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
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
August 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

Latin I - 2.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the Latin
language, particularly Ecclesiastical Latin. Students
will concentrate on basic vocabulary and analysis of
the grammar of Latin as well as begin to read Christian
texts from the early Church and Reformation.

03HT6100/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 25 - December 7

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
October 20 - December 7

Life & Theology of Augustine of Hippo - 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.

03HT6305/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTE LIVE THROUGH ZOOM. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

An introduction to the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, focused particularly on primary sources. Students should expect to engage primary sources in a seminar format with a desire to understand Bonhoeffer's theology in its historical, philosophical, and theological contexts and to apply that theology to contemporary life and culture.

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01HT6335R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

Hebrew I (Remote) - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT VIA ZOOM AND IS REMOTE LIVE. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

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

01OT5100R/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:55 PM
August 23 - December 3

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 25 - December 7

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.
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

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

03OT5350/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

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.


THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM.

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

03PT5200R/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 25 - December 7

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
Dr. Mantle Nance
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

Church Polity (PCA) - 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
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

Church Polity (ARP) - 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.

03PT5325/02
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - October 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
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
August 25 - December 7

Theological Research & Writing - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to take the intimidation out of research and writing for seminary studies. Students will develop competency in developing a topic into a focused argument, library research, paper formatting, avoiding plagiarism, and other critical skills for seminary student success. Class sessions will be highly interactive with a workshop feel. Students will be coached in the production of a high quality research paper as a key outcome of the course.

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM.

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04PT6115R/1
Dr. Jonathan D. Stuckert
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - November 18

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 25 - December 7

Discipleship and Campus Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course addresses the need for developing a philosophy of ministry that focuses on building followers of Christ among college students in particular. Attention is given to the concept of disciple-making in general, as well as to plans and strategies for creating a disciple-building environment that can be used in a campus ministry and/or in conjunction with a local church located near a college or university campus. A Reformed theological and philosophical perspective will undergird the content of the course.

03PT6275/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
August 25 - December 7

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. James Anderson
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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 25 - December 7

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

NOTE: This course will be held in Columbia, SC at First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion St.

Course will be held 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7

03ST5450E/01
Dr. James Anderson
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

Westminster Standards/Reformation Creeds - 2.00 Hours

A study of Reformation creeds, emphasizing their theology and usefulness for today, especially in public worship and pastoral care. Approximately half of the course will concern the Westminster Standards.

03ST6375/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 25 - December 7

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
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
January 3 - January 7

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 17 - January 21

Biblical Conflict Resolution - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to help the student think biblically about conflict and how to respond to life’s inevitable relational conflicts in a way that glorifies the Lord. In particular, the student will be taught a model and a plan for how to think about struggles in relationships and biblically evaluate his or her own typical patterns of response. These principles apply to business and the church and there will be a special focus on handling marriage difficulties.

03CO6120/01
Dr. Ernie Baker
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

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 24 - January 28

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

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 3 - January 7

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/RE
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
January 27 - January 29

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 3 - January 14

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 10 - January 14

D.Min Courses

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. This will dominate in a grasp of The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The integration of theological principles and pastoral application will be the central role of the course.

D.Min.

03DM8310/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Ch Plnt Mission in a Post Christ Culture - 3.00 Hours

Gospel mission is changing in our ever shifting and post-Christian culture. Church planters and church planting leaders are searching for theological and strategic solutions for carrying out the great commission with love and without compromise. The Church Planting Mission in a Post-Christian Culture Doctor of Ministry class will explore the fresh and common challenges of reaching communities with the gospel while offering new and old models for developing church planting churches and movements. If you want to think more about evangelism, planting and long-term strategic planning, this class will help you develop your theology and philosophy for your context.

D.Min.

03DM8455/01
Dr. W. Dean Faulkner
Dr. Ted Powers
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 17 - January 21

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
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

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

03HT5200/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

Latin II - 2.00 Hours

This class is open to those who have taken Latin I or can demonstrate previous work with the basic vocabulary and grammar of Latin. Latin II will build on Latin I through reading and analyzing Christian texts, especially from the early Church and Reformation. We will discuss the theology of these texts as well their vocabulary and grammar.

03HT6101/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

Hebrew II (Remote) - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT VIA ZOOM AND IS REMOTE LIVE. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100
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01OT5125R/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 11

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

Hebrew Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

03OT6100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

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

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

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

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

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 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 14 - March 18

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 1 - May 10

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 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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 - 5:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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
Dr. W. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM
February 1 - May 10

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 1 - May 10

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
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 1 - May 10

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. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 1 - May 10

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
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 1 - May 10

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 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 1 - May 10

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 27 - July 1

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 18 - 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
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 25 - July 28

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
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 22 - July 23

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. Don Roy
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
June 6 - August 19

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. Don Roy
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
June 6 - August 19

Making of Modern Theology:Xnty&Enlgtnmnt - 2.00 Hours

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. And yet, we would be wrong to think that the Enlightenment did nothing but challenge religious faith. In recent years, scholars have rediscovered how embedded the Enlightenment was in religion and how much evangelical Christians played a part in resisting, shaping, and being shaped by the Enlightenment. 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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 13 - June 17

L&T 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
June 27 - July 1

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT5100/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 1 - August 19

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 1 - August 5

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

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 6 - June 10

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 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 25 - July 29

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 27 - July 1

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 13 - June 17

Baptist Polity & History - 2.00 Hours

This course surveys different approaches to polity in Baptist life and seeks to promote a distinctively Reformed Baptist polity that is both biblical and practical.

03PT6331/01
Dr. Michael Haykin
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Theology of Scripture - 2.00 Hours

An exegetical, historical, and dogmatic survey of the Christian doctrine of Scripture, including such topics as revelation, inspiration, authority, infallibility, inerrancy, canonicity, hermeneutics, and self-attestation. Consideration of representative contemporary formulations of these loci is included along with recent attacks on the historical Christian doctrine of Scripture.

03ST6140/01
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 20 - June 24

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
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. Don Roy
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. Don Roy
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

American Presbyterianism - 2.00 Hours

A survey of the history of American Presbyterianism from its roots in the Calvinist reformed tradition to the present. The course focuses on key historical events and controversies that shaped Presbyterian denominations, major leaders who influenced Presbyterian theology and its prominent institutions, movements that reflected Presbyterian leadership of American religions, and the reciprocal relation between Presbyterianism and American culture.

03HT6125/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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

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

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
Rev. Michael Dixon
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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

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. Nathanael J. Brooks
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
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

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