History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

01HT504/01
Allen Michael Stanton
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Evangelism - 3.00 Hours

Evangelism and its practice within the context of the pastoral ministry and the work of every member of the body of Christ are reviewed in light of the teaching of Jesus, the apostles, and the dynamics of the preaching of the gospel as portrayed in the Scriptures and from a Reformed perspective. During the class, "Evangelism" is taught in such a way that the lectures, small group discussions, and the exercises done in class and outside the classroom may be duplicated in the context of the local churches. The Lord willing we will have the participation of some experts on the topics of Evangelizing Muslims, Evangelizing Roman Catholics, and so forth.

01MS508/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

An overview of the Pauline Epistles that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT520/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TuesThurs 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Hebrews- Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

01NT522/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. Various critical-interpretive systems are considered and special attention is given to the historical-grammatical method. Emphasis is placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of Scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.

01NT524/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Exegesis in the NT-2 - 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.

01NT528/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

NT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

01NT601/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Exegesis in the O.T. 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.

01OT503/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers the first five books of the Old Testament -- also called the Pentateuch. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT508/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets -- also called the Latter Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT516/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Biblical Aramaic - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I and Hebrew II. An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

01OT532/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Psychodiagnostics - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning. The emphasis of the course will be on application of case conceptualization and intervention skills to treatment planning.

01PSY504/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: FRIDAY- FEB. 1ST: 1PM TO 5PM SATURDAY-FEB. 2ND: 8AM TO 5PM FRIDAY-MAR. 22ND: 1PM TO 5PM SATURDAY-MAR.23RD: 8AM TO 5PM FRIDAY-APR. 6TH: 8AM TO 5PM SATUDRDAY-APR. 7TH: 8AM TO 4PM 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.

01PSY510/01
Lindsay Fikkert
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Professional, Ethical, and Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFT/CO program or consent of the instructor. This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

01PSY551/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Couples and Family Counseling 1 - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

01PSY552/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Couples and Family Counseling 2 - 3.00 Hours

This course examines the nature and proper functioning of marriage, gender issues in couple relationships, and common couple patterns and problems. Approaches to pre- and re-marital and marital counseling are examined. Assessment and treatment strategies in clinical work with couples are addressed.

01PSY553/01
Dr. James Hurley
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Psychology in Relation to Theology III - 1.00 Hours

The third in a set of three integrative courses: 01PSY622, 01PSY624, 01PSY626. In their last semester of the program, students employ skills learned throughout their training to prepare an integrative research paper examining psychological and theological approaches to a major substantive issue raised by one of their clinical cases. Based on their research, students develop, implement and evaluate a treatment program for their clients. The results are presented to peers in a seminar format employing audio-video resources and clinical video tape.

01PSY626/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
January 28 - May 3

Application of Counseling and Theol. - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: THURSDAY, JAN. 31 YOU WILL MEET FROM 1PM TO 2PM FEB. 28th, MARCH 7th; MARCH 21st; and MARCH 28th YOU WILL MEET FROM 1PM TO 4PM. SEE CLASS SYLLABUS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

01PSY633/01
Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and/or families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling and case management skills.

01PSY650/01
Barb Martin
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6543/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6543/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Introduction to Biblical Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the practice of Biblical counseling that is to be practiced in the local church, as well as in Biblical counseling ministries which seek to serve the church. A system of counseling firmly grounded in Biblical presuppositions, process, and practice will be taught. The student will receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems--applying essential Biblical principles to all situations, to the glory of God and for the sanctification of God's people.

01PT503/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Intro to Preaching - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the principles and process in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

01PT506/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Leadership - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results.

01PT512/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Communication 2 - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. 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.

01PT522/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. Preaching Laboratory 2

01PT524/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Worship - 2.00 Hours

The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in this course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship.

01PT526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

This seminar will meet on Monday, February 4th, from 9AM to Noon.

01PT534/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
TBA 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
February 4 - February 4

Introduction to Redemp.Hist.Theology - 1.00 Hours

01PT700/01
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 29 - March 30

Doctrine of Scripture - 2.00 Hours

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

01ST503/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Soteriology, Christology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

01ST517/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

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

01ST526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

A detailed survey of Christian ethics, including the major contemporary ethical theories and the major issues confronting Christians today. Special attention will be given to the use of the Scriptures in ethics and the ten commandments.

01ST528/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

01ST530/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

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.

01ST540/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

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.

01ST601/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

D.Min Courses

Theology of MInistry - 3.00 Hours

D.Min.

SP01DM301/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 25 - March 29

Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 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 - 3:30 PM
June 3 - August 9

Assessment & Testing - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: JULY 13th - 8AM to 5PM; JULY 19th - 8AM to NOON; JULY 26th - 8AM to 4PM; JULY 27th - 8AM to 5PM; AUG. 2nd - 8AM to NOON; AUG. 3rd - 8AM to 5PM 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
Terry L. Hight
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 3 - August 9

Group Theories & Practice - 3.00 Hours

MONDAYS: 8am-10am WEDNESDAYS: 8am-11am SATURDAY, JULY 20th 10am-NOON; 1pm-3pm NO CLASS JUNE 24 & 26 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
James Jay Roberson
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
June 3 - August 9

Human Sexuality - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: JUNE 27th & 28th - 8AM TO 5PM EACH DAY JULY 11th &12th - 8AM TO 5PM EACH AUGUST 2nd - 8AM TO 4PM Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFTC program and/or consent of the instructor. An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

01PSY573/01
Michael Sytsma Ph.D.
Doug Rosenau
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 3 - August 9

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to examine 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.

01PSY576/01
Michael Hillerman
Guy Richardson
MonWed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 3 - August 9

Application of Counseling and Theol. - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: JUNE 18th - 1PM TO 2PM JULY 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd - 1PM TO 4PM EACH WEEK. This course is designed to help students demonstrate their ability to integrate and consolidate their thinking andpositions on a variety of issues related to counseling. It will also familiarize students with critical topics,questions and issues and with the identity and role of key professionals in arenas of both Christian and nonChristian counseling. The intent is to prepare students to be able to respond to commonly asked questions theymay have to answer in job interviews, from referral sources, churches, or clients.

01PSY633/01
Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
June 3 - August 9

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
June 3 - August 9

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
June 3 - August 9

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.

01PT5275/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 17 - June 20

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 - 11:55 AM
June 17 - July 12

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 - 11:55 AM
June 17 - July 12

Latin - 3.00 Hours

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 three (3) hour course. There are no prerequisites.

01HT6100/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
July 1 - July 26

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100 A continuation of OT5100

01OT5125/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
July 15 - August 9

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 - 11:55 AM
July 15 - August 9

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 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 - 4:00 PM
August 26 - December 6