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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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - 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. Aaron Denlinger
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 3 - May 4

New Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

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

02NT501/01
Dr. Reggie M. Kidd
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 11 - May 5

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
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 10

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
Mr. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 9

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

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

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 5

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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

02ON504/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 10

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 8 - May 9

Hebrew II (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

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

02OT504A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
February 9 - May 10

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 9 - May 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
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 3 - May 4

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 3 - May 4

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

This course will meet MARCH 21st - 24th (Monday - Thursday, 8am-5pm) 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
Mon to Thu 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 21 - March 24

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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 3 - May 4

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 8 - May 9

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 3 - May 4

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 4 - May 5

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
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 3 - May 10

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 3 - May 10

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
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 10

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

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

02PT524/A
Mr. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 9 - May 10

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 3 - May 4

Preaching Lab III - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Communication I, Preaching Lab I, Preaching Lab II and Communication II Open only to M.Div. students in their final year.

02PT532/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 4 - May 5

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 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 9 - May 10

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
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 3 - May 4

Spiritual Formation - 3.00 Hours

An overview of the dynamics involved in developing mature character in the life of the Christian leader. The thesis is that a Christian leader leads from character before skill, with a Christ-like character being of the utmost importance.

02PT702/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 4 - May 5

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 3 - May 4

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 4 - May 5

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
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 9 - May 10

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. Scott R. Swain
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 3 - May 4

C.S. Lewis: His Life & Writings - 1.00 Hours

Lewis, the one-time atheist Oxford don, became one of the chief spokesmen for the Christian faith in the 20th century and one of the best-selling Christian authors of all time. Many are somewhat familiar with his imaginative works for children, but do not know the story of his life, have not read his other major writings, or reckoned with his impact as a kind of literary evangelist. This class will introduce you to his life, thought and some of his best books.

02ST620/01
Dr. Don Sweeting
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
February 4 - May 10

Doctrine of Sanctification - 2.00 Hours

A study of the doctrine of sanctification in its biblical, historical, and theological development.

02ST627/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 9

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
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 20 - June 24

Pauline Epistles - 2.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 30th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. An exposition of the epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul’s theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours. Note that 02NT520 does not include Romans.

02NT520/01
Mr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 30th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. 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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

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 MAY 30th. This course will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. Prerequisites: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr or former Preaching Lab I, 1 hr)

02PT531/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

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 MAY 30th. This course will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. Prerequisites: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr or former Preaching Lab I, 1 hr)

02PT531/02
To Be Announced
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

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 MAY 30th. This course will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. Prerequisites: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr or former Preaching Lab I, 1 hr)

02PT531/03
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

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 MAY 30th. This course will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. Prerequisites: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr or former Preaching Lab I, 1 hr)

02PT531/04
To Be Announced
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 30th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of May 30th. 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
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 12 - July 16

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

NOTE -- REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 27th. Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

02NT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

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. James Anderson
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 25 - July 28

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT502/01
Mr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 8 - August 26




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Covenant Theology and Ministry - 3.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical perspectives. Consideration is given to such issues as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for sacramental theology, and the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

02DM879/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
July 11 - July 15

Preaching the Book of Hebrews - 3.00 Hours

Hebrews remains relatively unfamiliar to many modern Christians and remarkablly understudied in the modern Reformed tradition, yet it should play a decisive role in helping us know Christ and follow him in faith through difficult times. In this class we consider style, structure and scriptural argument of this remarkable text and focus on how it contributes uniquely to contemporary pastoral theology and preaching. Our efforts to undestand and expound the text more effectively will be especailly benefitted by studying it alongside the most perceptive readers of the classical and Reformed tradition.

02DM880/01
Dr. Michael Allen
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

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