Roanoke Campus

Fall 2019 // Systematic Theology II

Systematic Theology II

Dr. Duncan Rankin

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 27.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Roanoke 

Course details: Course syllabus available HERE.

 

Course description: 

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology (the Person and Work of Christ).

Fall 2019 // New Testament: Acts and Romans

New Testament: Acts and Romans

Rev. Timothy Decker

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 27.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Roanoke  

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.  

 

Course description:

A study of Acts and Paul’s Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

Fall 2019 // Church History I

Church History 1

Rev. Sean Morris 

 

Class Details

Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 29. 

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Roanoke

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE

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.

Fall 2019 // Marriage Counseling in the Church

Marriage Counseling in the Church

Mr. Michael Gembola

 

Class Details

This course/seminar takes place over two weekends: October 25-26 and November 15-16

 

Location: Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Roanoke

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE

Course Description:

This course invites small group leaders, friends, mentors, and pastors to embrace a biblical vision for marriage. The goal is to equip you to engage your current church ministries, formal or informal, toward the spiritual health of the marriages and families close to you. We’ll seek to help you navigate several common problems, such as conflict, parenting differences, and pre-marital difficulties, as well as more complex issues such as divorce, infidelity, and domestic violence. In all we’ll consider the church’s role and structures of care and discipline.

Winter 2020 // Winter Seminar: The Life and Theology of Paul

Winter Seminar 2020: The Life and Theology of Paul (Pauline Epistles)

Dr. Guy P. Waters

 

Class Details

This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Guy Waters for our Third Annual Winter Seminar, January 16-18 of 2020. Dr. Waters is the James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Dr. Waters also serves as the Academic Dean of RTS-Dallas and RTS-Houston. You can learn more about Dr. Waters and his published works via the RTS website here.

In partnership with our friends at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, this year’s conference/course will be on the theme “No Other Gospel: The Life and Theology of Paul.”

Come to the Blue Ridge mountains this winter and join Dr. Waters as he identifies key moments in Paul’s life and considers the essence of Paul’s God-centered theology.

Course Description:

This course and conference is exposition of Paul’s epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul’s theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours.

Course Objectives
(1) To understand and critically to evaluate academic research in the Pauline Epistles.
(2) To understand issues of special introduction pertaining to the Pauline Epistles.
(3) To understand the letters of Paul in their first-century context.
(4) To understand the implications of Paul’s writings for the contemporary church, and to understand Paul as a model of applying theology to the life of the church.
(5) To understand with greater clarity and precision key questions and issues in the Pauline Epistles: the person and work of Christ, the nature and condition of man, covenant and law, the application of redemption (justification by faith alone, sanctification, union with Christ, etc.).

Location: TBD, Roanoke

Course details: Course Syllabus will be posted HERE when available. 

Radford Campus

Fall 2019 // Systematic Theology I

Systematic Theology 1 (Doctrine of God, Man, Creation, and Sin)

Dr. Duncan Rankin

 

Class Details

Monday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 26. 

Location: 6226 University Park Drive, Radford | Suite 2215 — Christ Church Radford 

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE

Course Description: 

This course will cover theology proper (God, Trinity, creation, providence), and anthropology (man, Fall, sin). Our study will be based on the exegesis of Scripture, but with continual reference to historical theology as well. We rely upon the Bible as our ultimate authority in matters of faith and life, but we also remember that we “stand on the shoulders” of approximately 2000 years of history in interpreting and applying the Bible.

Fall 2019 // Old Testament: Pentateuch

Old Testament: Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy)

Rev. Kyle Ferguson and Rev. Roland Mathews 

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 27. 

Location: 6226 University Park Drive, Radford | Suite 2215 — Christ Church Radford 

Course details: please view the Course Syllabus HERE when available.

Course Description: 

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.

Fall 2019 // Greek II

Greek 2

Rev. Timothy Decker

 

Class Details

Monday Mornings 7AM-9AM, beginning August 26. 

Location: Christ Church Radford

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 (Greek New Testament), 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.

Lynchburg Campus

Fall 2019 // Greek II

Greek 2

Rev. Timothy Martin

 

Class Details

Monday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 26. 

Location: Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg.

Course details: Course Syllabus will be posted HERE when available.

 

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.
Fall 2019 // Church History I

Church History 1

Dr. N. Scott Amos

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 27. 

Location: Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg.

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

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.