Marriage & Family Counseling - 3.00 Hours

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

03CO5150/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

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

03CO5920/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

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

03CO5930/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Trauma & Abuse Recovery Counseling - 2.00 Hours

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

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

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

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

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

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 COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

03HT5200R/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
February 9 - May 16

Latin I - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.
This course is an introduction to the Latin language, particularly Ecclesiastical Latin. This introduction will cover morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin is a two (2) hour course. There are no prerequisites.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

01HT6100R/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 30 - May 1

Life & Theology of John Calvin - 2.00 Hours

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

03HT6320/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Priority in registration will be given to those registered for Greek I (Remote Live – 02NT5100R) in the 2022/Fall semester.
THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME: FEB 9 – MAY 15 (THURSDAYS, 9am–12pm (EST)
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

02NT5125R/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

03NT5150/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

An exposition of the epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul’s theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours.

03NT5300/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT5350/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125
This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

03OT5150/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Joshua – Esther - 3.00 Hours

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

03OT5250/01
Dr. William A. Ross
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

03OT5300/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 7 - May 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5175/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

03PT5200/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

03PT5225/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
March 13 - March 17

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

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

01PT5250R/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 30 - May 1

Worship - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5300/01
Dr. Mantle Nance
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

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

03PT5400/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
February 7 - May 16

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience.

This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

03PT5905/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
February 7 - May 16

Preparing for Ordination - 1.00 Hours

This class will help students prepare for examinations by presbyteries. Students will take practice exams in Bible, theology (including the Westminster Standards), polity, church history, and personal religion, in a seminar format. Discussion of current issues will be included (e.g., “Open Theism,” “New Perspective on Paul,” “Federal Vision,” women’s ordination, contemporary Roman Catholic theology, theistic evolution, inerrancy, “theonomy,” etc.).

THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

The class will meet on February 18, 25, March 11 and 25 only.

06PT6535R/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Peter Lee
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
February 18 - March 25

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST5200/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical perspectives. Consideration is given to such issues as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for sacramental theology, and the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

03ST5300/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Christian Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

03ST5400/01
Dr. James Anderson
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

03ST5550/01
Dr. James Anderson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Christ, Culture, and Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

This course will explore a biblical theology of culture from a Reformed perspective, evaluate different models for Christian cultural engagement, and develop a biblical perspective on the principles and practice of contextualization. Attention will be given to the application of cultural analysis and contextualization in church ministry.

03ST5600/01
Dr. James Anderson
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 7 - May 16

World Christianity and Perseverance - 2.00 Hours

REMOTE LIVE
This course examines the other-cultural, other-political witness of the church throughout Scripture an history, as they follow the virtues, values and habits of the story of the Covenantal People of God. It discusses in depth the work of theologians focused on the Covenantal story, the drama of redemption, narrative theology, and theo-drama, with special consideration given to the role the sacraments play in of virtue development and identity formation that provide an “alternative-witness” to a hostile culture.
THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: FEBRUARY 3 & 4, FEBRUARY 17 & 18, AND MARCH 3 & 4.
THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME
(Campuses:00|01|02|03|04|05|06|09|11)

04ST6516R/1
Ms. Karen Ellis
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 3 - February 4

Introduction to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

03CO5000/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Theology & Secular Psychology - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

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

03CO5920/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 5 - August 18

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

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

03CO5930/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 5 - August 18

Life &Theology of Jonathan Edwards - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

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

Gospel of John - 2.00 Hours

A detailed examination of this "Gospel of Glory," with special attention paid to its distinctive narration of Jesus' ministry, theological themes, and usefulness in Christian ministry. (Note: Greek I and II not required but encouraged).

03NT6230/01
Dr. Andreas Kostenberger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 26 - June 30

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship of the OT and the NT. Background hermeneutical issues will also be covered, including the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

03ON5100/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5100/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 12 - June 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

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

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

03PT5350/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 10 - July 14

Planting & Growing a Campus Ministry - 2.00 Hours

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

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

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST5250/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 5 - June 9

D.Min Courses

Prchg from the Corinthian Correspondence - 3.00 Hours

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

D.Min.

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

Pastoral Counseling - DMin - 3.00 Hours

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

D.Min.

03DM8420/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 17 - July 21

Doctoral Project Research Methodologies - 3.00 Hours

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

D.Min.

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

Introduction to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

03CO5000/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT5125/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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.
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

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

03PT5275/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 - 2:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

03PT5350/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology and responsibility for personal growth in Christ. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

03PT5375/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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 23 - December 5

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST5100/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST5150/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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.

*This course will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC on 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19,and 9/26*

03ST5300E/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
August 23 - December 5

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. Mark E. Ross
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 5

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. Robert Jones
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
January 22 - January 26

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 15 - January 19

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 22 - January 26

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
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 2 - January 5

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100.

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

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. Nathaniel Gray Sutanto
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12