Upcoming Classes

Orlando

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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 and 2PSY6543) or for two hours (2PSY6542 and 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 tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6541/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 4 - August 24

Old Testament Theology - 2.00 Hours

Old Testament theology examines the historical progress of God’s revelation in the Old Testament, with a major focus on the Pentateuch. The course will survey the unifying theme of dwelling with God, and endeavors to provide the panoramic scriptural context of God’s purpose for creation and humanity, as it is worked out in Old Testament’s cult and history, so that the biblical story informs one’s understanding (and teaching/preaching) of the various parts, subsidiary themes, and doctrines within it.

02OT719/01
Dr. L. Michael Morales
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 25 - June 29

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. Jonathan T. Pennington
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 9 - July 14

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 (7/11), MON & WED (7/16 & 7/18), MON (7/23), MON & TUES (7/30 & 7/31), MON & WED (8/13 & 8/15), MON & TUES (8/20 & 8/21) Training in basic counseling and interviewing skills. Stress is placed on skills related to empathy, respect, and concreteness. Lecture, video and rehearsal of various counseling techniques and interventions help students develop knowledge of and facility in fundamental skills needed to conduct therapy. Students learn how their individual characteristics and behaviors influence the systematically interactive counseling process.

02PSY502/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 11 - August 21

Group Theories and Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. Dates: 7/12-13, 7/19-20, 7/26-27, 8/2-3, 8/16-17 Thursdays (1pm-4pm) and Fridays (8am-12pm) 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
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 12 - July 13

Genesis to Joshua - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Reading Hebrew Poetry - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITE: Hebrew II. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the online campus dates. Course activities start the week of June 4. Students will study the theory of Hebrew poetry, by reading selected writings on the subject, and will gain experience in reading and interpreting poetry, by reading and analyzing texts selected portions from the book of Psalms.

02OT602/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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. Liam Goligher
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/02
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 23 - July 27

Research & Program Evaluation - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course provides an introduction to research design and statistical methodologies. The process of conducting psychological research is covered with attention given to appropriate application to professional practice, and to helping students become informed consumers of research.

02PSY546/01
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 30 - August 3

Assessment and Testing - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. 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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 6 - August 10

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 6 - August 24




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Church Growth & Renewal - 3.00 Hours

A survey of church growth and renewal dynamics from a biblical, theological, historical, and cultural perspective. Topics include church growth and renewal principles, typologies, and methodologies, with attention to the roles of prayer, worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and evangelism in church growth and renewal.

02DM804/01
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching from the Gospels - 3.00 Hours

This course will include an overview of the content and theological emphases of each Gospel, various hermeneutical issues related to interpreting and preaching the Gospels, and strategies for preaching through a Gospel.

02DM878/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 23 - July 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 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 29 - December 5

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 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

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 29 - December 5

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
Rev. Damein Schitter
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 29 - December 5

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. Burk H. Parsons
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - 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
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

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. Gregory R. Lanier
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Monday 10:00 AM - 2:55 PM
September 10 - December 10

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
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

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
September 4 - December 4

Text and Canon - 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 (02NT506)

02NT716/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 4 - December 4

Septuagint Readings - 2.00 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
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 29 - December 10

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
August 30 - December 6

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 29 - December 10

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
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 4 - December 4

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
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

Akkadian - 2.00 Hours

The course is a basic study of Akkadian, which is a Semitic language. Students will also be introduced to the cuneiform script. Throughout the course, various primary sources will be consulted. This presents an opportunity for the student to learn one of the important languages from the ancient Near East and will provide necessary tools for comparative interpretation of the Hebrew and Aramaic portions of the Bible.

02OT533/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 30 - December 6

OT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 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 Studies for Counseling is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

02OT601/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference, (2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding people and providing counseling services.

02PSY510/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 10 - December 10

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
August 30 - December 6

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 - 4:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Neuroscience-Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

COURSE DATES/TIMES: SEPT 14-15 (FRI,8am-4pm & SAT, 8am-11:30am) SEPT 28-29 (FRI,8am-4pm & SAT, 8am-11:30am) NOV 9 (FRI, 8am-3:30pm)

02PSY575/01
Dr. James Hurley
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
September 14 - November 9

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. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 29 - December 10

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 29 - December 5

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 4 - December 4

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
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
September 10 - December 10

Worship - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 15-19 (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. Geoff Ziegler
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
October 15 - October 19

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
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 4 - December 4

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
August 29 - December 5

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 4 - December 4

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 29 - December 5

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

Registration for this course is limited to students admitted to the MAC degree program. It will meet December 13th, 14th, 17th & 18th (8:30 am - 4:00 pm).

02ST510/01
Dr. Eric Johnson
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
December 13 - December 18

ST:Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

02ST515/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 4 - December 4

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
Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 7 - September 8

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. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 10 - December 10

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

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

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

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
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 7 - January 10

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

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

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




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

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

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

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

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 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
February 6 - May 14

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

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 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

Topics in Ancient Near East Studies - 1.00 Hours

In this course, students will be introduced to the ancient Near East through texts and artifacts considered in their historical context. These texts include Gilgamesh, Code of Hammurabi, Enuma Elish, and flood narratives. The course will also consider social historical topics such as slavery, imprisonment, and kingship in the ANE. Through this course, students will gain a greater understanding of the cultures surrounding ancient Israel.

02OT720/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Practicum - 3.00 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 6 - May 14

Practicum - 3.00 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. 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

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.) 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. 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

Abuse and the Church - 1.00 Hours

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




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

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

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

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