History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

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

HT5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Rufus Burton
7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

This course will cover traditional hermeneutical issues, including the relationship between the OT and the NT, the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

ON5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Thomas Keene
6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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.
THIS COURSE IS A REMOTE LIVE COURSE AND WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE OVER ZOOM. TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME. No class the week of June 10.

OT5150-W1 - Remote Live
Dr. Peter Lee
6/3/2024 - 6/28/2024

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 6/3/2024 - 6/7/2024 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 6/17/2024 - 6/28/2024 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

OT5300-W1 - Residential
Dr. Peter Lee
6/10/2024 - 6/13/2024

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

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the theological framework and basic skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible within the context of the church’s ministry (both formal and informal).

PT5100-W1 - Residential
Rev. James Forsyth
6/19/2024 - 6/22/2024

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

FLEX RESIDENTIAL SECTION
Building upon PT5100, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.
Students taking this version of the course are expected to attend at least 51% of the course in person and the remainder live-online streaming. There are additional assignments to accommodate the online components of the class (see syllabus). Counts towards Washington residency requirements.

PT5125-W2 - Flex
Dr. Paul Jeon
8/5/2024 - 8/8/2024

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

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

PT5125-W1 - Residential
Dr. Paul Jeon
8/5/2024 - 8/8/2024

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

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

SYNC SECTION
Building upon PT5100, students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other nonministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.
THIS COURSE WILL MEET ONLINE OVER ZOOM.

PT5125-W3 - Sync - Local
Dr. Paul Jeon
8/5/2024 - 8/8/2024

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

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.

PT5200-W1 - Residential
Dr. Randy Newman
6/10/2024 - 6/13/2024

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

Worship - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the biblical foundations for worship. This course will emphasize that gathered worship is legitimate, necessary, important, and should be conducted biblically in both form and content. In addition, the course will address the liturgical use of creeds, matters of music, congregational singing, contextualization, and “worship styles.” The goal is to prepare students to be biblical worshippers, to help others be biblical worshippers, and to be effective leaders in worship.

PT5300-W1 - Residential
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

PT5350-W1 - Residential
Dr. William Clark
6/3/2024 - 6/7/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Abraham Kuyper's Public Theology - 1.00 Hours

This reading seminar will focus on Abraham Kuyper’s writings on public theology and it’s relevance for ministry.
The credit for this course counts toward the Theology and Public Life certificate.
Note that the course meeting on July 30 is only from 7-8pm.

PT6519-W1 - Residential
Dr. Vincent Bacote
7/30/2024 - 8/1/2024

Tuesday | 7/30/2024 - 7/30/2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Thursday | 7/31/2024 - 8/1/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christian Thought and Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

ST5400-W1 - Residential
Dr. Gray Sutanto
5/28/2024 - 6/1/2024

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

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

HT5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Rufus Burton
9/3/2024 - 12/10/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday | 10/21/2024 - 12/10/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Theological Dutch I - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus on reading theological Dutch.

HT6105-W1 - Residential
Dr. Michael Douma
9/4/2024 - 12/11/2024

Wednesday | 9/4/2024 - 10/9/2024 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday | 10/23/2024 - 12/11/2024 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Theological Dutch I - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus on reading theological Dutch.

All classes will be held live on Zoom.

HT6105-W2 - Sync - Institutional
Dr. Michael Douma
9/4/2024 - 12/11/2024

Wednesday | 9/4/2024 - 10/9/2024 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday | 10/23/2024 - 12/11/2024 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Paul Jeon
9/4/2024 - 12/2/2024

Monday, Wednesday | 9/4/2024 - 10/19/2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Monday, Wednesday | 10/21/2024 - 12/2/2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer’s literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today’s church and world.

NT5200-W1 - Residential
Dr. Thomas Keene
9/4/2024 - 12/11/2024

Wednesday | 9/4/2024 - 10/9/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday | 10/23/2024 - 12/11/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

NT5350-W1 - Residential
Dr. Thomas Keene
9/5/2024 - 12/19/2024

Thursday | 9/5/2024 - 10/10/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday | 10/24/2024 - 12/19/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Readings from the NT World - 1.00 Hours

This class will explore the world within which the New Testament was written by reading primary sources from 200 B.C. through 200 A.D. Examples of such sources include I & II Maccabees, the works of Josephus, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This course will study Josephus.

NT6515-W1 - Residential
Dr. Thomas Keene
9/4/2024 - 12/11/2024

Wednesday | 9/4/2024 - 10/9/2024 | 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday | 10/23/2024 - 12/11/2024 | 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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.

OT5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Peter Lee
9/3/2024 - 12/3/2024

Tuesday, Thursday | 9/3/2024 - 10/10/2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday, Thursday | 10/21/2024 - 12/3/2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Genesis - Deuteronomy - 3.00 Hours

This course takes an expository approach to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise, and fulfillment of the promises. This portion of the biblical revelation covers the period from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the second giving of the Law.

OT5200-W1 - Residential
Dr. Peter Lee
9/9/2024 - 12/16/2024

Monday | 9/9/2024 - 10/7/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday | 10/21/2024 - 12/16/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

OT5300-W1 - Residential
Dr. Peter Lee
9/5/2024 - 11/14/2024

Thursday | 9/5/2024 - 10/10/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday | 10/24/2024 - 11/14/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the theological framework and basic skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible within the context of the church’s ministry (both formal and informal).

PT5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Paul Jeon
9/3/2024 - 12/10/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday | 10/22/2024 - 12/10/2024 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

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

PT5125-W1 - Residential
Rev. Joel St. Clair
9/3/2024 - 12/10/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday | 10/22/2024 - 12/10/2024 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

A study of leadership philosophy, principles, catechesis, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in developing a culture of discipleship to fulfill the church’s mission in its life and witness. A variety of leadership, discipleship, Christian education, and philosophy of ministry topics will be discussed.

PT5275-W1 - Residential
Mike Park
9/3/2024 - 11/12/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday | 10/22/2024 - 11/12/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

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

This course will meet on the following two Saturdays - October 5 & 26.

PT5325-W1 - Residential
Dr. David Silvernail
10/5/2024 - 10/26/2024

Saturday | 10/5/2024 - 10/5/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday | 10/26/2024 - 10/26/2024 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Classics of Personal Devotions - 1.00 Hours

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

PT5400-W1 - Residential
Dr. Scott Redd
9/5/2024 - 12/19/2024

Thursday | 9/5/2024 - 10/10/2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday | 10/24/2024 - 12/19/2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MDiv Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.
Initial meeting will be held on Monday, September 9. Subsequent dates and times will be determined by Dr. Lee based on number of registrants.

PT5905-W1 - Residential
9/9/2024 - 9/9/2024

Monday | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Theological Research and Writing - 1.00 Hours

This 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.

PT6115-W1 - Residential
Ms. Stephanie DiMaria
9/9/2024 - 12/16/2024

Monday | 9/9/2024 - 10/7/2024 | 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Monday | 10/21/2024 - 12/16/2024 | 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Bioethics: Biblical Principles &Ministry Applications - 1.00 Hours

Combating challenges to the admonition to protect human life created in the image of God requires a grounding in theological anthropology as well as familiarity with beginning- and end-of-life issues. This course will cover theological principles and relevant scientific and medical background to equip ministry leaders and Christians in other callings.

PT6513-W1 - Residential
Dr. Allen Roberts
Dr. Paige Cunningham
9/19/2024 - 9/21/2024

Thursday, Friday | 9/19/2024 - 9/20/2024 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday | 9/21/2024 - 9/21/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Effective Compassion - 1.00 Hours

This class will explore how to integrate compassion with public policy. The biblical admonition to care for our neighbors in need is clear. But how should we help? How can we ensure that our compassion for those in poverty is also effective in addressing their needs as human beings made in the image of God? In addition to reflecting on our personal efforts and church-based mercy ministries, how should Christians think about public policy related to poverty?

PT6516-W1 - Residential
Mr. Sicks Sicks
Mrs. Jennifer Patterson
11/14/2024 - 11/16/2024

Thursday, Friday | 11/14/2024 - 11/15/2024 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday | 11/16/2024 - 11/16/2024 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5100-W1 - Residential
Dr. Scott Redd
8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

FLEX RESIDENTIAL SECTION
This course introduces students to biblical, theological, creedal, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.
Students taking this version of the course are expected to attend at least 51% of the course in person and the remainder live-online streaming. There are additional assignments to accommodate the online components of the class (see syllabus). Counts towards Washington residency requirements

ST5100-W2 - Flex
Dr. Scott Redd
8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

ST: Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5150-W1 - Residential
Dr. Gray Sutanto
9/3/2024 - 12/10/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday | 10/22/2024 - 12/10/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ST: Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

ST5200-W1 - Residential
Dr. Scott Swain
10/16/2024 - 10/20/2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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, hermeneutics, and the role of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

ST5300-W1 - Residential
Dr. Peter Lee
Dr. Thomas Keene
9/3/2024 - 12/10/2024

Tuesday | 9/3/2024 - 10/8/2024 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday | 10/22/2024 - 12/10/2024 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Christian Thought and Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

ST5400-W1 - Residential
Dr. Gray Sutanto
9/9/2024 - 12/16/2024

Monday | 9/9/2024 - 10/7/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday | 10/21/2024 - 12/16/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Christ, Culture & Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

This course will explore a biblical theology of culture from a Reformed perspective, evaluate different models for Christian cultural engagement, and develop a biblical perspective on the principles and practice of contextualization. Attention will be given to the application of cultural analysis and contextualization in church ministry.

ST5600-W1 - Residential
Dr. Gray Sutanto
Mike Park
Dr. Irwyn Ince
9/9/2024 - 11/18/2024

Monday | 9/9/2024 - 10/17/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday | 10/21/2024 - 11/18/2024 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anglican Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course surveys the development of the Reformed Theological Tradition in the Church of England from Thomas Cranmer to the Present and compares and contrasts this stream with the various other English theological traditions. It introduces students to the classic works of the major theologians throughout the period and explores the theology behind and historical reception of the Thirty-Nine articles.

ST6360-W1 - Residential
Dr. John Frederick
9/5/2024 - 11/14/2024

Thursday | 9/5/2024 - 10/10/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday | 10/24/2024 - 11/14/2024 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM