Course Schedule

Term Dates: July 30 – August 28

Preaching the Psalms in a Christian Congregation

1 Unit
Aug 22 – 23,
Thurs Fri
8:30AM – 3:45PM

Term Dates: September 3 – December 20

LS-H 602 Hebrew IV

An elementary study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

2 Units
Schedule TBD

ST 605 Covenant Theology

2 Units
Sept 11 – Sept 13; Oct 2 – 3
Wed Thurs Fri (one hour lunch breaks)
Wed Sept 11, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Thurs Sept 12, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri Sept 13, 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Wed Oct 2, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Thurs Oct 3, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

CH 501 Ancient Church/Patristics

A study of the Ancient Church, also referred to as the period of the Patristics, or Church Fathers, following the Apostolic age. Here the student will cover roughly the historical period from the close of the 1st century to the close of the 6th century. In the course, through interaction with both primary and secondary material, the student will learn of the doctrine and life of the church in this crucial period of her early formation

3 Units
Sept 6 – 20; Oct 4 – Nov 22; Dec 6 – 13
No class Thanksgiving week
Thurs class except on Sept 19, Oct 18, Nov 14
No Fri class Sept 20, Oct 19, Nov 15)
Thurs or Fri
1:00PM – 4:00PM

ST 500 Introduction to Ministerial and Theological Studies

This is a team-taught inter-disciplinary course covering topics such as the Christian life of theology students, intro to internship, library & theological bibliography, writing & grammar, etc. The English Bible Exam will be administered during this course. It will be required for all entering students.

2 Units
Sept 6 – Dec 6
Fri
9:00AM – 11:00AM

PT 500 Theology of Ministry

An introduction to the nature of the Christian ministry, the nature of the call to the ministry, and the requisite gifts and graces for the Christian minister. It also addresses the centrality of the ministry of the word, the biblical and Reformed doctrine of the regulative principle of worship, as well as a wide-range of subjects related to Pastoral Theology from a Reformed Baptist perspective.

2 Units
Sept 3 – 7
Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Tues – Fri, 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Sat, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

ST 602 Doctrine of God

This course will consider the doctrine of God (theology proper) by examining God’s existence and attributes, his triunity, and his acts of decree, creation, and providence. The contrast between classical Christian theism and its modern alternatives will be given special attention.

3 Units
Sept 20 – 21, Oct 18 –19, Nov 15 – 16
Fri Sat
Fri, 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Sat, 8:00AM – 3:30PM

PT 502 Homiletics I – Preaching and Sermon Prep

After a brief reminder of Dr. Renihan’s description of preaching (PT500), this course will first examine the biblical method, content, and goal of preaching. This will be followed by a method of sermon preparation based upon the integration of sound hermeneutics, exegesis, theology, and Christ-centered application to different kinds of hearers. The expository method will be emphasized

2 Units
Sept 17 – 18, Oct 8 – 9, 22 – 23
Tues Wed
Tues, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Wed, 8:00AM – 2:00PM (Chapel at 10, and one-hour lunch break in this time)

PT 503 Preaching Practicum

 Students will prepare sermons which will be delivered in a worshipful context for the edification of one another (25-30 minutes taped). These sermons will be critiqued graciously and judiciously in class, followed by a more detailed critique in private by the professor. The purpose is to evaluate the presentations for the guidance of each student concerning his gifts and practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the integration of exegesis and the expository method for pastoral application.

1 Units
Sept 17 – 18, Oct 8 – 9, 22 – 23
Tues Wed
Tues, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Wed, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (5:00PM on Sept 18)

OT 502 Pentateuch

An introduction to the foundational books for all biblical studies within the context of the Ancient Near Eastern background. Emphasis will be placed upon the biblical theological contribution of the Pentateuch as well as the hermeneutical principles necessary for understanding and application of the text.

3 Units
Nov 11 – 14, 18 – 21
Mon Tues Thurs, 10:00AM – 3:30PM
Wed, 11:00AM – 4:30PM (Chapel Day)

Term Dates: January 6 – February 5

PT 604 Missions and Evangelism

The biblical foundations of missions and evangelism will be explored in this course. This includes the theology of missions in the Reformed faith, the question of contextualization in missions, the qualifications for a missionary (both local and international), the role of the local church in missions and evangelism, and the practical application of evangelism through the local church. This will also include an examination of the method of ARBCA and RBMS as a help to the local church to send and oversee its missionary(s).

2 Units
Jan 13 – 18
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Mon Jan 13, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Tues Jan 14, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Wed Jan 15, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Thurs Jan 16, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Fri Jan 17, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sat Jan 18, 8:00AM – 10:30AM

Term Dates: February 11 – May 13

Acts and Pauline Epistles

3 Units
Feb 19-21, Mar 18-20
Wed 8:00AM – 4:30PM (Chapel Day)
Thurs 8:00AM – 3:30PM
Fri 8:00AM – 3:30PM
With 1 hour lunch breaks each day

Theological Anthropology

2 Units
Mar 24-25, Apr 21-22
Tues 8:00AM – 3:30PM
Wed 8:00AM – 4:30PM (Chapel Day)
With 1 hour lunch breaks each day

CH 601 Reformation

2 Units
Feb 7, 14, 28; Mar 6, 27; Apr 10, 17; May 1, 8
Fri 1:00PM – 6:30PM

PT 601 Pastoral Theology I - Theological Pastoring

3 Units

PT 603 Preaching Practicum II

1 Unit
Mar 10-11, Apr 7-8, 28-29, May 5-6
Tues 8:00AM – 3:30PM
Wed 8:00AM – 4:30PM