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

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.

01PSY654/03
Michael Hillerman
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 17 - 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 - 12:00 PM
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 - 12:00 PM
June 17 - July 12

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 17 - 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 17 - 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 17 - 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 17 - 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 17 - 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 17 - August 9

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 - 12:00 PM
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 - 12:00 PM
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 - 12:00 PM
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 - 10:55 AM
August 26 - December 6

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

01NT5150/02
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 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

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

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. Miles V. Van Pelt
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 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.

01OT5150/02
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
Wednesday 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 - 3.00 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

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