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.

02HT5100/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

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 II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Greek I (NT5100)
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

02NT5125/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

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.

02NT5200/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

02NT5250/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

Hebrews to Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT5350/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 25 - December 1

New Testament Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program

This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to the New Testament.

02NT5500/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT6100/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Monday 1:00 PM - 1:59 PM
August 30 - December 6

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: Hebrew II (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.

02OT5150/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
MonWed 1:00 PM - 1:59 PM
August 25 - December 6

Genesis to 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.

02OT5200/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

Joshua to 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.

02OT5250/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

Akkadian I - 3.00 Hours

The course is a basic study of Akkadian, which is a Semitic language. Students will also be introduced to the cuneiform script. Throughout the course, various primary sources will be consulted. This presents an opportunity for the student to learn one of the important languages from the ancient Near East and will provide necessary tools for comparative interpretation of the Hebrew and Aramaic portions of the Bible.

02OT6125/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

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.

02PSY5120/01
Mr. Matthew C. Casada
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

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.

02PSY5130/01
Dr. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

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.

02PSY5150/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

Couples and Family Counseling I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program.

This course provides a broad understanding of marriage and family theories and a systematic approach to conceptualizing and counseling with families and couples. Students will gain an acquaintance with the emergence of systems counseling as a discipline within the field of psychology, with a broad introduction to the study of the family as a culturally influenced, ongoing, interacting social system and with an awareness of central conceptual and therapeutic issues of importance to counselors.

02PSY5190/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 25 - December 1

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

02PSY5210/01
Dr. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

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.

02PSY5290/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Ms. Deborah S. Mauger
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 25 - December 6

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.

02PSY5290/02
Dr. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Mr. Matthew C. Casada
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 25 - December 6

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (PT5100)
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

02PT5125/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (PT5100)
Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

02PT5125/02
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 26 - December 2

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (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).

02PT5150/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - 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.

02PT5200/01
Dr. Damein Schitter
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

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

Missions - 2.00 Hours

Scheduled to meet on two weekends as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (3 pm to 9 pm)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8 am to 5 pm)
&
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (3 pm to 9 pm)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (8 am to 5 pm)


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.

02PT5225/01
Dr. Irwyn Ince
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 17 - November 6

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.

02PT5250/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

Leadership and 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.

02PT5275/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

Worship - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 11-14: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (8:30am-5pm) and Thursday (8:30am - 12pm)

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.

02PT5300/01
Dr. Geoff Ziegler
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
October 11 - October 14

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.

02PT5350/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 25 - December 1

Personal Sanctification - 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.

02PT5375/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 10 - September 11

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student’s knowledge of and love for God.

02PT5400/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 1:59 PM
August 25 - December 1

Field Education 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.

02PT5905/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 4:01 PM - 5:01 PM
August 25 - December 1

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

Prisons in Social & Hist Perspectives - 1.00 Hours

NOTE: One additional hour of credit is available by directed study. Please contact the registrar if interested.

Michel Foucault in his book, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, argued that the prison was a particularly modern phenomenon. While ongoing studies have challenged his view about the origin of prisons, his work was a major contributing force to studying prisons from an historical perspective, encouraging ongoing reflection on the history and social impact of prisons. In this course, students will study the history of prisons with a view towards gaining meaningful background and theological focus to ask fundamental questions about justice in our contemporary society.

02PT6540/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 31 - November 30

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.

02ST5100/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 25 - December 1

ST:Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

02ST5150/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 25 - December 1

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS IN THE MAC DEGREE PROGRAM -- 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.

02ST5350/01
Dr. Mark Ian McDowell
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
December 7 - December 10

Systematic Theology Foundations - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed for counseling students. It will provide a basic introduction to Christian doctrine.

02ST5355/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

02ST5450/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 4:01 PM - 6:01 PM
August 30 - December 6

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

02NT5250/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

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.

PLEASE NOTE: No class meeting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 17th)

02OT5100/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 31

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)
This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program.

02PT5125/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)
This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program.

02PT5125/02
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)
This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program.

02PT5125/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)
This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program.

02PT5125/04
Dr. Liam Goligher
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab II (PT5175)
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).

02PT5150/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

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.

02PT5325/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
January 10 - January 12

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student’s knowledge of and love for God.

02PT5400/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 12 - January 14

Forming Disciples for Faith and Work - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

This course explores the process of forming disciples for faith and work integration. We will explore the foundations of faith and work theology as it relates to disciple making and pastoral practices that cultivate a discipleship culture of faith and work integration.

02PT6501/01
Dr. Damein Schitter
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Abuse and the Church - 1.00 Hours

This course explores how to recognize, prevent, and respond to sexual and domestic abuse. Specifically, it will focus on how to minister to those who are victims of abuse, how to respond to perpetrators of abuse, how to respond in a crisis, and how to build a healthy church culture before there is a particular crisis.

02PT6530/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 7 - January 8

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 29th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 29th.

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

02ST5200/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

Reformational Anglicanism: Hist/Doctrine - 3.00 Hours

This course focuses on the history, theology, and worship of the Reformation in England and then considers various later events and developments in global Anglican history in relation to the defining documents and doctrines of the Reformation. Throughout the course, the significance of this history and theology for ministry in and beyond the Anglican Communion is explored.

02ST6361/01
Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 3 - January 7

D.Min Courses

Preaching from the Minor Prophets - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15. Preaching from the Minor Prophets is often neglected by the church. The reasons for this neglect are complex and complicated. Part of the problem, of course, is the church’s difficulty in seeing the application of OT prophetic texts that appear to be so strange and esoteric. How do pastors make such teachings meaningful and relevant to their congregations? Another aspect of the problem is that for almost two hundred years OT scholarship has focused on issues of criticism, that is, questions of dating and authorship. In addition, many pastors seem to center their preaching ministry in the NT in which they feel they are really getting at the heart of the Christian message. Finally, one of the greatest parts of the problem is the reality that many pastors simply do not know how to preach the OT. Thus, in the church today there seems to be a general malaise or stupor when it comes to preaching the OT. In this course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching texts from the Minor Prophets. These texts can be most challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but they can also provide wonderful, in-depth teaching and theology when appropriately understood.

D.Min.

02DM8175/01
Dr. John Currid
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 10 - January 14

The Pastor as Prophet - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15. In his Reformed Dogmatics Herman Bavinck draws attention to the work of the Preaching office of the church and draws a parallel with the prophetic office within Israel. What defines the role of preaching within the covenant community? What does it mean to be a covenant prosecutor in the church today? How does the preacher address corporate sin within the Body of Christ? This course examines the biblical, theological and historical basis of considering the pastor as prophet in the church today. Participants will also preach sermons from texts notable for their “prophetic” edge.

D.Min.

02DM8450/01
Dr. Liam Goligher
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 24 - January 28

Theology of John Webster - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th.

This course involves a close study of the writings of John Webster. Students grow in their ability to read his texts directly and to appreciate the systematic framework of his thought more broadly. In viewing his work closely and broadly alike, its relationship to other theologians is examined, beginning with his early work on modern Protestant theology and moving through to his later, extended engagement of early fathers, medieval doctors, and post-Reformation Reformed scholastics. His practice of theology is examined with respect to various doctrines (e.g. God, covenant, church) as well as with respect to its underlying methodological approach to “theological theology” as an exercise in “biblical reasoning.”

02HT6340/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT5100/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 1 - August 19

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th. 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.

02NT5300/01
Dr. Zachary Cole
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Sermon on the Mount - 2.00 Hours

Lectures include discussion of biblical intertextuality, Matthew’s theology and literary techniques, the structure of the Sermon, the history of interpretation of the Sermon, and the relation of the Sermon to Virtue Ethics.

02NT6205/01
Dr. Jonathan T. Pennington
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
July 25 - July 28

Isaiah to 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.

02OT5350/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 27 - July 1

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th. 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).

02PT5100/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th.

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Preaaching Lab I (02PT5125, 2 hrs)


02PT5175/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th.

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Preaaching Lab I (02PT5125, 2 hrs)


02PT5175/02
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th.

This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's
Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Preaaching Lab I (02PT5125, 2 hrs)


02PT5175/03
Dr. Liam Goligher
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th. 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.

02PT5200/01
Dr. Damein Schitter
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 6th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 6th.

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.

02PT5350/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

Theological Research and Writing - 1.00 Hours

This is a practical theology course on theological research and writing. The
course will give special attention to using the library, writing graduate level research
papers, and the problem of plagiarism. This course is designed to help you communicate
well. Written communication and oral communication overlap, so whether you are going
on for graduate studies or studying to become a pastor, you will need to learn how to
develop and deliver a thesis.

02PT6115/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

ST:Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

02ST5150/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 11 - July 15