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.

02PSY654/01
Ms. Deborah S. Mauger
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 3 - September 27

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.

02PSY654/02
Mr. Matthew C. Casada
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 3 - September 27

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.

02PSY573/01
Ms. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 3 - June 7

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. 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.

02PSY576/01
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 12 - August 21

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

02OT5300/01
Dr. Don Collett
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 24 - June 28

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
July 5 - July 6

The New Covenant in the Old Testament - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Hebrew I and Hebrew II REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. In this course, students will consider key texts relating to the promise of the New Covenant. Students will read in Hebrew key passages from Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. These passages will be considered exegetically, theologically, and historically. Further, key theological themes and points of continuity and discontinuity will also be discussed, including the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Covenants.

02OT6505/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. 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. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. 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 8 - July 12

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr).

02PT5175/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr).

02PT5175/02
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr).

02PT5175/03
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Leadership and Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. 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
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 27th. This class provides basic preparation for the complex task of pastoral care and counseling. The focus is upon the pastor in the congregational setting. Students will formulate a biblical and theological foundation for the practice of pastoral counseling. They will develop an understanding of the key principles of pastoral care and acquire basic skills required for providing Christian care and follow-up. Numerous pastoral themes and practical challenges are addressed through outside reading, lectures, pre- and post-class projects, and peer interaction. Students will be encouraged to develop their own pastoral presence in offering spiritual care.

02PT5350/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Group Theories & Practice - 3.00 Hours

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.

02PSY5220/01
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
TuesThurs 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
July 9 - August 22

Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Orlando: Admission to the MAC program. This class will meet from 8am - 12pm on the FOLLOWING DATES: WED (7/10), MON & WED (7/15 & 7/17), MON & WED (7/29 & 7/31), MON & WED (8/5 & 8/7), MON & WED (8/12 & 8/14), and MON (8/19) 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.

02PSY5100/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
July 10 - August 19

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. Josh Bruce
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 15 - July 19

Assessment and Testing - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This class will meet JULY 22-26 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm) 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.

02PSY5160/01
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
July 22 - July 26

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 5 - August 23

D.Min Courses

Christian Spirituality - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 15 This course provides an overview to the history of the major leaders and movements of Christian spirituality. Beginning with the early church we will examine some of the primary writings that are representative of Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant spirituality. Our concern will be how these earlier voices might speak to our contemporary church. Three questions will guide our reading and discussion: What spiritual disciplines did these earlier Christians use to cultivate their relationship with God? If this person was your spiritual guide how might they have mentored you or the people from your ministry? What insights and resources could be retrieved from these Christians to strengthen and encourage you and your ministry?

D.Min.

02DM8435/01
Tom Schwanda
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 15 - July 19

Preaching from the Psalms - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 15 Preaching the Psalms is a course that combines hermeneutics and homiletics, as they apply to the book of Psalms. This course combines theory and practice: You will not only study “how to,” you will also “do” what you are learning in the books. This class is more of a graduate seminar than a lecture course, so there will be a bit more pre-class preparation than usual.

D.Min.

02DM8130/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 22 - July 26

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 29 - December 5

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
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

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
September 9 - December 9

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. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 10:01 AM - 12:01 PM
September 3 - December 3

Hebrews to Revelation - 3.00 Hours

Scheduled to meet on three weekends as follows: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (3 pm to 9 pm) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 am to 5 pm) & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (3 pm to 9 pm) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8 am to 5 pm) & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 (3 pm to 9 pm) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 (8 am to 5 pm) An introduction the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

02NT5350/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 20 - September 21

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

02NT6100/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Hebrew Exegesis [Electronic Track] - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Hebrew II (02OT504B) 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
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 28 - December 9

Hebrew Exegesis [Traditional] - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Hebrew II [Traditional Track] 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/A
Dr. Mark D. Futato
MonWed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 28 - December 9

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
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 3 - December 3

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 29 - December 5

Old Testament Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). In this course, the Old Testament will be approached from a canonical, covenantal, redemptive-historical, and Christ-centered perspective with sensitivity to the original historical and literary context out of which it arose. This approach should provide students with the ability to contextualize the course material in a variety of personal and vocational contexts, but special attention will be given to the role of the Old Testament in Christian counseling.

02OT5500/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

Note: Previous knowledge of Hebrew is required // An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

02OT6105/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

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.

02PSY510/01
Mr. Matthew C. Casada
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

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.

02PSY511/01
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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 29 - December 5

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
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

Neuroscience-Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Recent developments in neuroscience and psychopharmacology have contributed greatly to the fields of psychology and counseling. They are also relevant to pastors as they deal with their flocks. 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.

02PSY5240/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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.

02PSY654/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
September 30 - January 31

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.

02PSY654/02
Ms. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
September 30 - January 31

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

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

02PT5125/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 3 - December 3

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I & Preaching Lab II 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 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
September 9 - December 9

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
Rev. Damein Schitter
Wednesday 2:01 PM - 4:01 PM
August 28 - December 4

Missions - 2.00 Hours

Scheduled to meet on two weekends as follows: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (3 pm to 9 pm) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8 am to 5 pm) & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (3 pm to 9 pm) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (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 27 - September 28

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 10:01 AM - 12:01 PM
September 3 - December 3

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 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 28 - December 4

Worship - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 14-17: 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 14 - October 17

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 - 12:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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 6 - September 7

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 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 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
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
September 3 - December 3

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 - 12:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

IPTS for HYBRID MDIV STUDENTS: Registration is limited to students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Class meeting dates are October 14-18 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm). This course introduces students to the biblical, theological, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.

02ST5100/02
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 14 - October 18

Systematic Theol Studies for Couns - 3.00 Hours

OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS IN THE MAC DEGREE PROGRAM -- This course introduces Christian doctrine and addresses its implications for the practice of soul care. In introducing Christian doctrine, students will gain familiarity with and competence in thinking exegetically, historically, and synthetically about the rule of faith and rule of love. In considering the ways in which Christian doctrine shapes the practice of soul care, students will grasp the canonical, hermeneutical, and contextual facets of therapeutic practice.

02ST511/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 3 - December 3

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 2:01 PM - 5:01 PM
August 28 - December 4

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. Eric Johnson
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
December 10 - December 13

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 3:01 PM - 5:01 PM
September 9 - December 9

Substance Abuse and Addictions - 3.00 Hours

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.

02PSY5260/01
Ms. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 6 - January 10

Research & Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. 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.

02PSY546/01
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 6 - January 10

Puritan Theology - 2.00 Hours

While the late 16th and 17th century English Puritans included able theologians, in the main they are remembered for their “Practical Divinity.” This course will trace the story behind the remarkable “Puritan Brotherhood” and explore a number of key figures and a selection of materials from their work.

02HT6300/01
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 6 - January 9

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.

02OT5100/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 6 - January 24

Psychodiagnostics - 2.00 Hours

CLASS MEETINGS: MON-WED, JAN 13-JAN 29 (1pm - 4:15pm); NO CLASS ON MON, JANUARY 20th. This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, concepts, and methods for organizing client diagnostic material that will be useful in case conceptualization, treatment planning, the development of measurable treatment outcomes and lethality assessment. Students will gain experience in psychodiagnosis of common client behaviors such as mood disorders, trauma, and relationship dysfunction.

02PSY5110/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
MonWed 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
January 13 - January 29

The Gospel and Race - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. An introductory exploration of the intersection between the Gospel and racial issues. Attention will be paid to biblical-theological material, the history of race relations especially in the United States, and sociological data. Students will seek to work through these issues toward practical steps for ministry application in their local ministry contexts.

02HT6205/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

ST: Ecclesiology & Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

02ST5250/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)

02PT5125/01
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)

02PT5125/02
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT5100, 2 hrs)

02PT5125/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 13 - January 17

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. A continuation of Communication I. Prerequisites are Communication I, Preaching Lab-A & Preaching Lab-B. 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 13 - January 17

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. 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 13 - January 15

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2nd. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of December 2nd. 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 15 - January 17

D.Min Courses

Christ-centered Worship - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15. This course addresses Christian worship principles for pastors with an emphasis on preparing church leaders to develop structures and styles of worship that reflect the unchanging truths of the Gospel within particular and varied cultural contexts. We will emphasize the ways in which the grace that pervades Scripture and culminates in Christ affects the integration of worship and mission in the local church.

D.Min.

02DM8410/01
Dr. Bryan Chapell
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 20 - January 24

Trinitarian Theology - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: Registration for this course will be open from November 1 – December 15. C. S. Lewis speaks in “Meditation in a Toolshed” of the difference between “looking at” something and “looking along” something. The triune God is one worthy of “looking at” in contemplation and study, meditation and prayer. And the God of the Gospel is the only one for whom “looking along” can cast light on all other things. We need to explore and contemplate who God is, and we need to ask what a Trinitarian view of x, y, and z really means. In this course then we will consider ways in which looking at the triune God and looking along the triune God can faithfully and fruitfully be pursued, mindful of classical and contemporary approaches. We will examine key elements of the doctrine of God in their biblical, historical, and theological complexity, seeking not only to contemplate God more fully but to ask how they shape the active lives of Christians in a variety of ways.

D.Min.

02DM8320/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 27 - January 31

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
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 29 - July 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.

02ST5300/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 6 - July 10

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. 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. Josh Bruce
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Theology of John Calvin - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. This course is devoted to the life and theology of John Calvin. Class presentations and discussions focus on his Institutes of the Christian Religion and his commentaries. Attention is given to the relevance of Calvin's theological insights for the church today.

02HT6320/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Poets - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the Psalms and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

02OT5300/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. 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 13 - July 17

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

NOTE: This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. Prerequisite: 02PT5125 (Preaching Lab-A or Preaching Lab I) Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all preaching labs.

02PT5175/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

NOTE: This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. Prerequisite: 02PT5125 (Preaching Lab-A or Preaching Lab I) Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all preaching labs.

02PT5175/02
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

NOTE: This preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Hybrid MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. Prerequisite: 02PT5125 (Preaching Lab-A or Preaching Lab I) Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all preaching labs.

02PT5175/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1st. 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 1st. 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. Liam Goligher
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 13 - July 17

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 20 - July 24

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 3 - August 21

D.Min Courses

Preaching from the General Epistles - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE OPEN FROM APRIL 1st to MAY 15th. The General Epistles (James–Jude) contain some of the most neglected books in the New Testament. Yet these epistles have a contemporary word for the church today. The purpose of this class is to equip you to grasp the message of these epistles more fully, with an eye to contemporary application. We will thus consider both exegetical and practical issues arising from these texts.

D.Min.

02DM8275/01
Dr. Brandon Douglas Crowe
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 20 - July 24

Reformation Readings - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE OPEN FROM APRIL 1st to MAY 15th. This course focuses on key primary source readings in the Protestant Reformation (1517-65) from the Reformers, Anabaptists, and Roman Catholics. These readings will give students a first-hand knowledge of the texts that sparked and shaped Reformed theology. The course is a seminar format.

D.Min.

02DM8340/01
Dr. John V. Fesko
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 27 - July 31