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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.

01HT502/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

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
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

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

01NT506/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

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

01NT506/02
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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. Benjamin L. Gladd
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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 24 - December 2

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

The Septuagint - 2.00 Hours

01ON730/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

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
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

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 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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 24 - December 2

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
Michael McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Foundational Skills of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course provides a general framework for understanding and practicing helping relationships in a multicultural society and focuses on training in basic counseling and interviewing skills. Course material is considered from a foundation of biblical teaching and a biblical world view. Lecture, demonstration and behavioral rehearsal of various counseling skills, e.g., active listening and behavior change program development, assist students to develop knowledge of and facility in fundamental behaviors needed to conduct therapy. Students also study the interrelationship of therapist characteristics and client behaviors in the systemically interactive counseling process.

01PSY509/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

This course will provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels. An overview of some of the major themes and theories within the general field of developmental psychology will be covered. Some of the major theorists will include Erkison, Freud, Levinson, Gilligan, Piaget, Bandura, Super, Gould, Kubler-Ross, Neugarten, etc. Prominent past research as well as current research will be sampled. Additionally, this course is designed to view human development within individual, couple, family, and societal contexts. Issues interacting between the individual and the systems surrounding them across the family life cycle will be emphasized and discussed.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: OCT. 21 & 22; NOV. 4 & 5; NOVE. 18 & 19; DEC. 2 & 3. (FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM-4PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET 8AM-1PM). Admission to the MAMFTC program or consent of the instructor is required prior to enrolling in this class. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth 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
Andrew Laird Hurley
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:55 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Counseling Theories & Interventions - 3.00 Hours

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. First of two courses. Must be followed by 01PSY560B for full credit.

01PSY560A/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Family Systems in Cultural Perspective - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: SEE THE COURSE SYLLABUS FOR SPECIFIC DAYS/TIMES THIS CLASS WILL MEET. Students are introduced to the field of marriage and family therapy. The development of systems theory and its application to family psychology is examined. Students learn to apply general systems theory to family development and process. Transmission of transgenerational family characteristics and the impact of cultural distinctives receive particular attention. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

01PSY564/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Neuro. Inf.Therapies - 0.00 Hours

This course develops a biblical framework for and examines specific biblical teaching relevant to the use of neuroscience in counseling, introduces students to elements of brain functioning and psychopharmacology of particular relevance to psychotherapy and develops students’ knowledge of and skills in implementing neuroscience-informed individual and relational therapies in clinical practice. Students prepare a major integrative paper summarizing their present understanding of the course components and implement the therapies in their clinical practice. This course spans the summer and fall terms as 1PSY574A and 1PSY574B. Students not enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling program may consult with the professor to take portions of 574A as a directed study. Co-requisite: Enrollment in 1PSY656, Clinical Internship or consent of the instructor.

01PSY574B/01
Dr. James Hurley
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Psych. in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: SEE COURSE SYLLABUS FOR SPECIFIC DAYS/TIMES THIS CLASS WILL MEET. The first of a set of three integrative courses, 01PSY622, is an introduction to foundational issues concerning the relations of Christian faith and culture. The course addresses the relation of biblical revelation to psychological studies, the relation of the Christian community and surrounding cultures, and the implications of cultural transitions from pre-modern, modern, and post-modern epistemologies.

01PSY622/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

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. Sean M. Lucas
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

01PT510/01
Michael McKelvey
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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 3:00 PM - 4:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the pastor's role and responsibility as Biblical counselor in the local church. A system of counseling grounded in Biblical presuppositions will be taught as well as basic counseling process and practice. The student will also receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems with an emphasis on applying Scriptural principles to these life issues. Case studies will be reviewed and a system of premarital counseling will be presented as well.

01PT516/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

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
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS FROM 1PM-5PM ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th.

01PT534/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
August 24 - December 2

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
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Systematic Theology Survey - 2.00 Hours

Introduction to the discipline of systematic theology for Christian ministry. Topics include: prolegomena, doctrine of scripture, doctrine of God, Christology, anthropology, soteriology, common grace.

01ST506/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 24 - December 2

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
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 24 - December 2

Readings in Philosophical Theology - 2.00 Hours

01ST633/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 24 - December 2




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

SP01DM410/01
Dr. David Jussely
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 26 - September 30

Theology of Wesminster 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 Wesminster 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

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