Upcoming Classes

Jackson

The class schedule is subject to change. To register for open courses, visit Self-Service. ×

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/01
Barb Martin
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/03
James Jay Roberson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/04
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/05
Ashley Gilbert Smith
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

01PT510/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: SEPT. 14-15; OCT. 19-20; and NOV. 30-DEC. 1. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 3PM. 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.

01HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
TBA 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

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 advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

01MS518/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Through the study of selected passages the students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

01NT506/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Synoptics & Acts - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the distinctive portraits of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the continuation of Christ's ministry in Acts. Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teachings, and pastoral purpose.

01NT510/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Johannine Literature - 2.00 Hours

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

01NT514/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the NT-I - 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 I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT526/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1; DECEMBER 7-8. CLASS MEETS FROM 10:30AM TO 5:00PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01OT500/01
Greg Beale
FriSat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the OT I - 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.

01OT501/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

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.

01OT506/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Joshua-Kings - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings -- also called the Former 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.

01OT510/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psalms-Chronicles - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Songs of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles -- also called the Writings. 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 class.

01OT512/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

OT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Studies for Counseling is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

01OT601/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Masoretic Morphology - 1.00 Hours

01OT603/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Monday 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY519/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theory & Practice of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

01PSY560/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Neuroscience-Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01PSY575/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the student to exegetical, theological, historical, and practical aspects of ministry. Students are equipped to use the practice of ministry as the integrating concept for all of their theological studies.

01PT502/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addressed 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.

01PT508/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class provides the introductory groundwork for pastoral care through counseling. It will include an overview of counseling theory and practice with a particular emphasis on the practical work of counseling by ministers in the church and/or college ministry settings. Basic counseling skills will be introduced in this course including the work of attending and active listening. Students will be introduced to various categories of problems that a pastor is likely to encounter in the counseling process and will include developing a sense of self-awareness of both abilities and limits as well as the process of referral when needed.

01PT516/01
Guy Richardson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Hist. 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.

01ST504/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01ST510/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Systematic Theol Studies for Couns - 3.00 Hours

01ST511/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Scripture, Theology Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

01ST515/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

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. Bruce Baugus
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

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.

01OT506/02
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Ref. Ecclesiology - 3.00 Hours

This course is taught in Portuguese for the DMin program in Brazil.

SP01DM407/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

01PSY592/01
Branden Henry
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Christian Life in a Secular Culture - 1.00 Hours

This course assists the student in understanding and relating to secular culture. Art forms, political and economic structure, and other elements of culture are examined.

01PT514/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - January 15

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.

01PT520/01
FriSat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 18 - January 19

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 21 - January 25

Contact Us

Whether you're a prospective student, current student, alumnus, donor, or friend of RTS, we would love to hear from you.