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 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 - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 18 - July 22

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. Some of you have already learned about how the Gospel enables you to help another person change. Now you will work out how to 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. Deepak Reju
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 15 - August 19

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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM
August 24 - December 6

Missions - 2.00 Hours

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A COURSE OFFERED OVER FALL BREAK AND THE DATABASE SEES IT AS A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADD THROUGH SELF-SERVICE. PLEASE EMAIL KIM MACURDA AT kmacurda@rts.edu TO REGISTER. 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
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
October 10 - October 14

Evangelism in a Church Planting Context - 2.00 Hours

03MS704/01
Rev. Dean Faulkner
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - 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.

03NT504/01
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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.

03ON730/01
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Thursday 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
August 24 - December 6

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. John Currid
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

Hebrew Readings - 2.00 Hours

Selections of the Old Testament are read. Emphasis is on developing skills in translation for the purpose of ministry.

03OT602/01
Dr. John Currid
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 2:10 PM - 4:10 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

Doctrine of the Trinity - 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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 24 - December 6

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 2 - January 6

Intermediate Hebrew - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of OT502.

03OT504/01
Dr. John Currid
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 2 - January 13

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 9 - January 13

Theology & Secular Psychology - 2.00 Hours

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 16 - January 20

Counseling and Physiology - 2.00 Hours

03CO740/01
Dr. Charles Hodges
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 23 - January 27




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Preaching from Proverbs, Job, Eccl - 3.00 Hours

Wrestling with the Issues of Life: Preaching from Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes - Wisdom literature deals with the practical, nitty-gritty issues of life. The practical nature of this literature should not overshadow the difficult aspects of understanding how a proverb works, how to respond to suffering, and how to deal with life when everything seems to go wrong. This course will seek to understand the theology of wisdom literature and how to preach it effectively to God's people today.

03DM879/01
Dr. Richard Belcher Jr.
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 9 - January 13

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
January 31 - May 9

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
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours

03CO741/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Crisis Traumatic Stress Counseling - 3.00 Hours

03CO744/01
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
January 31 - May 9

Christ, Culture and Contextualization - 2.00 Hours

03HT612/01
Dr. James Anderson
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
January 31 - May 9

From Exegesis to Sermon Prep - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites are OT502 Hebrew I and OT504 Hebrew II.

03OT729/01
Dr. William B. Barcley
Dr. John Currid
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Preaching Laboratory IA - 2.00 Hours

03PT510/01
Rev. Joseph Rolison
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Preaching Laboratory IB - 2.00 Hours

03PT510/02
Rev. Michael Dixon
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

Preaching Laboratory IIA - 2.00 Hours

03PT524/01
Dr. John Currid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Preaching Laboratory IIB - 2.00 Hours

03PT524/02
Dr. Rod Culbertson
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
Rev. Mantle Nance
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

Church Planting Leadership - 2.00 Hours

03PT740/01
Dr. Tom Hawkes
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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. Blair Smith
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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
January 31 - May 9

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 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
January 31 - May 9

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 5 - June 9

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
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 19 - June 23

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
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 26 - June 30

Preaching Laboratory I - 2.00 Hours

03PT510/01
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 17 - July 21

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. Michael Kruger
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 24 - 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
Dr. Robert J. Cara
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 31 - August 18

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