Course Offerings

January 2014 (1/6 – 1/17)

MWF    9:00-4:30
PRC 605
Preaching as Pastoral Care (3 hrs. Elec.)
Rowatt/Bugg

 

Spring 2014 (1/27 – 5/9)

Mon    9:00-12:00
PAC 615
Marriage and Family Counseling & Therapy (3 hrs. Elec.)
Prerequisite: PAC 601 or PAC 609
Wade Rowatt

Mon    9:00-12:00
CHH 502
Church History II (3 hrs. Req.)
John Inscore Essick

Mon    9:00-12:00
THE 603
Theology II (3 hrs. Req.)
Mark Medley

Mon    9:00-12:00
OTS 681
The Minor Prophets/Book of the Twelve (3 hrs. Elec.)
Prerequisite: BIB 501
Paul Redditt

Mon    1:00-4:00
BIB 503
Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hrs. Req.)
Prerequisite: BIB 501
Dalen Jackson

Mon    1:00-4:00
MIS 502
Missional Life of the Church II (3 hrs. Req.)
Bill Turner

Mon    1:00-4:00
THE 605
The Doctrine of the Trinity (3 hrs. Elec.)
Mark Medley

Mon    4:15-5:45
CTM 601/602
Contextual Ministry* Peer Group (3 hrs. Req.) (meets every other week)
Rick Landon

Mon    6:00-8:00
SPF 502
Spiritual Formation II (2 hrs. Req.)
Rick Landon

Mon    6:00-8:45
WOR 601
Worship (3 hrs. Req.)
Bill Turner

Mon    6:00-8:45
WRL 607
World Religions (3 hrs. Req.)
Roy Fuller

Mon    6:00-8:45
CHS 607
Church Administration (3 hrs. Req. 2013)
David Adams

Tues    2:00-4:00
BEN 701
Benediction (2 hrs. Req.)
Mark Johnson

Tues    6:00-8:45
CHH 505
Baptist Heritage (3 hrs. Req.)
John Inscore Essick

Tues    6:00-8:45
PAC 617
Pastoral Care and Counseling: Personality Theory & Abnormal Behavior (3 hrs. Elec.)
Prerequisite: PAC 601 or 609
Wade Rowatt

Thur    6:00-8:45
NTS 501
Introduction to New Testament (3 hrs. Req.)
Prerequisite: BIB 501
Dalen Jackson

Thur    6:00-8:45
CUL 603
Christianity and Culture (3 hrs. Req.)
Mark Medley

TBA
BIB 501
Introduction to the Bible
TBA

TBA
CPE 615-9
Clinical Pastoral Education** (6 hrs.)
Wade Rowatt

 

Summer 2014

May 28 – Aug 20
CPE 615-9
Clinical Pastoral Education** (6 hrs.)

June 2-6, 16-20 – Summer I

M-F    8:30-2:00***
CHS 619
Pastoral Ethnography: Attending to Gender, Race, and Class in Context
(3. hrs. Elec.)
Eileen Campbell-Reed

 

*Contextual Ministry is designed for students who have taken approximately  30 hrs. including Spiritual Formation, and involves ministry placement, regular meetings with a mentor, and peer group meetings with a facilitator.

**Clinical Pastoral Education is a clinical program of 400 hours of supervised pastoral care in an accredited clinical setting (e.g., parish, hospital, or other institution) with a certified supervisor of ACPE.  Students must have prior approval from Dr. Wade Rowatt, Professor of Pastoral Care, and ACPE Supervisor in order to enroll.

***Intensive courses include pre- and post-course reading and writing assignments.

 

Elective Course Descriptions

 

PRC 605 Preaching as Pastoral Care – Credit 3 hours

Pastoral care is offered in many venues and forms in the setting of a local community of faith. One of those venues is the preaching event. Within the context of a specific time and a specific biblical passage, preaching speaks to the heart of today’s listener conveying the hope of God. This course is designed to assist the minister in embracing opportunities to weave pastoral care through the sermon, guided by the biblical text, to address the human situation.

 

PAC 615 Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy – Credit 3 hours

This course will equip persons for effective pastoral care and counseling. Family systems theory and counseling techniques will provide a basic framework for this class as students explore and evaluate marital and family issues. Students will explore these issues from the standpoints of both the congregational perspective and the role of the marriage and family counselor. Prerequisite: PAC 601 or PAC 609

 

OTS 681 The Minor Prophets/Book of the Twelve – Credit 3 hours

A study of the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, both as individual works and as an edited collection. The course will emphasize the methods used in the study of the Old Testament Prophets, and it will require a written exegesis of a text of the student’s choosing from one of the books. It will also deal with the use of prophetic passages in worship and church education.

 

THE 605 The Doctrine of the Trinity – Credit 3 hours

This course offers an introduction to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, with particular attention to classical Trinitarian theology and the interconnection between the Trinity and other mysteries of the Christian faith. Students will develop a fresh contemporary theological understanding of the Trinity and its centrality in Christian faith, worship, and life.

 

PAC 617 Pastoral Care and Counseling: Personality Theory & Abnormal Behavior – Credit 3 hours

This course is designed to investigate personality theories and abnormal behavior (DSM IV) as well as selected views of psychology, culture, and biblical/theological foundations. Students will be requested to look at their own beliefs and thoughts in these areas in order to consider applications for pastoral care and counseling. Prerequisite: PAC 601 or PAC 609

 

CHS 619 Pastoral Ethnography: Attending to Gender, Race and Class in Context – Credit 3 hours

This course will help ministry students engage the tools and skills of ‘theological ethnography’ and qualitative research. The overarching goal is to integrate biblical and theological knowing with social scientific knowledge and skill to assemble a more complex understanding of people and places with whom pastors live and serve. Attention in the course will be given to 1) how religion forms and engenders identity through ritual and practice; 2) the gendered and racialized character of religious practices; 3) the ethics of pastoral research; and 4) the possible benefits of seeing more deeply situations we will confront in ministry. Students will have an opportunity to explore a situation of ministry in depth using the tools of ‘theological ethnography.’