Introduction to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class is a general introduction to biblical pastoral counseling, including an overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. The approach to soul care that will be taught relies upon the sufficiency of Scripture and is centered in the gospel. The class will present a basic counseling methodology that will be applied to common counseling situations, to include: biblical peacemaking, anger, fear, worry, and depression.

03CO5000/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
January 4 - January 8

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
January 25 - January 29

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 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
January 11 - January 15

History and Theology of the Puritans - 2.00 Hours

This survey of the historical and cultural background of 17th century Puritanism in Great Britain and North America includes an examination of leading theologians, such as John Owen, Richard Sibbes,Thomas Goodwin, Samuel Rutherford, and Thomas Hooker, and of selected texts. THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE CLASS. CLASS WILL BE A MIXTURE OF LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS AND RECORDED LECTURES. (Campuses: 00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

04HT6300R/1
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
January 12 - January 21

Life & Theology of John Edwards - 2.00 Hours

REMOTE LIVE This course will focus on specific aspects of the life and theology of Jonathan Edwards.(Campuses: 00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01HT6310R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
MWF 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 12 - 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. Guy Waters
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 4 - January 8

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100.
Note: The final for this course will be given on campus Friday, 1/22/21, from 1-4pm.

03OT5125/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 4 - January 15

Missions - 2.00 Hours

REMOTE LIVE. 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. CLASS DOES NOT MEET ON JANUARY 18. MLK DAY IS AN RTS HOLIDAY. (Campuses: 00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

04PT5225R/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
MWF 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 4 - January 25

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

01PT5275S/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 4 - January 7

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class is a general introduction to biblical pastoral counseling, including an overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. The approach to soul care that will be taught relies upon the sufficiency of Scripture and is centered in the gospel. The class will present a basic counseling methodology that will be applied to common counseling situations, to include: biblical peacemaking, anger, fear, worry, and depression.

03PT5350/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
January 4 - January 8

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 11 - January 15

Theology of Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed.

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

03ST6370/01
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
January 25 - January 29

Theology of Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed.

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

03ST6370E/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
January 25 - January 29

D.Min Courses

Preaching Old Testament Narrative - 3.00 Hours

Old Testament historical narrative can be challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but it can also provide wonderful, in-depth teaching and theology when appropriately understood. In this DMin course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching OT narrative texts. Note: Registration for residential DMin courses will close on 12/15/20.

D.Min.

03DM8100/01
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 4 - January 8

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

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 2 - 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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 - 12:01 AM
February 2 - May 10

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 - 12:01 AM
February 2 - 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 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - 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.

This is a Live Remote course and will meet over Zoom.

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

06HT5200R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
February 4 - May 13

Puritan Theology - 2.00 Hours

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

03HT6300/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Adv Readings in Bavinck & Modern Thought - 2.00 Hours

This course is a reading seminar that works through Bavinck’s texts systematically and chronologically, paying specific attention to those texts that lie outside of the dogmatics. Students will be trained to engage Bavinck’s own writings, and discern some of his main interlocutors within the context of modern theology in the 19th-20th centuries, with an eye toward contemporary theological issues and debates.

This is a Remote Live course and will meet over Zoom.

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

06HT6330R/01
Dr. Nathaniel Gray Sutanto
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 4 - May 13

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This REMOTE LIVE course introduces students to the basic grammar and dynamics of New Testament Greek in a manner that is accessible yet rigorous. The main focus is gaining the skills necessary for reading the New Testament in its original language and developing attitudes and habits that will lead to skill retention and applicatoin in life and ministry. Throughout the course, students will be shown how learning Greek can impact their sermons and Bible studies. This course builds upon the basic grammar learned in Greek I (nouns, adjectives, pronouns, etc.) by broadening the exposure to the vocabulary and grammar of the New Testament, especially verbs and participles.

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

09NT5125R/DE
Dr. Benjamin White
Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:29 PM
February 4 - May 13

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. William B. Barcley
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
February 2 - May 10

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE.
Prerequisite: Greek II (NT5125)
By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

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

02NT5150R/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

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. William B. Barcley
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - 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 2 - May 10

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

03NT6100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - March 10

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

SYNC COURSE. 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.

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

06ON5100S/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Monday 7:01 PM - 10:01 PM
February 1 - May 10

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 2 - 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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - 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.
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 2 - 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
March 24 - May 10

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I and Hebrew II.

An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

03OT6105/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 2 - 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.

03PT5125/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - 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 2 - 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. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - 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. D. Blair Smith
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - 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 2 - 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. (Campuses: 00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

11PT5200R/01
Dr. Randy Newman
Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
January 25 - May 7

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 15 - 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 2 - May 10

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY EVENINGS 5PM-7PM (CST).
FEB. 1, FEB. 8, FEB. 15, FEB. 22, MAR. 1, MAR. 8, and MAR. 22.

This course is a study of the application of redemption in the believer’s sanctification.

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

01PT5375R/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
TBA 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 25 - May 7

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 2 - 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 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
February 2 - May 10

Image of God and Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This is a course on the implications of the doctrine of the image of God for the practice of ministry in the local church, in its prophetic, priestly, and kingly dimensions. From a Biblical and Confessional perspective, we will critically engage historical instances of the Church’s neglect or twisting of the doctrine of the image of God. We will consider how a robust articulation of the image of God remains vital to addressing contemporary challenges in Christian ministry, both theologically and pastorally.

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

09PT6526R/DE
Dr. Jay Harvey
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:29 PM
February 2 - May 4

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. Kevin L. DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - 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
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 2 - 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. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Christian Thought and Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

REMOTE LIVE 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.
(Campuses: 01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

04ST5400R/1
Dr. William Davis
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 1 - May 8

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - 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
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 2 - 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
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 2 - May 10

Trinitarian Theology - 2.00 Hours

The biblical foundations and the ecclesiastical creedal formulations of Trinitarian theology are examined, as well as related developments in the history of thought— ancient, medieval, and modern.

03ST6100/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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
July 26 - July 30

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. 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 19 - 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. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
June 7 - August 20

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 7 - August 20

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 14 - June 18

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.
Note: Class will not be held 8/23/21. Final Exam will be administered in class on Tuesday 8/24/21.

03NT5100/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 2 - August 24

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 7 - June 11

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 14 - June 18

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 26 - July 30

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 21 - June 25

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 12 - July 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
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
June 28 - July 2

D.Min Courses

Preaching from the Gospels - 3.00 Hours

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. Note: Registration for residential DMin courses is open from April 1 - May 15.

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 19 - July 23

Culture & Contextualization (DMin) - 3.00 Hours

Culture and Contextualization: Theological Foundations and Ministry Applications In this DMin course we will explore a biblical theology of culture and contextualization with specific application to pastoral ministry. We will seek to (1) develop an integrated theology of culture from a Reformed biblical perspective, (2) understand and critically evaluate different models for cultural engagement, (3) develop a biblical perspective on the principles, pitfalls, and practices of contextualization, and (4) reflect on the concrete application of the preceding points to local church ministry. The course will have a seminar-like format with class presentations and opportunity for open discussion. This course is part of the Reformed Theology & Ministry Emphasis of the RTS DMin program. Note: Registration for residential DMin courses is open from April 1 - May 15.

D.Min.

03DM8350/01
Dr. James Anderson
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 26 - July 30

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
Mr. John R. Muether
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
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

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 - 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.
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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

OT Apocalyptic Literature: Zechariah - 2.00 Hours

This class will introduce the student to the apocalyptic sections of the Old Testament. We will study the book of Zechariah in depth as an example of this type of visionary literature. (Note: This is an introductory class and there are no prerequisites.)

03OT6440/01
Dr. John Currid
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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

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
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 - 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
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

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

Contemporary Challenges to Christianity - 2.00 Hours

This class will trace the development of intellectual challenges to the Christian faith from the Enlightenment to the present. Through lectures and classroom interaction, the student will engage in extensive sympathetic and critical readings of primary sources on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from issues such as the rise of the modern scientific enterprise to economics to environmentalism. Students will learn to think critically about the topics covered, using the lens of Reformed Theology and Apologetics.

03ST6456/01
Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer
Thursday 2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
August 25 - December 7