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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

A core question of counseling that must be answered is what it means to be human. In this course we build a biblical understanding of the nature of man, both as a corporate group and as individuals. Special attention will be given to concepts such as covenant, redemption, and sanctification. This biblical anthropology will be then applied to particular counseling issues likely to be faced by students in their future ministries.

03CO5250/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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. Donald Fortson
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

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

Greek 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. William A. Ross
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

Hebrews: Greek Text to Modern Meaning - 2.00 Hours

This course will include exegesis of portions of the Greek text of Hebrews and a “cloud” of related topics. Related topics will include Christology, hermeneutics (NT quotes of OT), perseverance, covenants, and modern practical and academic issues.
*Prerequisite: Greek 1 and 2.

03NT6361/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

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

03OT5350/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Akkadian I - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5100/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
August 24 - December 6

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.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
August 24 - December 6

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
Rev. Michael Dixon
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5275/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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.
*This course will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC on 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15,and 9/22*

03PT5300E/01
Dr. Mantle Nance
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
August 24 - December 6

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

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

03PT5325/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. Mantle Nance
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. Donald Fortson
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
August 24 - December 6

Teaching the Bible - 1.00 Hours

The course will address the following topics: how to use creativity in Bible teaching, how to use questions in teaching the Bible, how to conduct a modified inductive Bible study, and how to create effective lesson plans for Bible teaching. Students may have the opportunity to prepare and present either a large group focused Bible lesson or a small group modified inductive Bible study.

03PT6110/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
August 24 - December 6

Theological Research & Writing - 2.00 Hours

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

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

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 can be taken as an elective by MDiv or MA students.

03PT6206/01
Dr. W. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. Derek W. H. Thomas
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

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.

03CO5910/01
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

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 2 - January 6

The Book of Revelation - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on the interpretation of the book of Revelation. Attention will chiefly be given to the historical and Biblical contexts and the internal hermeneutics of this fascinating, climactic book of the Bible, with historical and contemporary meanings also considered.

03NT6410/01
Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100.

03OT5125/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 2 - January 13

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 9 - January 13

D.Min Courses

Puritan Theology & Ministry - 3.00 Hours

An in-depth examination of some major themes of Puritan theology, such as the Puritan view of Scripture, meditation, the experience of God, providence, the sinfulness of sin, adoption, sanctification, assurance of faith, church and worship, preaching, the sacraments, the promises of God, conscience and casuistry, and heaven and hell. Concluding lectures will consider how the Puritans applied their theology to their daily living and particularly how it made them to be a joyful people rather than “killjoys,” as they are caricatured to be. The course will give special emphasis to the nature of experiential religion, a singular characteristic of Puritan writings, and how the subjects covered interface with practical ministry.

D.Min.

03DM8325/01
Joel Beeke
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

Christ-centered Worship - 3.00 Hours

This course addresses Christian worship principles for pastors with an emphasis on preparing church leaders to develop structures and styles of worship that reflect the unchanging truths of the Gospel within particular and varied cultural contexts. We will emphasize the ways in which the grace that pervades Scripture and culminates in Christ affects the integration of worship and mission in the local church.

D.Min.

03DM8410/01
Dr. Bryan Chapell
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 9 - January 12

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
January 30 - July 15

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 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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.

03CO5910/01
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 PM
February 7 - May 16

Trauma & Abuse Recovery Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Trauma & Abuse Recovery Counseling introduces students to the care of those who have suffered trauma and/or abuse. Special attention will be given to recognizing and understanding the dynamics of different forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, verbal, economic, and spiritual abuse. The basic methodology of stabilization, grieving losses, and restoration will be presented as a template for trauma-informed Christian counseling.

03CO6125/01
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

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

03HT5200/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 7 - May 16

Hebrew Readings - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125 Hebrew II
A study of selected Hebrew texts.

03OT6100/01
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5125/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5125/02
Rev. Joseph Rolison
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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.

03PT5175/02
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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 13 - March 17

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

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

01PT5250R/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 30 - May 5

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 7 - May 16

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
Thursday 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
February 7 - May 16

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.

03PT6280/01
Dr. W. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5250/01
Dr. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 7 - May 16

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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 7 - May 16

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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 7 - May 16

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

A core question of counseling that must be answered is what it means to be human. In this course we build a biblical understanding of the nature of man, both as a corporate group and as individuals. Special attention will be given to concepts such as covenant, redemption, and sanctification. This biblical anthropology will be then applied to particular counseling issues likely to be faced by students in their future ministries.

03CO5250/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

Theology & Secular Psychology - 2.00 Hours

This course analyzes the presuppositions and methodologies of various secular psychological and integrationist approaches. These psychologies are evaluated from a biblical perspective and the theological foundations for biblical counsel are explored.

03CO5300/01
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

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 PM
June 5 - August 18

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 PM
June 5 - August 18

Life &Theology of Jonathan Edwards - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards, utilizing both primary and secondary sources.

03HT6310/01
Dr. David Filson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT5100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 31 - August 18

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 12 - June 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5125/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Planting & Growing a Campus Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will discuss the general principles and practice of Christian ministry, with emphasis on the college age group. Topics will include logistics of initiating a ministry on a college campus and the continuance of that ministry, qualifications of a campus minister, stages of group growth, and relationship with the local church.
Note: This is a required course for RTS-C MDiv Campus Ministry Emphasis and is only offered every other summer.

03PT6200/01
Rev. Les Newsom
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 19 - June 23

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5250/01
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 5 - June 9

D.Min Courses

Prchg from the Corinthian Correspondence - 3.00 Hours

The Corinthian Correspondence provides a remarkable combination of theological insight and pastoral wisdom, but it does so in solution with seemingly intractable historical questions and exegetical puzzles. As such, it provides a challenging and encouraging corpus for the contemporary preacher. This class will investigate the historical context, pastoral purpose, and theological center of the Corinthian Correspondence in order to provide a framework for preaching in the contemporary church.

D.Min.

03DM8235/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

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 17 - July 21

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 PM
July 30 - January 15