Spring 2018 Classes



03CO741/01 - Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Jim Newheiser

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisite: CO516 Intro to Christian Counseling.

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03PT510/01 -Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Rev. Michael Dixon

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisite is PT508 Communication I.

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03PT524/01 - Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Mr. Blair Smith

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

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03PT510/02 - Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Rev. Joseph Rolison

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisite is PT508 Communication I.

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03PT524/02 - Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Rod Culbertson

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

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03CE514/01 - Educ Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Rod Culbertson

February 6 - May 15 | Monday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
A study of the pastor’s role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

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03CO735/01 - Typical Problems in Christian Counseling - 3.00Hours

Dr. Jim Newheiser

February 6 - May 15 | Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This course emphasizes the process of change for counselees in the context of specific topics in biblical counseling. Topics addressed include addictions, abuse, eating disorders, crisis situations, decision making, finances, self-injury, etc. Special attention will be given to the necessary qualities and qualifications for counselors as they seek to be God's agents for help.

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03CO737/01 - Marriage and Family Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Dr. Jim Newheiser

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This class is a general introduction to the Biblical foundations of marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors, ministry staff, and ministry leaders. Topics to be included in this study are: premarital counseling, infidelity, divorce and remarriage, sexual issues, and contemporary issues on sexuality.

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03CO744/01 - Crisis and Traumatic Stress Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Rev. Curtis Solomon

March 26 - March 30 | Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This course will focus on counseling issues related to crisis situations and traumatic events.

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03HT504/01 - History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

Dr. Donald Fortson

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

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03HT508/01 - Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

Dr. Rod Culbertson

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church 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.

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03MS508/01 - Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Rod Culbertson

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.

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03MS703/01 - Principles of Church Planting - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Tom Hawkes

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Church planters need the big picture of planting found in Scripture. This course grounds the planter in Gospel strategies and practical realities in planting healthy and reproducing churches from the first stages to particularization with an emphasis on the ordinary means of grace.

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03NT506/01 - Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Robert J. Cara

February 6 - May 15 | Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

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03NT520/01 - Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

Dr. Robert J. Cara

February 6 - May 15 | Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 3NT520 does not include Romans.

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03NT522/01 - Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

Dr. Michael Kruger

February 6 - May 15 | Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

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03NT522/01 - Greek & Hebrew Readings - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Michael Kruger
Dr. John Currid

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prerequisites: NT502, NT504, OT502, OT504. This is an intensive reading course that seeks to expand the language skills developed in Greek 1 & 2 and Hebrew Intro and Intermediate Hebrew. Special consideration will be given to the linguistic, grammatical and syntactical constructions of a particular New Testament and/or Old Testament passage.

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03NT522/01 - Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

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03OT510/01 -  Judges - Esther - 2.00 Hours

Dr. John Currid

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

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03OT512/01 -  Poets - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

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03PT518/01 -  Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

Rev. Kevin L DeYoung

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A study of general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, typical problem areas, and possible pitfalls for pastors.

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03PT526/01 -  Worship - 3.00 Hours

Dr. Mantle Nance

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in this course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship.

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03ST504/01 -  History of Philosophy/Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

Dr. James Anderson

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

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03ST513/01 -  Jesus: God and Man - 2.00 Hours

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
To know Jesus who is called Christ in the knowledge of faith is itself a requirement of faith. But who is Jesus? From information in the Gospels, to theological reflections in the epistles, to creedal formulations fought at the point of the sword, we confess that He is the Second Person of the Trinity, very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, who took human flesh and blood with all the essential properties (apart from sin). We affirm this: "So that two whole, perfect and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition or confusion."

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03ST517/01 -  ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

Mr. Blair Smith

February 6 - May 15 | Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

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03ST519/01 -  ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

Mr. Blair Smith

February 6 - May 15 | Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

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03ST540/01 -  Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

Dr. James Anderson

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.

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03ST601/01 -  Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

Mr. Blair Smith

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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.

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03ST628/01 -  Applied Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Dr. James Anderson

February 6 - May 15 | Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
This course will entail the practical application of apologetic strategies by critiquing major non-Christian world views such as atheism, postmodernism, Islam and Eastern religions. Aberrant theological views from within the Christian church will also be evaluated. This course is a purposeful continuation of the more theoretical Apologetics course (03ST530), however Apologetics (03ST530) is not a prerequisite.

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03PT534/01 -  Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Dr. Donald Fortson

February 6 - May 15 | Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 experience and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester. Prerequisite: PT536 Field Education Internship.

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