Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY650 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.

01PSY654/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 26 - December 6

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the MAC clinical director, and PSY650 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.

01PSY654/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 26 - December 6

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. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

01HT5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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 - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Septuagint Readings - 2.00 Hours

The course aims to introduce the student to the critical use of the Septuagint as a tool in biblical studies, whether of the Old or New Testament. Variant readings in manuscripts of the Septuagint will be assessed to determine their relative claim to originality, their significance in the history of the transmission the Greek text, and their relationship to known Hebrew manuscripts. Constant attention will be paid to the characteristics of Hellenistic Greek represented by the Septuagint (phonology, morphology, and syntax).

01ON6105/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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 - 11:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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. Michael G. McKelvey
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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 - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

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

01OT5350/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

OT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Studies for Counseling is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

01OT5500/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: SEPT. 20 & 21 OCT. 18 & 19 NOV. 15 & 16 FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM to 5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM to NOON; SATURDAY, NOV. 16th, CLASS WILL MEET FROM 8AM to 4PM. 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 under-standing people and providing counseling services.

01PSY510/01
Lindsay Fikkert
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
TBA 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 26 - December 6

Human Growth & Development - 3.00 Hours

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.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

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
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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 - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Neuroscience Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01PSY5240/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

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

01PT5100/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

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. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

Worship - 2.00 Hours

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

01PT5300/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS ON SELECTED MONDAYS. CONSULT THE CLASS SYLLABUS FOR SPECIFIC DAYS.

01PT5375/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 26 - December 6

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

01ST5100/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Systematic Theol Studies for Couns - 3.00 Hours

01ST511/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

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 - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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 26 - December 6

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 - 12:01 PM
August 26 - December 6

Xn Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

01ST5400/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics and to a biblical basis for morality. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are covered.

01ST5500/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 26 - December 6

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

01NT5150/02
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

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
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 23 - September 23

D.Min Courses

Brazilian Cultures & Beliefs - 3.00 Hours

Course is taught at AJGC as part of the Portuguese Doctor of Ministry Program.

D.Min.

SP01DM406/01
Dr. Valdeci Silva Santos
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 26 - August 30

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

D.Min.

SP01DM825/01
Dr. Valdeci Silva Santos
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 9 - September 13

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
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 6 - January 7

Hot Topics in Pastoral Ministry - 1.00 Hours

A class designed to assist future pastors in thinking biblically about race, human sexuality, and media ecology.

01PT6270/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 8 - January 9

Ed.Min.of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educatoinal program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each group (children, youth, and adults).

01PT6100/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Youth and Family Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course gives an overview of a philosophy and methodology of youth & family ministry. Students will gain a deeper understanding of youth ministry in a local church and how they are to come alongside parents in their call to disciple their children. Students will also consider a biblical methodology for their specific church context. In addition to a philosophy and methodology of youth and family ministry, a significant portion of the class will deal with youth cultural analysis in order to assist the student’s implementation of youth ministry in our current context.

01PT6266/01
John Perritt
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Christian Encounter w/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.

01ST5550/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

Theology of John Calvin - 2.00 Hours

01HT6320/01
Allen Michael Stanton
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 27 - May 8