Upcoming Classes

Charlotte

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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 2 - May 10

Dynamics of Biblical Change - 3.00 Hours

Change is hard. How does the gospel change a counselor and counselee? This course is about how we can face difficulty, suffering and sinful patterns, with Biblical change. (Sanctification)

03CO738/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Human Personality - 3.00 Hours

NOTE: YOU MUST EMAIL kmacurda@rts.edu TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. 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. Jeff Forrey
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 14 - March 18

Counseling Practicum II - 2.00 Hours

03CO741 Counseling Practicum I is the prerequisite for this course.

03CO742/01
Rev. Gabe Sylvia
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Crisis Traumatic Stress Counseling - 3.00 Hours

03CO744/01
Dr. Stephen Russell
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 2 - May 10

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
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

The Church and Homosexuality - 2.00 Hours

03HT733/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 2 - May 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.

03MS508/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Principles of Church Planting - 2.00 Hours

03MS703/01
Dr. Tom Hawkes
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 2 - May 10

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 2 - May 10

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

03NT522/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Greek & Hebrew Readings - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: NT502, NT504, OT502, OT504. This is an intensive reading course that seeks to expand the language skills developed in Greek 1 & 2 and Hebrew Intro and Intermediate Hebrew. Special consideration will be given to the linguistic, grammatical and syntactical constructions of a particular New Testament and/or Old Testament passage.

03ON605/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Dr. John Currid
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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.

03OT506/01
Dr. John Currid
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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
Dr. John Currid
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 2 - May 10

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.
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
February 2 - May 10

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

03PT510/01
Rev. Joseph Rolison
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

03PT510/02
Rev. Michael Dixon
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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
Dr. Michael F Ross
Thursday 3:10 PM - 5:10 PM
February 2 - May 10

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

03PT524/01
Dr. John Currid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Preaching Laboratory II - 2.00 Hours

03PT524/02
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Preaching Laboratory IIC - 2.00 Hours

03PT524/03
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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. Stephen Myers
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Communication for Women - 2.00 Hours

This course provides lectures on how to prepare Bible studies and major addresses in order to assist women to be better teachers and speakers. There will also be opportunities in class to present various speaking assignments.

03PT738/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 2 - May 10

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. Douglas F. Kelly
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

03ST519/01
Dr. Douglas F. Kelly
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
February 2 - May 10

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 2 - May 10

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
Dr. Stephen Myers
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Patristic Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course examines the important themes in Christology, Trinitarian thought, and epistemology. Selections from major church fathers reflecting the significance of their work from an exegetical viewpoint and a historical development viewpoint are studied.

03ST602/01
Dr. Douglas F. Kelly
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

Applied Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

This course will entail the practical application of apologetic strategies by critiquing major non-Christian world views such as atheism, postmodernism, Islam and Eastern religions. Aberrant theological views from within the Christian church will also be evaluated. This course is a purposeful continuation of the more theoretical Apologetics course (3ST530), however Apologetics (3ST530) is not a prerequisite.

03ST628/01
Dr. James Anderson
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 2 - May 10

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 6 - June 10

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
Les Newsom
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 13 - June 17

Marriage and Family Counseling - 2.00 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
Rev. Brad Hambrick
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 20 - June 24

Past Ministry: Local Church/College Camp - 2.00 Hours

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
Rev. Tom Cannon
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 27 - July 1

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 25 - July 29

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

03NT502/01
Andrew Goodman
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 1 - August 19

Origin and Authority of NT Canon - 2.00 Hours

This course will survey the historical development of the New Testament Canon within the context of the early Church, with special attention given to citations in the Church Fathers, manuscript collections, and canonical lists. In addition, the course will evaluate the various theological approaches to the issue of canon and the implications it has on one's view of Scriptural authority. NOTE: You must have completed Greek I and Greek II to take this course for credit.

03NT617/01
Dr. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 1 - August 5




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Reformed Worship - 3.00 Hours

The primary purpose of this course is to study the history and principles of the worship of Reformed Protestantism, beginning with the Reformers and continuing to the present day. We will look at the biblical and theological justification for the sixteenth century reforms and evaluate their relevance for today, particularly interacting with the student's current convictions and practices.

03DM810/01
Dr. Terry Johnson
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 25 - July 29

Preaching from the Gospels - 3.00 Hours

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

03DM878/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 18 - July 22

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