Upcoming Classes

Orlando

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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. Michael Allen
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

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.

02HT508/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

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.

02MS508/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 6 - December 6

Missions - 3.00 Hours

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.

02MS518/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

02NT504/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

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

02NT508/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

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.

02NT522/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Text and Canon I - 2.00 Hours

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. PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (2NT506)

02NT716/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Hebrew Exegesis (Traditional Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504A): 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.

02OT506A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
TuesThurs 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Hebrew Exegesis (Electronic Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of 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.

02OT506B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Judges to Esther - 2.00 Hours

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.

02OT510/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

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
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

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, Fourth 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.

02PSY519/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Professional, Ethical & Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. CLASS MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING 7 FRIDAYS DURING THE SEMESTER: SEPT 9 & 16, OCT 7 [Cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew], 14 & 28, NOV 4, 11 & 18 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. Larry Shyers
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 9 - November 18

Theory & Practice of Couns/Psychotherapy - 3.00 Hours

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

02PSY560/01
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Intro to Marriage & Family Therapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

02PSY568/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

Psychology in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course will explore psychotherapeutic issues in light of the Christian story revealed in the Old and New Testaments. The effort will be to help students connect the individual/human story to God's Story, and to build a storied approach to Scripture into the student's world view.

02PSY630/01
Dr. Eric Johnson
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 15 - December 16

Clinical Internship - 2.00 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) or for two hours (2PSY6542), 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 tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/01
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Clinical Internship - 2.00 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) or for two hours (2PSY6542), 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 tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/02
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

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.

02PT516/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication I (2PT508). Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community.

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 6 - December 6

Worship - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 17-21 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 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.

02PT526/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Dr. William Wymond
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
October 17 - October 21

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

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
Dr. Kevin Collins
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 6 - December 8

Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 Hours

This is a two hour 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.

02PT703/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
September 6 - December 6

A Life & Ministry of Prayer - 2.00 Hours

One of the glaring weaknesses of the Western church is its powerlessness and prayerlessness. At the same time, survey after survey shows that people are interested in prayer but lack practical instruction. This class will focus on the basics of developing a praying church. It will not only focus on the importance of prayer, but on prayer related topics, readings, skills and disciplines. And yes, we will spend time praying in class.

02PT704/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
September 15 - December 8

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition.

02ST502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

ST I:Scripture/Theology/Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This survey of theology emphasizes the practical application of the doctrines of Scripture, Theology proper, and Anthropology to the ministry of the gospel in contemporary culture.

02ST508/01
Dr. John M. Frame
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

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 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 31 - December 7

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

02ST530/01
Dr. John M. Frame
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

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
Mr. John R. Muether
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Contemporary Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course offers in-depth analysis of significant works in contemporary theology. Students will gain experience in engaging primary sources in modern theology capably as well as familiarity with broader trends, texts, movements, cultural issues, and pastoral concerns that have shaped theology in recent times.

02ST720/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

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 9 - January 27

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 9 - January 27

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
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 9 - January 13

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/01
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 9 - February 3

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/02
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 9 - February 3

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
Mon to Thu 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 - January 12

EPC Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students will learn the biblical and theological foundations for Presbyterian polity and how they are applied through the confession, constitution, and policies of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church within the historical contexts of the Reformed tradition, American Presbyterianism, and the EPC's own history and distinctives.Subjects will include polity, discipline, EPC history, and current developments within the EPC. Course insructors will be Dr. Don Fortson, author of the official EPC history and Professor of Church History (RTS Charlotte), Rev. Mike Glodo, immediate past EPC Stated Clerk and Associate Professor of Bibliical Studies (RTS Orlando), and Dr. Jeff Jeremiah, Stated Clerk of the EPC. This course is open to non-EPC as well as EPC students and will satisfy the MDiv course requirement regardless of one's denominational affiliation.

02PT520/EPC
Dr. Donald Fortson
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Thu 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 - January 12

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. A continuation of Communication I (02PT508). Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community.

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 12:01 PM - 12:59 PM
January 16 - January 16

Missions - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. 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.

02MS518/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 30th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start on December 1st. 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 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start on December 5th. 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. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start on December 5th. 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. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start on December 5th. 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)

02PT511/04
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Psychodiagnostics & Adv Therapy Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning.

02PSY503/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 17 - January 25

The Gospel and Race - 2.00 Hours

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.

02HT623/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

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

02ST501/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

Sexuality and Sex Therapy - 3.00 Hours

An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

02PSY573/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 30 - February 3




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Empowering Church Leaders in Soul Care - 3.00 Hours

Often, the most exhausting, time consuming, and mysterious aspect of a church leader’s ministry is counseling or soul care. This course will provide a framework for understanding people, problems, and an incarnational model for helping people find true hope and healing by honestly struggling with sin through the power of the Gospel. Topics addressed will include addictions, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The class will utilize lecture and small group formats, including skills practice in supervised triad groups and with a volunteer client.

02DM842/01
Dr. James Coffield
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 30 - February 3

The Sacraments and the Christian Life - 3.00 Hours

One with Christ: The Sacraments and the Christian Life The riches of Christ are our life. Of the Lord's Supper, Calvin wrote, "All, like hungry men, should flock to such a bounteous repast." Yet, too often, division in the Church weakens the ministry of Christ's ordinances. Returning to Reformation theology, through lecture and student presentations, we will study both the administration and the delight of the Sacraments. The professor's tradition is Presbyterian, but students will be free to develop projects within their own tradition.

02DM850/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

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.

02CE514/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

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
Dr. Ryan M. Reeves
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

Reformation Readings of Paul - 2.00 Hours

This course offers in-depth analysis of reformational readings of Paul, realizing that underneath the Lutheran, Reformed, and Anglican reformations was a concern to be faithful to Paul’s teachings freshly reinterpreted. Students will gain experience in engaging primary sources in the history of biblical interpretation capably as well as familiarity with broader trends, texts, movements, cultural issues, and pastoral concerns that shaped reformational theology.

02HT624/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Church Growth & Renewal - 3.00 Hours

This course lays the groundwork for participation in establishing new churches and helping existing churches grow. Biblical and theological perspectives are examined, along with appropriate knowledge from the social sciences and practical experience.

02MS703/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

New Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

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

02NT501/01
Dr. Reggie M. Kidd
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

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
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

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
TBA 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

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 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

Septuagint Readings - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Greek I and Greek II (NT502 & NT504); Hebrew preferable but not required In this course we will read and exegete primary sources from the Greek OT (Septuagint), with special attention on the Pentateuch, Psalms, Isaiah, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets. We will study Septuagintal syntax and linguistics, the translators' handling and interpretation of their Hebrew sources, and the NT authors' interaction with the Greek OT. The goal of the course is to sharpen one's handling of Greek (and Hebrew) and grow in one's ability to understand and apply how the NT authors and their predecessors approached Israel's covenant Scriptures.

02ON606/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
February 14 - May 16

Old Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Survey is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

02OT501/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Hebrew II (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

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

02OT504A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 16

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 8 - May 16

Genesis to Joshua - 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 Israel in the Promised Land.

02OT508/01
To Be Announced
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

02OT512/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

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
To Be Announced
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:55 PM
February 14 - May 16

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
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Couples Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course examines the nature and proper functioning of marriage, gender issues in couple relationships, and common couple patterns and problems. Approaches to pre- and re-marital and marital counseling are examined. Assessment and treatment strategies in clinical work with couples are addressed.

02PSY570/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course examines the growing profession of community counseling with a focus on (1) the study of current trends and topics in community counseling, (2) the practice of specific techniques and interventions, and (3) the application of the techniques in community settings. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding the challenges of counseling in various community settings and the application of specific interventions in these settings.

02PSY576/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

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
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
February 9 - May 11

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 8 - May 16

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 8 - May 10

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

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

02PT524/A
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

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

02PT524/B
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Theology of Ministry II - 2.00 Hours

This course continues the themes of the worship course and introduces the student to general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, and typical problem areas and possible pitfalls for pastors.

02PT530/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 11

Preaching Lab III - 1.00 Hours

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

02PT532/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 14 - May 16

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
Dr. Kevin Collins
Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Thursday 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - May 11

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. John M. Frame
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 11

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. Michael Allen
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 14 - May 16

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

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. Michael Allen
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 11

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 27 - MARCH 31 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 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. Ligon Duncan
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 27 - March 31

Doctrine of the Trinity - 2.00 Hours

Trinitarian faith is vital to the life and health of the church. In this course we will explore the biblical/theological foundations, historical development, and contemporary approaches to the doctrine of the Trinity. After surveying the twentieth century trinitarian revival, we will carefully trace the historical development of trinitarian doctrine from the second through fifth centuries and then move to developments in the Reformation. We will also explore recent attempts to relate trinitarian doctrine to the church (its worship, identity and mission), salvation, Christian living, religious pluralism and Islam.

02ST610/01
Dr. Keith E. Johnson
Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

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