Upcoming Classes

Orlando

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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. John 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

Healing Metaphors - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. An investigation and critique of metaphor in its broad definition as symbol, image, story, and myth, and the application of the metaphor as a tool for approaching client’s issues in living. The focus is on counselor self-awareness, professional research findings, and the application of awareness and information for the benefit of clients.

02PSY574/01
Dr. George Jefferson
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 6 - June 10

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
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
June 6 - August 26

Principles & Practice of Rhetoric - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to oral communication for non-preaching ministry vocations. Because good speaking principles and practices are vital to many non-pastoral ministry contexts, this course will provide basic instruction in how to prepare and experiences in how to present clear, sound oral communication for contexts such as teaching and presentations.

02PT708/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 6 - June 10

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

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
Mr. Gregory R. Lanier
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

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

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
Dr. James Coffield
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 12 - July 16

Group Theories and Practice - 3.00 Hours

CLASS TIMES: JULY 12 & 14 (1pm-5pm) + JULY 19, 21, 26 & AUGUST 2 (8am-5pm) Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. 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
TuesThurs 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
July 12 - August 4

Fundamental Therapy Skills - 2.00 Hours

CLASS TIMES: JULY 13, 20, 25 & AUGUST 3 (8:30am - 3:30pm) + AUGUST 5 (1pm - 5:30pm) Prerequisite: Orlando: Admission to the MAC program. 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.

02PSY501/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
MWF 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
July 13 - August 5

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 9:00 AM - 4:30 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

Evaluation & Assessment - 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.

02PSY542/01
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 8 - August 12

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
August 15 - August 19




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

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 - 4:00 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
Mr. 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
Mr. 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. 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 - October 28

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
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
TBA 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.

02PSY6542/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
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
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 1 - 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

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

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