Roanoke Campus

Fall 2021 // Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling

Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling (Introduction to Biblical Counseling) 

Rev. Michael Gembola

 

Class Details

Monday Evenings, 6:00pm-8:00pm, beginning September 13. 

Location: Cave Spring Baptist Church

Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

PT 506: 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.

Fall 2021 // Church History 1

Church History 1

Rev. Sean Morris

 

Class Details

Thursday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning September 2. 

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

HT 502: Church History 1 (History of Christianity 1) is a 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.

Fall 2021 // Greek 2

Greek 2

Dr. Timothy Decker 

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning August 31. 

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

Greek 2 continues building where Greek 1 ended. Therefore, completion of Greek 1 is a prerequisite to enrolling in Greek 2. Greek 2 is a three credit course that opens an entirely new world to the student of Scripture. While it must be understood that mastering this language does not settle all interpretive and theological problems, it does aid in understanding the New Testament more accurately. Therefore, it is vital that pastors and teachers engage with the original language of the New Testament. To this end, this course introduces the basic grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek, preparing the student to translate, exegete, interpret, and communicate that text for the benefit of the Church.

Course Objectives:

  • For the sake of improving one’s reading ability in the GNT, the student is to memorize the foundational vocabulary of the GNT and prove competency with frequent vocabulary quizzes.
  • Given that language is built on rules of grammar, the student will learn basic grammar and demonstrated through translation assignments.
  • Because interacting with the text increases one’s awareness of the various exegetical issues, the student will translate from the GNT using various tools as aids but not crutches.
  • Since the goal of learning the language is to properly exegete and communicate the GNT for the task of preaching and teaching in the local church, the student will learn the place of Greek in the task of communicating the Word of God.
  • With the vast amounts of scholarly commentaries, lexicons, and other resources that require a knowledge of biblical Greek, the student will learn to interact with these aids in order to increase their ability to correctly interpret the GNT.

Radford Campus

Spring 2022 // TBD

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Spring 2022 // TBD

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Lynchburg Campus

Fall 2021 // Covenant Theology

Covenant Theology

Dr. Duncan Rankin

 

Class Details

Monday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning August 30. 

Location: Rivermont Presbyterian Church

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

ST 502: An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical 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 the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

Fall 2021 // Discipleship and Sanctification

Discipleship and Sanctification

Dr. David Weber

 

Class Details

Wednesday Evenings 6:00pm–8:00pm, beginning August 25. 

Location: Rivermont Presbyterian Church

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

PT 510: This course addresses the need for developing a philosophy of ministry that focuses on building followers of Christ in a church and/or parachurch ministry environment. Attention is given to the concept of disciple-making in general, as well as to plans and strategies for creating a disciple-building environment. Additionally, This course emphasizes methodology, responsibility for personal growth in Christ, and a concern for the spiritual well-being of others. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

Charlottesville Campus

Fall 2021 // Systematic Theology 504: Doctrine of God, Creation, and Sin

Systematic Theology 504: Doctrine of God, Creation, and Sin

Dr. Keith Goad

 

*Please note that the Systematic Theology classes can be taken in any order. No prerequisite class required.

Class Details

Monday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning August 30. 

Location: Jefferson Park Baptist Church

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description

ST 504 (Systematic Theology 1): This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include theology proper (doctrine of God), and anthropology (man and sin).

Fall 2021 // TBD

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Online Courses

Church History 1

Church History 1

Rev. Sean Morris

 

Class Details

14 weeks of lectures. 3 credit hours.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

Church History 1 is a 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.

Ugaritic

This course serves as an introduction to the basic foundational elements of Ugaritic. As originally recorded, the format of the class was a communal learning experience, led by a moderator, where students held one another accountable to continue studying throughout the class. Done as an online/individual study course, the structure is, naturally, a bit different than as originally designed.

The course content will be delivered via a video lecture and then by also watching the recorded class discussions. Links to the videos will be provided by the instructor. No prior knowledge of ancient Semitic languages is necessary for this class.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

Interested in joining BRITE for Ugaritic? Email kyleferguson@westpca.org for more information.

Church History 2

Church History 2

Rev. Sean Morris

 

Class Details

14 weeks of lectures. 3 credit hours.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

Church History 2 is a continuation of Church History 1 (HT502), concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.

Hebrew 1 and 2

Hebrew 1 and 2

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

3 credit hours. 

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures. Hebrew 2 is a continuation of Hebrew 1, covering advanced vocabulary, syntax, morphology, etc. Hebrew 1 counts for three (3) credit hours and Hebrew 2 counts for three (3) credit hours. The total for the 2 summer courses is six (6) credit hours. No prerequisites.