Upcoming Classes

Charlotte

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Communication II - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication I. 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. Prerequisite: PT510 Preaching Lab I

03PT522/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 4 - June 8

Intro to Pastoral & Theo Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST502/01
Dr. James Anderson
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 11 - June 15

Pastoral Min: Local Church/College Camp - 2.00 Hours

NOTE, SCHEDULE CHANGE: This week-long intensive will be held June 25-29. A study of general pastoral care, shepherding of the flock, ministerial conduct, interpersonal relationships, and possible pitfalls for pastors. This course will examine pastoral ministry in both the context of the local church and the college campus.

03PT731/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 25 - June 29

Life & Theology of Jonathan Edwards - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards, utilizing both primary and secondary sources.

03HT728/01
Dr. David Filson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 9 - July 13

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

03PT524/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

03PT524/02
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Rev. Michael Dixon
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Methods of Biblical Change - 2.00 Hours

Methods of Biblical Change explores the processes by which individuals grow in sanctification through the Word of God and ministry of the Holy Spirit. This course seeks to equip students by providing overarching principles of change that can then be applied to particular counseling situations. Emphasis will be placed upon models of human transformation, impediments to sanctification, and the application of Scripture to effect this change.

03CO730/01
Dr. Jeremy P. Pierre
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 23 - July 27

Introduction to Evangelism - 1.00 Hours

This course will focus on evangelism from Genesis throughout the New Testament. We will discuss the theology behind evanglism and examine different methods and practices of evangelism. Note: This course will be held in Myrtle Beach at Trinity Church on Kings Hwy.

03MS705/01
Dr. Olan Stubbs
Friday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 27 - July 28

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT502/01
Andrew Ryan Goodman
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 30 - August 17

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.

03NT522/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 30 - August 3

Gospel-Centered Counseling & Care - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the interplay of the counselor’s transformative relationship with Christ and the transformation of the counselee in counseling setting. Special attention will be given to how the counselor is changed in order to be able to care for others like Christ.

03CO763/01
Dr. Dwayne R. Bond
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 13 - August 17




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Calvin's Pastoral Theology - 3.00 Hours

An examination of the Pastoral Theology of John Calvin and its relevance for ministry in the twenty-first century. This will dominate in a grasp of The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The integration of theological principles and pastoral application will be the central role of the course.

03DM861/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 9 - July 13

Preaching the General Epistles - 3.00 Hours

The General Epistles (James–Jude) contains some of the most neglected books in the New Testament. Yet these epistles have a contemporary word for the church today. The purpose of this class is to equip you to grasp the message of these epistles more fully, with an eye to contemporary application. We will thus consider both exegetical and practical issues arising from these texts.

03DM883/01
Dr. Brandon Douglas Crowe
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

Doctoral Project Research Methodologies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Completion of 7 DMin courses (21 credits), prior to enrolling in this course. This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal. As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to launch into the research and writing of the Project itself. The course has two parts: The first will include online instruction and interaction with the DMin Director. This portion of the course will assist the student to focus the Project topic, and create a research model and preliminary bibliography for the chosen topic. The second part will pair each student with a faculty advisor who will guide the student in refining the bibliography. The required writing component of this section will be a first draft DMin Project Proposal.

03DM901/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
TBA 9:00 AM - 9:01 AM
July 30 - January 15

Intro to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and 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.

03CO516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Counseling in the Local Church - 2.00 Hours

This course takes a biblical understanding of the way in which the Gospel enables people to change and discusses how to practically apply this to ministry. You may already understand how the Gospel enables you to help another person change. Now you will put this Gospel-driven model to use in the primary context in which God works change: your relationships within the body of Christ.

03CO736/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Human Personality - 2.00 Hours

Theories of personality try to capture what is both stable and unique about human nature. In this course we survey and critique some prominent secular personality theories, personality assessments, and personality "disorders" from the perspective of a biblical anthropology. Then we consider how biblical counselors might address the issues and questions raised by the secular theories.

03CO739/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisite: CO741 Counseling Practicum I

03CO742/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
August 22 - December 4

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Counseling Practicum II. Prerequisite: CO742 Counseling Practicum II

03CO745/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
August 22 - December 4

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.

03HT502/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

American Presbyterianism - 2.00 Hours

A survey of the history of American Presbyterianism from its roots in the Calvinist reformed tradition to the present. The course focuses on key historical events and controversies that shaped Presbyterian denominations, major leaders who influenced Presbyterian theology and its prominent institutions, movements that reflected Presbyterian leadership of American religions, and the reciprocal relation between Presbyterianism and American culture.

03HT607/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

ARP Church History - 1.00 Hours

This course will survey Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church history beginning with its ecclesiastical roots in Scottish Presbyterianism and then carry over into an overview of over 200 years of history in America. Attention will be given to connecting the church's history with theological and polity issues as well.

03HT729/01
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Tuesday 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM
October 23 - December 4

Evangelism in a Church Planting Context - 2.00 Hours

This course equips potential church planters and established church pastors to preach the gospel in various missional situations in order to establish a church plant through personal and corporate evangelistic outreach. Students will explore the first principles of evangelism, discernment of the cultural context for gospel proclamation, personal evangelism rhythms, as well as, inculcation of an evangelistic culture and community into a young church.

03MS704/01
Rev. Dean Faulkner
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT504/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Gospels - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT508/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon OT-NT issues, particularly redemptive-historical considerations and covenant theology. Background hermeneutical issues will be covered, including the role of the interpreter and creeds/ confessions. In addition, the course will include a brief overview of the history of interpretation of the Bible from the early church to modern day. Finally, the class will explore the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

03ON504/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Introduction to Hebrew - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

03OT502/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

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.

03OT508/01
Dr. John Currid
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Isaiah - Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

03OT516/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

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.

03PT508/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Leadership - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results.

03PT512/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 22 - 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.

03PT516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

A study of general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, typical problem areas, and possible pitfalls for pastors.

03PT518/01
Rev. Kevin L DeYoung
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

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.

03PT520/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
August 22 - December 4

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication I. 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. Prerequisite: PT510 Preaching Lab I

03PT522/01`
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
August 22 - December 4

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

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 experience and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester. Prerequisite: PT536 Field Education Internship

03PT534/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Church Polity (ARP) - 1.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of Presbyterian polity. The purpose of this course is for students to acquire an understanding of the polity and procedures of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) sufficient for ministry in this denomination.

03PT611/01
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Tuesday 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM
August 28 - October 16

Redemption Unfolded - 1.00 Hours

The redemptive plan of salvation displayed in Scripture will be studied in order to provide the student with the overarching “big picture” of the plan of God as unfolded in the Bible. Topics such as Systematic Theology, Bible book surveys, applying Scripture to one’s personal Christian growth and need for sanctification, and evangelism will be addressed in order to assist the student in his or her daily walk with Christ.

03PT701/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
August 22 - December 4

Intro to Pastoral & Theo Studies - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST502/01
Dr. James Anderson
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST515/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - 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.

03ST526/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

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.

03ST528/01
Dr. James Anderson
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Trinitarian Theology - 2.00 Hours

The biblical foundations and the ecclesiastical creedal formulations of Trinitarian theology are examined, as well as related developments in the history of thought— ancient, medieval, and modern.

03ST610/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22 - December 4

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

03NT516/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 7 - January 11

Intermediate Hebrew - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of OT502.

03OT504/01
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 7 - January 18

Revelation - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on the interpretation of the book of Revelation. Attention will chiefly be given to the historical and Biblical contexts and the internal hermeneutics of this fascinating, climactic book of the Bible, with historical and contemporary meanings also considered.

03NT725/01
Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

Intro to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course inlcude 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.

03CO516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 21 - January 25

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.

03PT516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 21 - January 25

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST530/01
Dr. James Anderson
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 28 - February 1

Theology & Secular Psychology - 2.00 Hours

This course analyzes the presuppositions and methodologies of various secular psychological and integrationist approaches. These psychologies are evaluated from a biblical perspective and the theological foundations for biblical counsel are explored.

03CO743/01
Dr. Heath Lambert
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 28 - February 1




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Church Revitalization - 3.00 Hours

*** Please note this course will be held in Birmingham AL*** A study of the means of diagnosing problems in the local church and ways to revitalize it for effective ministry.

03DM819/01
Dr. Harry L. Reeder III
TBA 9:00 AM - 9:01 AM
January 18 - January 21

The Life & Theology of Jonathan Edwards - 3.00 Hours

This course is a survey of the life and thought of “America’s Augustine,” as he has been called, with special focus upon Edwards’ context and writings.

03DM860/01
Dr. David Filson
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

Scripture, Authority & Origin of NTCanon - 3.00 Hours

In as much as Scripture continues to be attacked in our modern world, those in ministry still need the tools to explain and defend it. This course explores the issue of biblical authority through the lens of the formation of the New Testament canon. Attention will be given to theological foundations of Scripture, the history of the canon, key figures in 2nd and 3rd centuries, and modern scholarly trends.

03DM876/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
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

Doctoral Project Research Methodologies - 3.00 Hours

This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal. As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to launch into the research and writing of the Project itself. The course has two parts: The first will include online instruction and interaction with the DMin Director. This portion of the course will assist the student to focus the Project topic, and create a research model and preliminary bibliography for the chosen topic. The second part will pair each student with a faculty advisor who will guide the student in refining the bibliography. The required writing component of this section will be a first draft DMin Project Proposal. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 7 DMin courses prior to enrolling in 03DM901.

03DM901/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:01 AM
January 30 - July 15

Educ 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.

03CE514/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Monday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
February 5 - May 14

Typical Problems in Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the process of change for counselees in the context of specific topics in biblical counseling. Topics addressed include addictions, abuse, eating disorders, crisis situations, decision making, finances, self-injury, etc. Special attention will be given to the necessary qualities and qualifications for counselors as they seek to be God's agents for help.

03CO735/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Marriage and Family Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class is a general introduction to the Biblical foundations of marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors, ministry staff, and ministry leaders. Topics to be included in this study are: premarital counseling, infidelity, divorce and remarriage, sexual issues, and contemporary issues on sexuality.

03CO737/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisite: CO516 Intro to Christian Counseling

03CO741/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisite: CO741 Counseling Practicum I

03CO742/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
February 5 - May 14

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Counseling Practicum II. Prerequisite: CO742 Counseling Practicum II

03CO745/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
February 5 - May 14

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

03HT504/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

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.

03HT508/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
February 5 - May 14

Christ, Culture and Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

This course will explore a biblical theology of culture, evaluate different models for Christian cultural engagement, and develop a biblical perspective on the principles and practice of contextualization. Attention will be given to the application of cultural analysis and contextualization in church ministry.

03HT612/01
Dr. James Anderson
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Theology of John Calvin - 2.00 Hours

This course will focus on specific aspects of the life and theology of John Calvin.

03HT731/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

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.

03MS508/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Missions - 2.00 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 advantage of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

03MS518/01
Dr. Craig Sheppard
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
March 18 - March 21

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

03NT506/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

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 3NT520 does not include Romans.

03NT520/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

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.

03NT522/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. Note: This class will be held during the first seven weeks of the semester. It may be taken with 03OT602, Hebrew Readings, another 1 credit elective offered at the same time during the last half of the semester.

03NT602/01
Dr. William B. Barcley
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - March 27

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

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. Prerequisites are OT502 and OT504 (Hebrew I & II).

03OT506/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Judges - 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.

03OT510/01
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 5 - May 14

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

03OT512/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Hebrew Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Hebrew texts. Note: this course will be held during the last six weeks of the semester. It may be taken along with 03NT602 Greek Readings, another 1 credit elective, offered at the same time during the first part of the semester.

03OT602/01
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
April 3 - May 14

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisite is PT508 Communication I.

03PT510/01
Rev. Michael Dixon
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisite is PT508 Communication I.

03PT510/02
Rev. Joseph Rolison
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

03PT524/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisites include PT508 Communication I, PT510 Preaching Lab I and PT522 Communication II.

03PT524/02
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Worship - 3.00 Hours

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.

03PT526/01
Dr. Mantle Nance
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

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 experience and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester. Prerequisite: PT536 Field Education Internship. Student must submit appropriate paperwork to Dr. Culbertson PRIOR to enrolling for this course.

03PT534/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Theological Research & Writing - 1.00 Hours

This is a one hour practical theology course on theological research and writing. The course will give special attention to using print and electronic library resources and writing graduate level research papers. It will also focus on the tools and habits which can help students improve their research and writing skills for future ministry.

03PT703/01
Rev. Kenneth J. McMullen
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Church Planting Leadership - 2.00 Hours

Students will come to a better understanding of the biblical concept of leadership, its character, competencies and practices. They will evaluate their own leadership effectiveness and develop a plan for growing in their character and competencies as a leader. They will develop a philosophy of leadership and also a plan for developing leaders in their own church or church plant.

03PT740/01
Dr. Tom Hawkes
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
February 5 - May 14

Latin I - 2.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the Latin language, particularly Ecclesiastical Latin. Students will concentrate on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of Latin as well as begin to read Christian texts from the early Church and Reformation.

03ST501/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

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.

03ST504/01
Dr. James Anderson
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

03ST517/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

03ST519/01
Rev. Kevin L DeYoung
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 5 - May 14

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.

03ST540/01
Dr. James Anderson
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 5 - May 14

Covenant Theology - 2.00 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 the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

03ST601/01
Rev. Blair Smith
Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

Students will work through case studies and small groups in order to gain practical experience. Prerequisite: CO741 Counseling Practicum I

03CO742/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
June 3 - August 16

Counseling Practicum III - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Counseling Practicum II. Prerequisite: CO742 Counseling Practicum II

03CO745/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
June 3 - August 16

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addresses total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

03PT508/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 3 - June 7

ST:Scripture,TheologyProper,Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

03ST515/01
Rev. Kevin L DeYoung
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 3 - June 7

Isaiah - Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

03OT516/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 10 - June 14

The Life & Thought of Martin Luther - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the life and thought of Martin Luther in context. Adopting a broadly chronological/biographical framework, it will assess Luther's relationship to the medieval Catholic Church, his role in the controversies of the time, and his ongoing significance for the Protestant church.

03HT730/01
Dr. Carl R. Trueman
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 17 - June 21

Planting and Growing a Campus Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will discuss the general principles and practice of Christian ministry, with emphasis on the college age group. Topics will include logistics of initiating a ministry on a college campus and the continuance of that ministry, qualifications of a campus minister, stages of group growth, and relationship with the local church.

03PT733/01
Rev. Les Newsom
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 24 - June 28

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

03ST517/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Typical Problems in Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the process of change for counselees in the context of specific topics in biblical counseling. Topics addressed include addictions, abuse, eating disorders, crisis situations, decision making, finances, self-injury, etc. Special attention will be given to the necessary qualities and qualifications for counselors as they seek to be God's agents for help.

03CO735/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 15 - July 19

Baptist Polity & History - 2.00 Hours

This course surveys different approaches to polity in Baptist life and seeks to promote a distinctively Reformed Baptist polity that is both biblical and practical.

03PT612/01
Dr. Jonathan D. Leeman
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 16 - July 19

Personal Ministry of the Word - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to help students to think historically about the personal ministry of the Word: biblical soul care, counseling, and one-another ministry. Students will use historical precedence as a current guide to relational ministry. Attention will be given to the ministry of pastors and lay people throughout church history in order to develop a historical theology and methodology of soul care, counseling, and one-another ministry.

03CO764/01
Dr. Robert W. Kellemen
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 22 - July 26

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT502/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 29 - August 16

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Prerequisite is PT508 Communication I.

03PT510/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 29 - August 2




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course will focus upon honing skills in using God’s Word in pastoral soul care. It will examine current trends in Christian counseling and will discuss the sufficiency of scripture in counseling, the proper use of common grace insights in counseling and when outside intervention is appropriate. Frequently encountered counseling topics will be addressed and case studies will illustrate the practical application of solid counseling principles.

03DM811/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 8 - July 12

Preaching from the Pastoral Epistles - 3.00 Hours

The Pastoral Epistles are unique among the Pauline epistles in that they address two men who have been given pastoral oversight over particular churches. While they address specific problems and specific circumstances, they are especially useful in identifying Paul's priorities, not just for pastoral ministry, but also for the ministry of the church in general. This course will focus on the interpretation of these three letters with an eye toward preaching them, as well as ensuring that the ministry of our churches today matches the biblical model of a faithful church.

03DM887/01
Dr. William B. Barcley
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

Doctoral Project Research Methodologies - 3.00 Hours

This online course will assist the student to understand the required components of the DMin Project and to prepare an acceptable Project Proposal. As an outcome of the course, students will write the first draft of a Project Proposal with bibliography and be prepared to launch into the research and writing of the Project itself. The course has two parts: The first will include online instruction and interaction with the DMin Director. This portion of the course will assist the student to focus the Project topic, and create a research model and preliminary bibliography for the chosen topic. The second part will pair each student with a faculty advisor who will guide the student in refining the bibliography. The required writing component of this section will be a first draft DMin Project Proposal. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 7 DMin courses prior to enrolling in 03DM901.

03DM901/01
Not App 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
July 30 - January 15

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