Counseling & Helping RelationshipSkills - 3.00 Hours

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 rudimentaty helping skills incorporated in that model and, (2) an evidence-based understanding of effective counselorbehavioral 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.

CO5500-J1 - Residential
Dr. William Richardson
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Tuesday, Thursday | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Assessment and Testing - 3.00 Hours

This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and familial 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.

CO5560-J1 - Residential
Katie Majeste
7/2/2024 - 8/2/2024

Tuesday, Wednesday | 7/2/2024 - 7/3/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Friday | 7/18/2024 - 7/19/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Friday | 8/1/2024 - 8/2/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Research and Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

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.

CO5570-J1 - Residential
Drake Terry
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Monday, Wednesday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group Theories and Practice - 3.00 Hours

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.

CO5620-J1 - Residential
Dr. Branden Henry
6/21/2024 - 7/26/2024

Friday | 6/21/2024 - 6/21/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 6/28/2024 - 6/28/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 7/12/2024 - 7/12/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
| 7/19/2024 - 7/19/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday | 7/26/2024 - 7/26/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Crisis & Trauma-Informed Counseling - 3.00 Hours

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.

CO5650-J1 - Residential
Dr. Mike Hillerman
6/24/2024 - 8/7/2024

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday | 7/1/2024 - 7/1/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday | 7/15/2024 - 8/7/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

InternshipSection 2 - 3.00 Hours

Intership is a repeating
professional/clinical practice course in the
RTS M.A.C. curriculum. Internship is part of
the M.A.C. 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 PSY5290
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 faceto-
face counseling.

CO5690-J2 - Residential
Dr. William Richardson
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Wednesday | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

InternshipSection 1 - 3.00 Hours

Intership is a repeating
professional/clinical practice course in the
RTS M.A.C. curriculum. Internship is part of
the M.A.C. 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 PSY5290
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 faceto-
face counseling.

CO5690-J1 - Residential
Dr. William Richardson
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Monday | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5100-J1 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
6/18/2024 - 7/5/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5100-J3 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
6/18/2024 - 7/5/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5125-J2 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
7/6/2024 - 8/9/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5125-J1 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
7/8/2024 - 8/9/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Readings in Biblical Languages - 1.00 Hours

SYNC SECTION
Students will read up to thirty (30) hours in the biblical languages in any combination desired – Hebrew, Greek, and/or Aramaic. During weekly class meetings, students will report on reading schedule, ask questions, and/or share any theologically significant observations from their work.

ON6101-J2 - Sync - Institutional
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Wednesday | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Readings in Biblical Languages - 1.00 Hours

Students will read up to thirty (30) hours in the biblical languages in any combination desired – Hebrew, Greek, and/or Aramaic. During weekly class meetings, students will report on reading schedule, ask questions, and/or share any theologically significant observations from their work.

ON6101-J1 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
6/18/2024 - 8/9/2024

Wednesday | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

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.

CO5520-J1 - Residential
Dr. Mike Hillerman
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Human Growth and 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.

CO5530-J1 - Residential
Taylor Patterson
9/20/2024 - 11/16/2024

Friday, Saturday | 9/20/2024 - 9/21/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, Saturday | 10/18/2024 - 10/19/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, Saturday | 11/15/2024 - 11/16/2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

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

CO5550-J1 - Residential
Jim Brown
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Theory and 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 Counseling. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

CO5610-J1 - Residential
Dr. William Richardson
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Neuroscience Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Recent developments in neuroscience and
psychopharmacology have contributed greatly to the
fields of psychology and counseling. 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.

CO5640-J1 - Residential
Dr. Mike Hillerman
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Wednesday | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Internship - 3.00 Hours

Intership is a repeating
professional/clinical practice course in the
RTS M.A.C. curriculum. Internship is part of
the M.A.C. 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 PSY5290
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 faceto-
face counseling.

CO5690-J1 - Residential
Dr. William Richardson
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

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

HT5100-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Fesko
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Life & Theology of Jonathan Edwards - 2.00 Hours

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

HT6310-J1 - Remote Live
Dr. Sean Lucas
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 8/26/2024 - 9/19/2024 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 10/24/2024 - 11/14/2024 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 11/28/2024 - 12/6/2024 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

NT5150-J2 - Residential
Dr. Guy Waters
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

NT5150-J1 - Residential
Dr. Guy Waters
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

NT5200-J1 - Residential
Dr. Bob Cara
9/12/2024 - 11/1/2024

Thursday | 9/12/2024 - 9/12/2024 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday | 9/13/2024 - 9/13/2024 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday | 9/26/2024 - 9/26/2024 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday | 9/27/2024 - 9/27/2024 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday | 10/17/2024 - 10/17/2024 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday | 10/18/2024 - 10/18/2024 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday | 10/31/2024 - 10/31/2024 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday | 11/1/2024 - 11/1/2024 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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.

NT5300-J1 - Residential
Dr. Guy Waters
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

NT5350-J1 - Residential
Dr. Thomas Keene
10/7/2024 - 10/11/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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 Eve in the Garden of Eden to the second giving of the Law.

OT5200-J1 - Residential
Steve Smith
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

OT5300-J1 - Residential
Dr. Miles Van Pelt
8/30/2024 - 11/9/2024

Friday, Saturday | 8/30/2024 - 8/31/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, Saturday | 11/8/2024 - 11/9/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Old Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible).

OT5500-J1 - Residential
Steve Smith
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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).

PT5100-J1 - Residential
Dr. Charles Wingard
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Building upon PT5100, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

PT5125-J1 - Residential
Dr. Charles Wingard
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

PT5225-J1 - Residential
Dr. Clay Quarterman
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

PT5350-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Kwasny
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Personal Sanctifcation - 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.

PT5375-J1 - Residential
Dr. Charles Wingard
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MDiv Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

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.

PT5905-J1 - Residential
Dr. Charles Wingard
10/18/2025 - 10/18/2025

Friday | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5100-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Fesko
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ST: Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5150-J1 - Residential
Dr. Josh Malone
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ST: Ecclesiology & Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

ST5250-J1 - Residential
Dr. Guy Waters
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

ST5350-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Fesko
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Systematic Theology Foundations - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5355-J1 - Residential
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Monday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christian Thought and 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.

ST5400-J1 - Residential
Dr. Josh Malone
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics. The biblical basis for morality will be emphasized along with aspects of the WLC. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are also covered.

ST5500-J1 - Residential
Dr. Josh Malone
8/26/2024 - 12/6/2024

Tuesday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Human Sexuality - 3.00 Hours

An analysis of human sexuality,
attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the
light of contemporary and biblical norms, with
particular attention to the relation of systematic and
behavioral aspects of sexuality.

CO5630-J1 - Residential
1/1/2025 - 1/31/2025

Substance Abuse and Addictions - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE MAC PROGRAM.

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

CO5660-J1 - Residential
1/1/2025 - 1/31/2025

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

A study of leadership philosophy, principles, catechesis, 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.

PT5275-J1 - Residential
Dr. Charles Wingard
1/6/2025 - 1/9/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government, the Book of Church Order, and creedal subscription. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

PT5325-J1 - Residential
Dr. Guy Waters
1/17/2025 - 1/18/2025

Thursday, Friday | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Marriage and Family Counseling - 2.00 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.

PT6350-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Kwasny
1/13/2025 - 1/17/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Theo of the Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

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

ST6370-J1 - Residential
Dr. John Fesko
1/6/2025 - 1/9/2025

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM