Upcoming Classes

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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.

02CE514/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

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.

02HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

THIS COURSE WILL MEET ON FRIDAY (8am-5pm) and on SATURDAY (8am-1pm) on the four following dates: SEPT 8, SEPT 9, NOV 17 & NOV 18 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.

02MS508/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
September 8 - November 18

Missions - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the field of missiology by examining the biblico-theological, historical, socio-cultural, and ecclesiastical foundations of the mission of God and its implications.

02MS518/01
Dr. Burk H. Parsons
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - 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.

02NT504/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

02NT508/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Monday 10:00 AM - 2:55 PM
September 11 - December 11

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.

02NT522/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Text and Canon I - 2.00 Hours

A study of the text and canon of scripture, focusing critically on seminal writings from antiquity and on contemporary research. The course will consist of readings, discussions, some lectures, and student presentations of research. PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (2NT506)

02NT716/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 31 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis (Traditional Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504A): 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.

02OT506A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
August 31 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis (Electronic Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504B): 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.

02OT506B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

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.

02OT508/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Judges to 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.

02OT510/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 30 - December 6

Biblical Aramaic - 2.00 Hours

Note: Previous knowledge of Hebrew is required An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

02OT532/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Mosaic Covenant - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates the Mosaic covenant in historical, theological, and exegetical perspectives.

02OT718/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference, (2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding people and providing counseling services.

02PSY510/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - 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, 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.

02PSY519/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Professional, Ethical & Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. CLASS MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS (3pm-7pm) and SATURDAYS (8:30am-3pm): OCT 6-7, OCT 13-14, NOV 3-4 & NOV 17-18 This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

02PSY551/01
Dr. Javier Sierra
Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
September 15 - November 18

Theory & Practice of Couns/Psychotherapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. 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.

02PSY560/01
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Intro to Marriage & Family Therapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

02PSY568/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Psychology in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course will explore psychotherapeutic issues in light of the Christian story revealed in the Old and New Testaments. The effort will be to help students connect the individual/human story to God's Story, and to build a storied approach to Scripture into the student's world view.

02PSY630/01
Dr. Eric Johnson
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
December 14 - December 15

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 30 - December 7

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

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.

02PT516/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Comm I (02PT508), Preaching Lab I (02PT510) & Preaching Lab II (02PT524) This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., weddings, funerals).

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Monday 1:00 AM - 2:55 PM
September 11 - December 11

Worship - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 16-20 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 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.

02PT526/01
Dr. Geoff Ziegler
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 30 - December 11

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. 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 experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

02PT534/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 30 - December 6

Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 Hours

This is a two hour practical theology course on theological research and writing. The course will give special attention to using the library, writing graduate level research papers, and the problem of plagiarism. This course is designed to help you communicate well. Written communication and oral communication overlap, so whether you are going on for graduate studies or studying to become a pastor, you will need to learn how to develop and deliver a thesis.

02PT703/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition.

02ST502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

ST:Scripture, Theology, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

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

02ST515/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 5 - December 5

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

02ST530/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 11 - December 11

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 2 - February 2

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 2 - February 2

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

A survey of biblical theology, including debated methodological issues during the last two centuries. Emphasis on the Bible's story-line examining how the books and corpora of the Bible contribute to the unfolding history of redemption. Attention also given to themes of temple, sacrifice, priest, rest, kingship, exile, idolatry, promise, messiah, wisdom, and other biblical themes. Finally, the relationship of biblical theology with other disciplines, especially exegesis and systematic theology, is considered.

02ON600/01
Dr. D. A. Carson
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 2 - January 5

Hebrew I (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Traditional" track is designed for a smaller group of RTS students who are headed for graduate studies or who are highly motivated to learn Hebrew in depth. In Hebrew I you will study the first 20 grammar lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew. In Hebrew II you will study the remaining 20 lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew.

02OT502A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 26

Hebrew I (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Electronic" track is designed for the majority of RTS M.Div. and M.A. Biblical Studies students, who are headed for pastoral ministry or want a basic knowledge of Hebrew to aid them in the study of the Old Testament. In Hebrew 1 you will study 10 grammar lessons and 10 computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. In Hebrew 2 you will study 10 more grammar lessons and 10 more computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. You will need a copy of Logos for the first day of class. This track is open enrollment. (Note: The "Electronic" track may not equip you for an ordination exam in some denominations.)

02OT502B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 8 - January 26

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the following themes: day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

02OT516/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

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.

02PSY592/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/01
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/02
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/03
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. 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.

02PT520/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
January 8 - January 10

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. A continuation of Communication I (02PT508). Prerequisites are Communication I, Preaching Lab-A & Preaching Lab-B. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., weddings, funerals).

02PT522/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 12:01 PM - 12:59 PM
January 8 - January 8

Systematic Theology Survey for MAC - 4.00 Hours

This survey course is open only to students who have been admitted to the MA in Counseling degree program at RTS Orlando. In-class meetings on January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th (9am to 4pm) will be followed by 24 hours of online content in the month of February.

02ST501/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 8 - January 29

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 27th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 27th. 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.

02HT508/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 10 - January 12

Psychodiagnostics & Adv Therapy Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. Meets as follows: January 16th & 17th, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th (8:30am to 4pm on each of these dates). This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning.

02PSY503/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 16 - January 24

Sexuality and Sex Therapy - 3.00 Hours

An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

02PSY573/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 29 - February 2




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Presbyterian Ministry/American Culture - 3.00 Hours

This class is an introduction to the faith and practice of Presbyterianism in America. The course will trace the historical path of the American Presbyterian family as it has unfolded from the colonial period up to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on major events, movements, controversies, institutions and personalities that have helped shape the contemporary church's faith. In telling the uniquely American story of Presbyterianism, the course will address the changing culture of the United States and its impact on Presbyterians.

02DM884/01
Dr. Donald Fortson
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 22 - January 26

Preaching from the Minor Prophets - 3.00 Hours

This course provides an overview of the history and message of the Old Testament Minor Prophets for the purpose of preaching. Beginning with an overview of Prophetic Literature, we will examine the prophetic writings, focusing on hermeneutical and exegetical matters. In addition, we will seek to show how these books and their message are vital for the contemporary church. As ministers, preaching from these books remains indispensable for the church’s wellbeing, but how are we to preach and teach them? The objective of this course is to answer this essential question, and expand our understanding of what the books reveal and how they are to be used.

02DM885/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Monday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 15 - January 19

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of 02HT502 concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

02HT504/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

New Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando's MA in Counseling degree pogram

02NT501/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

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

02NT506/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Acts & Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

A study of Acts and the thirteen letters of Paul that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the needs of the churches.

02NT518/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

The Book of Revelation - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on the interpretation of the book of Revelation. Attention will chiefly be given to the historical and Biblical contexts and the internal hermeneutics of this fascinating, climactic book of the Bible, with historical and contemporary meanings also considered.

02NT722/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Advanced Biblical Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I-III, Greek I-II, and Greek Exegesis This course is the culmination of the language courses and hermeneutics and focuses on the writing of Hebrew and Greek exegesis papers.

02ON504/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Old Testament Survey - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Orlando'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 Survey is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

02OT501/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 12 - May 14

Hebrew II (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Tradtional Track, 02OT502A).

02OT504A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 15

Hebrew II (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew I (Electronic Track, 02OT502B).

02OT504B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 7 - May 15

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

02OT512/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Isaiah to Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the following themes: day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

02OT516/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 8 - May 10

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.

02PSY511/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Couples Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course examines the nature and proper functioning of marriage, gender issues in couple relationships, and common couple patterns and problems. Approaches to pre- and re-marital and marital counseling are examined. Assessment and treatment strategies in clinical work with couples are addressed.

02PSY570/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course examines the growing profession of community counseling with a focus on (1) the study of current trends and topics in community counseling, (2) the practice of specific techniques and interventions, and (3) the application of the techniques in community settings. The emphasis of the course will be on understanding the challenges of counseling in various community settings and the application of specific interventions in these settings.

02PSY576/01
Prof. Elizabeth R. Pennock
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

Psychology in Relation to Theology II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. The purpose of this course is to expose students to traditional approaches to integrating psychology and theology. The legitimacy of the integration process will be addressed, and students will examine psychological, scientific, biblical, and theological issues associated with the integration. Students will evaluate several integrative models of Christian counseling, and begin to formulate their own ideas about integration.

02PSY632/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
February 8 - May 10

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 7 - May 15

Practicum - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 02PSY501, 02PSY503, 02PSY519, 022PSY560, 02PSY571and consent of the MAC clinical director. One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.

02PSY650/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 7 - May 15

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 7 - May 15

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

02PSY6544/02
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
February 7 - May 15

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.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 12 - May 14

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (2PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/A
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 13 - May 15

Preaching Lab II - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Preaching Lab I (02PT510, 1 hour)

02PT524/B
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Theology of Ministry II - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 19 - 23, 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) This course continues the themes of the worship course and introduces the student to general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, and typical problem areas and possible pitfalls for pastors.

02PT530/01
Dr. Sanders L. Willson
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 19 - March 23

Preaching Lab III - 1.00 Hours

Open only to M.Div. students in their final year.

02PT532/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
February 7 - May 15

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. 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 experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

02PT534/01
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - May 9

Mentoring - 1.00 Hours

To register for this course, you must have completed at least 3 of the 4 required mentoring contracts known as Personal Development Contracts or PDCs.

02PT536/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
February 13 - May 15

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.

02ST504/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

02ST517/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

02ST519/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 13 - May 15

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.

02ST528/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - 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.

02ST540/01
Dr. Keith E. Johnson
Monday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 12 - May 14

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical, historical, and systematic theological 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 redemptive historical hermeneutics.

02ST601/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
February 13 - May 15

Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: MARCH 21 - 23 (Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 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.

02ST624/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
March 21 - March 23

Old Testament Theology - 2.00 Hours

02OT719/01
Dr. L. Michael Morales
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 25 - June 29

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

02NT508/01
Dr. Jonathan T. Pennington
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 9 - July 14

Genesis to Joshua - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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.

02OT508/01
Dr. J. Nicholas Reid
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Hebrew Readings - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITE: Hebrew II REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. Selections of the Old Testament are read. Emphasis is on developing skills in translation for the purpose of ministry.

02OT602/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. A continuation of 02HT502 concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

02HT504/01
Dr. Ryan M. Reeves
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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.

02MS508/01
Dr. Liam Goligher
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th. 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.

02PT508/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/02
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

Preaching Lab-B - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs) and Preaching Lab-A (02PT511, 1 hr) This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 4th. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of June 4th.

02PT531/03
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 16 - July 20

ST:Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology.

02ST517/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 23 - July 27

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

02NT502/01
Dr. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 6 - August 24

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