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Clinic Internship - 1.00 Hours

Clinical Internship

01PSY6561/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
January 9 - January 27

Theology of Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY (JAN. 10-12) FROM 8AM-5PM EACH DAY. In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession's relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed.

01ST624/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 10 - January 12

Educational 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.

01CE514/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Planting 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.

01PT733/01
Les Newsom
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 2:55 PM
January 16 - January 20

Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and the Sacraments.

01ST519/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 2:55 PM
January 23 - January 27

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT OVER 3 WEEKENDS, FEB. 24/25; MARCH 24/25; and APRIL 28/29. FRIDAY CLASSES WILL MEET FROM 8AM-5PM. SATURDAY CLASSES WILL MEET FROM 8AM-1PM. 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.

01HT504/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 30 - May 5

Evangelism - 3.00 Hours

Evangelism and its practice within the context of the pastoral ministry and the work of every member of the body of Christ are reviewed in light of the teaching of Jesus, the apostles, and the dynamics of the preaching of the gospel as portrayed in the Scriptures and from a Reformed perspective. During the class, "Evangelism" is taught in such a way that the lectures, small group discussions, and the exercises done in class and outside the classroom may be duplicated in the context of the local churches. The Lord willing we will have the participation of some experts on the topics of Evangelizing Muslims, Evangelizing Roman Catholics, and so forth

01MS508/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

An overview of the Pauline Epistles that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT520/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

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.

01NT522/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 30 - May 5

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. Various critical-interpretive systems are considered and special attention is given to the historical-grammatical method. Emphasis is placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of Scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.

01NT524/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Exegesis in the NT-2 - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek 1, Greek 2, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT528/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Exegesis in the O.T. II - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT503/01
Michael McKelvey
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers the first five books of the Old Testament -- also called the Pentateuch. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT508/01
Michael McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

OT Wisdom Literature for Christian Couns - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Old Testament wisdom literature and theology that explores the relevance of this material for a Christian world view with special applications to the field of Christian counseling.

01OT513/01
Michael McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets -- also called the Latter Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT516/01
Michael McKelvey
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Biblical Aramaic - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I and Hebrew II. An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

01OT532/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Social/Cultural Issues - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: FEB. 24/25; MAR. 24/25; and APRIL 7/8. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 1PM-5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM-4PM. The course will examine the impact of cultural diversity among races, ethnic groups, genders, and social classes on personality, value systems and the counseling relationship with an understanding of societal changes and trends, human roles in societal subgroups, social mores, and differing lifestyles, gender equity, and individual adjustment. It will help students examine their own attitudes, behaviors, perceptions, and biases to developing culturally aware approaches to teaching, counseling, and/or administration.

01PSY510/01
Lindsay Fikkert
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 30 - May 5

Counseling Theories & Interventions - B - 0.00 Hours

This is the 2nd part and a continuation of 01PSY560A. This course focuses on counseling theories that provide students with models to conceptualize client presentation and that help students select appropriate counseling interventions. Students will be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the fields of both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Historical components of these theories also will be examined as well as their continuing impact on the delivery of clinical, wellness and preventive mental health services. Throughout the course, students study the relationship of theories and interventions to a biblical worldview. Admission to the MAMFTC program or consent of the instructor is required prior to enrolling in this class.

01PSY560B/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Clinic Practice of MFT& Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite:Admission to the MAMFTCO program or consent of the instructor. This course studies approaches, methods, and techniques in present-day marriage and family therapy and counseling. Assessment, treatment and intervention strategies, and management of conflict process receive special attention. Practice of related skills helps the students develop an experiential knowledge of different approaches.

01PSY566/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Group Theories Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFTCO program and consent of the instructor. This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages, and techniques.

01PSY571/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Appl. of Comm. & Fund. Therapy Skills - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 01PSY501, 01PSY503 and consent of the Clinical Director. Co-Requisite: 01PSY544 Recommended: 01PSY622 and 01PSY624 Students practice core intervention skills and receive indepth orientation to their clinical practice site. Peer behavioral rehearsals, videotaping and video review are used extensively. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills. Those students who will not be pursuing the MAMFT/CO degree will be required to participate in study regarding ethics within ministry along with the required behavioral rehearsals.

01PSY611/01
Barb Martin
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Psych. in Relation to Theology II - 1.00 Hours

The second in a set of three integrative courses, 01PSY624, examines biblical anthropology, redemptive history and critical New Testament passages concerning the process of change as they relate to our understanding of persons, the nature of pathology and our expectations regarding the process of change.

01PSY624/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Psychology in Relation to Theology III - 1.00 Hours

The third in a set of three integrative courses: 01PSY622, 01PSY624, 01PSY626. In their last semester of the program, students employ skills learned throughout their training to prepare an integrative research paper examining psychological and theological approaches to a major substantive issue raised by one of their clinical cases. Based on their research, students develop, implement and evaluate a treatment program for their clients. The results are presented to peers in a seminar format employing audio-video resources and clinical video tape.

01PSY626/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

Clinical Internship for MFT students.

01PSY656/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
January 30 - May 5

Intro to Preaching - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the principles and process in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

01PT506/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

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.

01PT512/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Practical Issues in Pastoral Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course builds upon the basic concepts and principles of PT 516 (required), with a continued focus on pastoral counseling in the local church. The first hour of each class will be lecture and discussion on the typical issues pastors and church leaders face, with instruction in individual, marital, and group counseling. The other hour will be dedicated to simulated counseling sessions, including critique, recommendations, and individualized feedback. Readings on various current counseling subjects will be required, as well as significant practice hours of counseling/discipleship outside of class.

01PT517/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Communication 2 - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. 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.

01PT522/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. Preaching Laboratory 2

01PT524/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Worship - 2.00 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.

01PT526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Applied Theology for MFT - 2.00 Hours

A survey of basic Christian doctrines, with special attention given to the place of biblical truth in the contemporary Church and its role in the spiritual growth of believers.

01ST507/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Soteriology, Christology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

01ST517/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology, responsibility for personal growth in Christ, and a concern for the spiritual wellbeing of others. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

01ST526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 30 - May 5

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

A detailed survey of Christian ethics, including the major contemporary ethical theories and the major issues confronting Christians today. Special attention will be given to the use of the Scriptures in ethics and the ten commandments.

01ST528/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

01ST530/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

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.

01ST540/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

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.

01ST601/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 30 - May 5

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