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.


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

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03CO6115R/01
Dr. Nathanael J. Brooks
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
June 21 - July 2

History and Theology of the Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
June 30; July 1; July 2; July 6 and July 7.
9am to 11:40am
THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.
This course surveys the development of the doctrine of the sacraments as well as the history of their administration in the church.

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11HT6115R/01
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
June 30 - July 7

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

01NT5100/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - July 15

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.

01NT5125/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - August 13

Prayer in the Bible - 2.00 Hours

Selections from the Bible’s prayers and teachings about prayer are examined, with special attention to the language and theology of prayer.


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

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03ON6300R/01
Dr. John Currid
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
July 19 - July 30

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.

01OT5100/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - July 15

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100

01OT5125/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - August 13

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM.
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09OT5300R/DE
Dr. Cleotha Robertson
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
May 12 - July 7

Exposition of Zephaniah - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed as a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Zephaniah with a view toward the prophet's core theological message, distinctive contribution to the Minor Prophets, and how Zephaniah draws from other Old Testament passages for his own prophetic message. The goal is for students to be able to properly understand Zephaniah for the purpose of teaching and preaching.

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

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04OT6445R/1
Dr. William Wood
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 26 - August 5

Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Orlando: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides systematic training in fundamental helping skills, i.e., active listening, essential interviewing, case-conceptualization, and consultation skills. Course content will centrally focus on both (1) an evidence-based, three-stage model of behavior change and the rudimentary helping skills incorporated in that model and, (2) an evidence-based understanding of effective counselor behavioral characteristics. Course concepts and skills will be considered, critiqued, and utilized from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Also, these helping skills and effective counselor behaviors will be considered in terms of both face-to-face and technology-assisted helping relationships. Core ethical issues (confidentiality, therapist competence, client consent, collaboration, and multicultural competence) will be introduced commensurate with topics and skills addressed.

01PSY5100/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
TuesThurs 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Assessment & Testing - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population.

01PSY5160/01
Dr. Oya Hampton
MonWed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Research and Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides an introduction to research design and statistical methodologies. The process of conducting psychological research is covered with attention given to appropriate application to professional practice, and to helping students become informed consumers of research.

01PSY5170/01
Michael Hillerman
MonWed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Research and Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. (THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT REMOTE LIVE VIA ZOOM).

This course provides an introduction to research design and statistical methodologies. The process of conducting psychological research is covered with attention given to appropriate application to professional practice, and to helping students become informed consumers of research.

01PSY5170R/01
Michael Hillerman
MonWed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Neuroscience Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Recent developments in neuroscience and psychopharmacology have contributed greatly to the fields of psychology and counseling. They are also relevant to pastors as they deal with their flocks. Awareness of brain functioning has contributed information that helps clinicians better to understand long established counseling practices and has contributed to new approaches to old problems.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT REMOTE LIVE OVER ZOOM.

01PSY5240R/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course examines the specialty of community counseling, including crisis situations and the impact of trauma. The course will be shaped by three major components: 1) the study of community counseling theory and practice, 2) a theoretical and practical study of crisis situations, and 3) the study of the impact of trauma including case conceptualization and treatment models. The format of the course will allow each student the opportunity to apply his/her academic talents, life experiences, clinical background, and Christian worldview to the counseling profession.

01PSY5250/01
Michael Hillerman
TuesThurs 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 21 - August 13

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

A study of leadership philosophy, principles, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in developing a culture of discipleship 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. We will discuss how one develops mission, vision and strategy within a context that respects plurality of leadership and dependence upon the Holy Spirit. We will reflect on principles and best practices for developing curriculum for the body. Particular attention will be given to addressing cases of abuse and cultivating a healthy culture of leadership in the church.

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

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09PT5275R/DE
Dr. Jay Harvey
Mon to Thu 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
July 26 - August 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.

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

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01PT5325R/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
June 7 - June 11

Introduction to Chaplain Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will introduce students to the opportunities and challenges of Chaplain ministry. Attention will be given to personal preparation for the chaplaincy, challenges of ministering in a secular and multi-faith environment, theories of chaplain care, and pastoral counseling techniques in a non-Christian setting.

THIS IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL MEET OVER ZOOM. TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME.

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06PT6251R/01
Dr. Patrick Stefan
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 10 - June 12

Foundations for Youth Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course helps the student develop a biblical and theological foundation for an effective youth ministry. Based upon this foundation, the course presents an overview of adolescent culture and models for youth ministry.

THIS IS A THREE WEEKEND CLASS: JUNE 18 & 19, JULY 2 & 3, AND JULY 16 & 17.

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

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04PT6265R/1
Dr. Brian H. Cosby
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
June 18 - June 19

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

The course will seek to formulate the rational basis for believing in Christian theism, with responses to objections and critiques of competing worldviews.


Please Note: Syllabus provided soon

Meeting Times:
Monday-Thursday: May 31 to June 3 (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT)
Monday-Thursday: June 7 to June 10 (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT)
Monday: June 14 (8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT)

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

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09ST5450R/DE
Dr. Nathaniel Gray Sutanto
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
May 31 - June 14

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.


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

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03ST6100R/01
Dr. D. Blair Smith
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:40 AM
July 5 - July 16

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.

01HT5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

Introduction to Theological Dutch - 2.00 Hours

: In this course, the student will do two tasks: 1) work through a Dutch grammar and workbook in order to understand the details of Dutch grammar and become a reader of modern dutch; 2) learn theological Dutch vocabulary and translate theological sentences from works like the Three Forms of Unity, Abraham Kuyper, and Herman Bavinck.

01HT6105/01
Dr. Cory C. Brock
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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 Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

01NT5150/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01NT5300/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

Exegesis in the NT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament, such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT6110/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01ON6200/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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.

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

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.

01OT5150/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01OT5250/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01OT5350/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

Old Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible).

01OT5500/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

Exegesis in the OT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT6110/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference,
(2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding
people and providing counseling services.

01PSY5120/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor.

Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

01PSY5130/01
Laura McMahon
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor.

An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY5150/01
Michael Hillerman
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Theory & Practice of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the
delivery of mental health services.

01PSY5210/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Group Theories & Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages and techniques.

01PSY5220/01
Branden Henry
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY5280
Internship is a repeating professional/clinical practice course in the RTS MAC curriculum. Internship is part of the MAC clinical sequence whereby students, under supervision, meet with clients in various settings and apply helping skills, biopsychosocial assessment, theoretical case conceptualization, counseling interventions and ethical principles to helping interactions with persons enrolled in counseling. To be eligible for graduation, students must successfully complete three PSY654 Internship courses, ordinarily in three consecutive terms, and students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total at least 900 clock hours in their combined Internship courses, of which at least 360 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

01PSY5290/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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).

01PT5100/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Preaching Lab 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.

01PT5125/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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.

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03PT5200R/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 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.

01PT5200/01
Dr. Clay Quarterman
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01PT5225/01
Dr. Clay Quarterman
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the pastor’s role and responsibility as Biblical counselor in the local church. A system of counseling grounded in Biblical presuppositions will be taught as well as basic counseling process and practice. The student will also receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems with an emphasis on applying Scriptural principles to these life issues. Case studies will be reviewed, and a system of premarital counseling will be presented as well.

01PT5350/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAYS FROM 1PM TO 4PM: Aug. 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25.

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

01PT5375/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Field Ed 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.

01PT5905/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
TBA 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 14 - September 14

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

Urban Apologetics - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS:
Sept. 10-11
Friday class will meet from 4pm to 9pm
Saturday class will meet from 8am to 5pm

An Analysis of today's competing value systems and world views including an examination of various social visions. This course explores the hidden forces behind cultural conflict and suggests biblical ways to address these conflicts. The emphasis is on the universal influences which give rise to inequality using the African American experience as a case study. Included in this course are suggested new biblically based categories and concepts which can facilitate the emergence of new movements to address today's cultural confusion.

01PT6225/01
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
TBA 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 10 - September 11

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.

01ST5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

ST:Scrip., Theol. Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

01ST5150/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

ST: Ecclesiology & the Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

01ST5250/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 23 - December 3

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course will present the Reformed view of General and Special Revelation and the traditional theological loci (e.g., theology proper, creation, anthropology, salvation, means of grace) that should serve as the foundation for any human endeavor. In addition, special attention will be given to various loci and issues that more directly relate to counseling.

01ST5350/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

Systematic Theology Foundations - 3.00 Hours

This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to Christian doctrine.

01ST5355/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

Xn Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

01ST5400/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01ST5500/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23 - December 3

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.

01PT5325/01
Dr. Guy Waters
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - January 15

Ed.Min.of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor’s role as teacher and administrator in the educational/discipleship ministries of the local church. Attention is given to the Biblical foundations of Christian education, as well as its basic goals, content, methods and contexts. Practical help for organization, curriculum planning, teaching and training will also be considered, as well as the various educational needs and characteristics of the church population (children, youth, adults).

01PT6100/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
January 10 - January 14

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.

01NT5200/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

Hebrews-Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

01NT5350/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 24 - April 29

New Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the New Testament.

01NT5500/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM
January 24 - April 29

Exegesis in the NT II - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek 1, Greek 2, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT6120/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

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.

01ON5100/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 24 - April 29

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.

01OT5200/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 PM
January 24 - April 29

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

01OT5300/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

01OT6105/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

Exegesis in the OT II - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT6120/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 24 - April 29

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5125
A continuation of Communication I. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., wedding, funerals).

01PT5150/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 1:00 AM - 4:15 PM
January 24 - April 29

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

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

01PT5175/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

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.

01PT5250/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 24 - April 29

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.

01PT5300/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

01PT5400/01
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 24 - April 29

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.

01ST5300/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

01ST5450/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 24 - April 29

Christ, Culture & Contextualization - 2.00 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.

01ST5600/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 24 - April 29