RTS Charlotte


January 11 - 15, 2016
Dr. John Sittema
03DM803 -
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1

The objective of this course is to help pastors understand the theory and develop the skills necessary for effective leadership in the church. Group dynamics, principles of change, planning, organizational development, and other concepts are considered. Varieties of learning experiences related to the pastor’s current ministerial situation are provided. 

January 18 - 22, 2016
Jonathan Edwards
Dr. David Filson
03DM860 -
Syllabus - Registration opens November 1

An intensive study of the major elements of the theology of Jonathan Edwards based upon readings and class discussion of Edward’s major published theological treatises. Lectures will also address the 17th and 17th century cultural/political context of the American puritan tradition in New England.  Students will trace the formative principles of Edwards theology gleaning biblical insights for the church today. 

RTS Orlando


January 18 - 22, 2016
Applied Theology: Spiritual Formation for Leaders
Dr. Steven Childers
02DM802 -
 - Registration opens November 1

A Christian leader must lead from character before skill. Therefore, in this course students will be given an overview of the biblical principles regarding the development of mature Christian character. This will help them develop a theological approach to spiritual growth and renewal in their ministries. Students will be shown how to experience the transforming poser of the gospel in their lives and ministries through understanding and applying theological truths related to the Gospel of God’s grace. They will learn ways to be agents of gospel transformation in light of the application of the practical theology of English Puritans (1550-1700) such as John Owen and Richard Baxter.

January 25 - 29, 2016
Christ-centered Preaching
Dr. Bryan Chapell
02DM873 - 
Registration opens November 1

At the end of this course students should be able to preach an expository sermon from a biblical text in such a way that its redemptive truths are proven by the explanation and are applied to the listeners’ life situation. We will first concentrate on key components of expository messages and, then focus on how to make sure such sermons remain true to the redemptive message of all Scripture by considering Biblical Theology principles as they apply to various texts and genres of Scripture. Chapell will be present materials, lectures and sermons that explain how the redemptive message of the Gospel is woven throughout the Old and New Testaments and how this message of grace provides motivation and enabling for the daily lives of believers. 

Additional Site Courses

January 11 - 15, 2016
Reformed Philosophy of Ministry
Dr. Derek Thomas
Register with Ligonier Academy, Call Heidi at 888-722-1517

January 18 - 22, 2016
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

Register with Ligonier Academy, Call Heidi at 888-722-1517

January 21 - 24, 2016
Church Revitalization
Dr. Harry Reeder
 Register with Jackson campus and Embers conference

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