-Joshua prior to 6/1/19 and need Judges-Esther to complete their degree.

03OT5105/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125.
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.

03OT5150/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03OT5250/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

03OT5300/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Hebrew Readings - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Hebrew II
A study of selected Hebrew texts.

03OT6100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
March 25 - May 12

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5125/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5125/02
Rev. Joseph Rolison
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5175/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5175/02
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03PT5200/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03PT5225/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
March 16 - March 19

Worship - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5300/01
Dr. Mantle Nance
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Classics of Personal Devotion - 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.

03PT5400/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
February 4 - May 12

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience.

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.

03PT5905/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Communication for Women - 2.00 Hours

This course provides lectures on how to prepare Bible studies and major addresses in order to assist women to be better teachers and speakers. There will also be opportunities in class to present various speaking assignments.

03PT6105/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Theological Research & Writing - 1.00 Hours

This is a one hour practical theology course on theological research and writing. The course will give special attention to using print and electronic library resources and writing graduate level research papers. It will also focus on the tools and habits which can help students improve their research and writing skills for future ministry.

03PT6115/01
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Principles of Church Planting - 2.00 Hours

Church planters need the big picture of planting found in Scripture. This course grounds the planter in Gospel strategies and practical realities in planting healthy and reproducing churches from the first stages to particularization with an emphasis on the ordinary means of grace.

03PT6205/01
Rev. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM
February 4 - May 12

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST5200/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5250/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03ST5300/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03ST5400/01
Dr. James Anderson
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03ST5550/01
Dr. James Anderson
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03ST5600/01
Dr. James Anderson
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

The Problem of Pain - 2.00 Hours

An examination of the theological and pastoral issues related to “the problem of pain" involving systematic, historical and exegetical theological perspectives on suffering. The course will examine the Book of Job and other related biblical material as well theological constructs that address this issue. The focus will be pastoral.

03ST6510/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

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.

03CO5920/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
June 1 - August 14

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.

03CO5930/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
June 1 - August 14

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

03PT5150/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 1 - June 5

Life & Theology of John Calvin - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus on specific aspects of the life and theology of John Calvin.

03HT6320/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 8 - June 12

The Exposition of Hebrews - 2.00 Hours

An analysis of the message and purpose of the book of Hebrews to show its importance for today. Special attention is given to the basic doctrines of Christ's high priesthood and the covenant and the author's admonition to be faithful to the Word of God.

03NT6360/01
Dr. D. A. Carson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 15 - June 19

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.

03PT5250/01
Dr. Kevin L. DeYoung
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 22 - June 26

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.

03PT6250/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 22 - June 26

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5450/01
Dr. James Anderson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

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.

03PT5175/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 20 - July 24

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.

03CO5200/01
Dr. Jeremy P. Pierre
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 20 - July 23

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.

03CO5400/01
Mr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 24 - July 25

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.
Note: This course begins on Wednesday 7/29/20. Class will not be held on Monday 8/17/20.

03NT5100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 29 - August 18

New Testament Canon - 2.00 Hours

This course will survey the historical development of the New Testament Canon within the context of the early Church, with special attention given to citations in the Church Fathers, manuscript collections, and canonical lists. In addition, the course will evaluate the various theological approaches to the issue of canon and the implications it has on one's view of Scriptural authority.

03NT6500/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 3 - August 7

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.

03DM8205/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 20 - July 24

Pastoral Counseling - DMin - 3.00 Hours

Registration for this course will be open from April 1 – May 15. This course will focus upon honing skills in using God’s Word in pastoral soul care. This course will examine current trends in Christian counseling and will raise questions concerning the sufficiency of scripture in counseling, the proper use of common grace insights in counseling and when outside intervention is appropriate. Frequently encountered counseling topics will be addressed and case studies will be discussed. Note this course is for DMin students only.

D.Min.

03DM8420/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 27 - July 31

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.

03DM8990/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
July 30 - January 15

Introduction 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.

03CO5000/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

Theories of personality try to capture what is both stable and unique about human nature. In this course we survey and critique some prominent secular personality theories, personality assessments, and personality "disorders" from the perspective of a biblical anthropology. Then we consider how biblical counselors might address the issues and questions raised by the secular theories.

03CO5250/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03CO5920/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03CO5930/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03HT5100/01
Dr. Dale W. Johnson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

ARP Church History - 1.00 Hours

This course will survey Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church history beginning with its ecclesiastical roots in Scottish Presbyterianism and then carry over into an overview of over 200 years of history in America. Attention will be given to connecting the church's history with theological and polity issues as well.

03HT6120/01
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
October 20 - December 1

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5100
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

03NT5125/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03NT5200/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03ON5100/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

Archaeology & the Bible - 2.00 Hours

This course is an examination and evaluation of the contributions of archaeology to our understanding of the history of the Bible. The archaeology of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan, and especially Israel will be analyzed. We will pursue this study through various mediums, such as slide lectures, map analysis, and pottery presentations. Emphasis will be placed on the archaeological evidence that gives one greater understanding of the biblical narratives.

03ON6305/01
Dr. John Currid
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03OT5100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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 Even in the Garden of Eden to the second giving of the Law.

03OT5200/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03OT5350/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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).

03PT5100/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5125 Preaching Lab I
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.

03PT5150/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03PT5250/01
Dr. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03PT5275/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.
This section of Church Polity will focus on the PCA Book of Church Order.

03PT5325/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.
This section of Church Polity will focus on the ARP Book of Church Order.

03PT5325/02
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
August 19 - October 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.

03PT5350/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03PT5375/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
August 19 - December 1

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience.
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.

03PT5905/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

Evangelism in a Church Planting Context - 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.
This course is required for students in the MDiv Church Planting Emphasis program and is open to all other MDiv or MA students.

03PT6206/01
Rev. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
August 19 - December 1

Leadership II - Preparing for Ministry - 1.00 Hours

The process and procedures for finding a specific call and entering into a ministry position will be addressed. Attention is given to personal, spiritual and professional development as a leader, presbytery examination preparation, development of future leaders, handling normal and extraordinary hindrances to leadership in ministry, vision casting and strategic planning, and overseeing the church organization.

03PT6291/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03PT6520/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
August 19 - December 1

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.

03ST5100/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST5150/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

Pastoral & 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.

03ST5500/01
Dr. James Anderson
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 19 - December 1

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 (3ST530), however Apologetics (3ST530) is not a prerequisite.
This course is required for both the MDiv Church Planting and Campus Ministry Emphasis Programs, and is open to all other MDiv and MA students as an elective.

03ST6455/01
Dr. James Anderson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 19 - December 1