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NT506 Greek Exegesis

Dr. Robert Cara

Mondays 1-3pm

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

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NT522 Hebrews-Revelation

Dr. Mike Kruger

Mondays 1-4pm

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

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CE514 Educational Ministry of the Church

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Mondays 1:30-3:30pm

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.

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HT504 History of Christianity II

Dr. Don Fortson

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

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.

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OT506 Hebrew Exegesis

Dr. John Currid

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

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.

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ST517 Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology

Rev. Blair Smith

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

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

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CO738 Dynamics of Biblical Change

Dr. Jim Newheiser

Tuesdays 8am-12pm

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.

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PT510 Preaching Lab IA

Rev. Joseph Rolison

Tuesdays 1-5pm

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

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PT524 Preaching Lab IIA

Dr. John Currid

Tuesdays 1-5pm

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

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HT508 Classics of Personal Devotion

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm

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.

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PT740 Church Planting Leadership

Dr. Tom Hawkes

Tuesdays 3-5pm

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.

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ST519 Ecclesiology and Sacraments

Rev. Blair Smith

Tuesdays 6-8pm

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

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OT510 Judges-Esther

Dr. John Currid

Wednesdays 8:30-10:30am

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.

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OT512 Poets

Dr. Dick Belcher

Wednesdays 8:30-10:30am

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

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ST504 History of Philosophy and Christian Thought

Dr. James Anderson

Wednesdays 8:30am-12pm

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.

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PT534 Field Education Seminar

Dr. Don Fortson

Wednesdays 11am-12pm

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.

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OT729 From Exegesis to Sermon Prep

Dr. John Currid and Dr. Bill Barcley

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Prerequisites are OT502 Hebrew I and OT504 Hebrew II.

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PT510 Preaching Lab IB

Rev. Michael Dixon

Wednesdays 1pm-5pm

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

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PT524 Preaching Lab IIB

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Wednesdays 1pm-5pm

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

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ST540 Christian Encounter with Islam

Dr. James Anderson

Thursday 8:30am-11am

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.

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ST601 Covenant Theology

Rev. Blair Smith

Thursday 8:30am-11am

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.

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CO741 Counseling Practicum I

Dr. Jim Newheiser

Thursdays 8:30am-12pm

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MS508 Evangelism

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Thursday 1pm-3pm

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.

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PT526 Theology of Worship

Rev. Mantle Nance

Thursdays 1pm-4pm

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.

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PT518 Pastoral Ministry

Dr. Mike Ross

Thursdays 3:10pm-5:10pm

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.

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CO737 Marriage and Family Counseling

Dr. Jim Newheiser

Thursdays 6pm-8pm

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.

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NT520 Pauline Epistles

Dr. Bob Cara

Fridays 9am-12pm

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 NT520 does not include Romans.

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HT612 Christ, Culture, and Contextualization

Dr. James Anderson

Fridays 10am-12pm

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PT536 Field Ed Internship Registration

Dr. Rod Culbertson

Each M.Div. student is required to complete 400 hours of Field Education. To start this process, a student must meet with Dr. Culbertson for approval of his Field Education Internship before registering for this course.

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CO744 Crisis/Traumatic Stress Counseling

Rev. Curtis Solomon

March 13-17 (Spring Break)
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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