Substance Abuse and Addictions - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. 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.

02PSY592/01
Ms. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 7 - January 11

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541, 2PSY6543) or for two hours (2PSY6542, 2PSY6544), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video recording or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6543/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 7 - February 1

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541, 2PSY6543) or for two hours (2PSY6542, 2PSY6544), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video recording or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6543/02
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 7 - February 1

Preaching from the Pentateuch - 3.00 Hours

Preaching the Pentateuch 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 narrative texts that appear to be so strange and esoteric. Indeed, how do such passages as the leprosy laws and the food laws apply to the church of Jesus Christ? 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. Skepticism regarding the reliability and authority of the OT dominate the field of study. As Ralph Davis has pointed out, these scholars have “managed to make Old Testament studies mostly boring, lifeless, and dull.” 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. In this way, OT narrative is almost shunned and put to the side as not as relevant as the NT. Finally, one of the greatest parts of the problem is the reality that many pastors simply do not know how to preach the OT. Often there is simply moralizing (e.g., who is the Goliath in your life?) or spring-boarding (using the text to jump into some theological point that can be generally applied). Thus, in the church today there seems to be a general malaise or stupor when it comes to preaching the OT. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul makes the following statement: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Paul, of course, is here speaking of the OT scriptures, and he sees the vital and crucial part that they are to play in the life of the Christian and the church. We need to take this to heart. The OT is part of God’s holy, inerrant, authoritative word. In this course, we will focus on the means and methods of preaching texts from the Pentateuch. These texts can be most challenging and difficult to interpret and to preach, but it can also provide wonderful, in-depth teaching and theology when appropriately understood.

02DM886/01
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 7 - January 11

Hebrew I (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Traditional" track is designed for a smaller group of RTS students who are headed for graduate studies or who are highly motivated to learn Hebrew in depth. In Hebrew I you will study the first 20 grammar lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew. In Hebrew II you will study the remaining 20 lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew.

02OT502A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 7 - January 25

Hebrew I (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Electronic" track is designed for the majority of RTS M.Div. and M.A. Biblical Studies students, who are headed for pastoral ministry or want a basic knowledge of Hebrew to aid them in the study of the Old Testament. In Hebrew 1 you will study 10 grammar lessons and 10 computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. In Hebrew 2 you will study 10 more grammar lessons and 10 more computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. You will need a copy of Logos for the first day of class. This track is open enrollment. (Note: The "Electronic" track may not equip you for an ordination exam in some denominations.)

02OT502B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 7 - January 25

Personhood, Sexuality, Identity Politics - 2.00 Hours

This class will look at the rise of modern notions of personhood with specific reference to broader cultural concerns, matters of sexuality and the rising politics of sexual identity.

02ST721/01
Dr. Carl R. Trueman
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 7 - January 10

Psychodiagnostics - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: January 14-17 & January 28-31 (Mon/Tues: 1pm-4:30pm, Wed/Thurs: 1pm-4pm) 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.

02PSY504/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - January 31

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

02ST517/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

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

02ST526/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TueWedThur 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Reformed Pastoral Theology - 3.00 Hours

Throughout the centuries, from Calvin through the Puritans, Jonathan Edwards, and other theologians, reformed theology has characteristically been forged both for and often within the context of pastoral ministry. This course will focus on the work of gospel ministry governed by the three terms in the course title on the presupposition that the better a theologian a pastor is the greater his potential to be a better pastor and preacher. With that goal in view, the course will explore several biblical doctrines that have played a special role in the outworking of reformed theology in the context of pastoral ministry.

02DM862/01
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. A study of Acts and Paul's Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

02NT516/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/01
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/02
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. 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 emphasized.

02PT520/01
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 14 - January 16

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. A continuation of Communication I (02PT508). 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., weddings, funerals).

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 3rd. 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 3rd. 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.

02HT508/01
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 16 - January 18

Systematic Theology Survey for MAC - 4.00 Hours

This survey course is open only to students who have been admitted to the MA in Counseling degree program at RTS Orlando and will meet as follows: December 12, January 7, January 14, January 18 and January 21 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day)

02ST501/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Not App 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
December 12 - January 21

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of 02HT502 concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

02HT504/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT506/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

Acts & Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

A study of Acts and the thirteen letters of Paul that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the needs of the churches.

02NT518/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 6 - May 14

NT 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 New Testament. In this course, the New Testament will be approached from a canonical, covenantal, and redemptive-historical 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 with special attention to the role of the New Testament in Christian counseling.

02NT601/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
February 6 - May 8

Text and Canon II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (#02NT506) + Text and Canon (#02NT716) A study of the text and canon of scripture, focusing critically on seminal writings from antiquity and on contemporary research. The course will consist of readings, discussions, some lectures, and student presentations of research.

02NT720/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I-III, Greek I-II, Greek Exegesis, and Hermeneutics This course is the culmination of the language courses and hermeneutics and focuses on the writing of Hebrew and Greek exegesis papers.

02ON504/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
February 7 - May 9

Hebrew II (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Tradtional Track, 02OT502A).

02OT504A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
TuesThurs 9:30 AM - 10:55 AM
February 7 - May 14

Hebrew II (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Electronic Track, 02OT502B).

02OT504B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 6 - May 14

Poets - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the nature of Hebrew poetry and to literary, historical, and theological analysis of Psalms (and Lamentations), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, and the Song of Songs. In this course you will not only learn about interpreting the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, you will also learn how to interpret these books through guided, hands-on exercises.

02OT512/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the following themes: day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

02OT516/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Akkadian II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Akkadian I (02OT533, 2 hrs)

02OT534/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 11 - May 13

Professional, Ethical and Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. CLASS MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS (2pm-6pm) and SATURDAYS (8:30am-3pm): JAN 18-19, JAN 25-26, FEB 22-23 & APRIL 5-6 This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

02PSY551/01
Dr. Javier Sierra
Friday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
January 18 - April 6

Couples and Family Counseling 1 - 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.

02PSY552/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

Couples and Family Counseling 2 - 3.00 Hours

This course provides a broad understanding of conceptualizations, intervention techniques, and skills used in couples counseling. Attention will be given to diverse issues and concerns addressed by couples counseling.

02PSY553/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 11 - May 13

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
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Psychology in Relation to Theology II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. The purpose of this course is to expose students to traditional approaches to integrating psychology and theology. The legitimacy of the integration process will be addressed, and students will examine psychological, scientific, biblical, and theological issues associated with the integration. Students will evaluate several integrative models of Christian counseling, and begin to formulate their own ideas about integration.

02PSY632/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to MAC program and PSY502, PSY519, PSY560, PSY571 Corequisite: PSY504, PSY551 Practicum begins the MAC clinical course 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. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. Students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term, of which 40 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

02PSY650/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 6 - May 14

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to MAC program and PSY502, PSY519, PSY560, PSY571 Corequisite: PSY504, PSY551 Practicum begins the MAC clinical course 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. These experiences provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. Students must complete supervised counseling experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a full academic term, of which 40 clock hours must be direct face-to-face counseling.

02PSY650/02
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 6 - May 14

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 6 - May 14

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/02
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 6 - May 14

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addresses total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 6 - May 14

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

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 emphasized.

02PT520/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
February 15 - February 16

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (2PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/A
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 6 - May 8

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (2PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/B
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 6 - May 8

Theology of Ministry II - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 18 - 22, 2019 (Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) The historical development of pastoral theology and biblical principles of leadership are examined. The ordinary means of grace, strategic planning, and budgeting are discussed.

02PT530/01
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 18 - March 22

Preaching Lab III - 1.00 Hours

Open only to M.Div. students in their final year.

02PT532/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 12 - May 14

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. 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.

02PT534/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

History of Philosophy/Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

A critical, historical survey of the development of the main schools of philosophy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. After a brief introduction to philosophical thinking, the course concentrates on philosophical movements from Heraclitus to contemporary existentialism. Each school of thought is evaluated from a distinctively Reformed perspective.

02ST504/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 11 - May 13

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

02ST517/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 11 - May 13

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

02ST519/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 6 - May 14

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 8-9, APRIL 5-6 & MAY 3-4 Fridays (3pm-9pm) and Saturdays (8am-5pm) 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.

02ST528/01
Dr. Mark Ian McDowell
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 8 - May 5

Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

02ST540/01
Dr. Keith E. Johnson
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 11 - May 13

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical, historical, and systematic theological 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 redemptive historical hermeneutics.

02ST601/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 6 - May 8

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.

02PSY6541/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
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.

02PSY6541/02
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
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 wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

02OT512/01
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.

02PT714/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Friday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 5 - July 6

Pauline Epistles - 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. 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. Note that 02NT520 does not include Romans.

02NT520/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

The New Covenant in the Old Testament - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Hebrew I and Hebrew II 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.

02OT721/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 addresses total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
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. An overview of current trends in counseling theory 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.

02PT516/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Theology of Ministry II - 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. The historical development of pastoral theology and biblical principles of leadership are examined. The ordinary means of grace, strategic planning, and budgeting are discussed.

02PT530/01
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
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).

02PT531/01
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).

02PT531/02
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).

02PT531/03
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Group Theories and 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.

02PSY571/01
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.

02PSY502/01
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
July 10 - August 19

Christian Spirituality - 3.00 Hours

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?

02DM843/01
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

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.

02HT502/01
Dr. Josh Bruce
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 15 - July 19

Preaching from the Psalms - 3.00 Hours

Preaching the Psalms is a course that combines hermeneutics and homiletics, as they apply in particular 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. Preaching the Psalms is taught on the hybrid model. You will have extensive work to do before the week of class – more than in a traditional DMin class. This work will be online over the six weeks leading up to the week of class and will constitute about one third of class time. Because of this pre-class work, seat time in the classroom will be reduced.

02DM874/01
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

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.

02PSY543/01
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.

02NT502/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 5 - August 23