Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology invites you to enroll in one of our Spring 2024 courses. Registration is now open at our website. Courses begin January 14. Please consider taking the courses for credit or audit to better prepare yourself to follow Jesus and enrich His church.

Class of 2023

Here is a list of the courses offered with their course descriptions:

  1. CCC1 Pastoral Care and Counseling Certificate course (Begins January 14):
    Instructor: Dr. Sumerlin
    Course Description: This course attempts to open avenues of insight and service through pastoral care and counseling. The students explore Biblical, historical and contemporary materials to apply the pastoral function with a healthy interface of theology and psychology. Numerous specific applications will be made in such areas of concern as crisis intervention, marital, premarital, and family counseling, and cross-cultural counseling. The students’ own lives and experiences are seen as a base for developing competence in a healing counseling ministry.
  2. CFS1 Introduction to Spiritual Formation and Spirituality Certificate course (Begins January 14)
    Instructor: Robert Carrillo
    Course Description: This course examines the biblical, historical, and theological aspects of Christian formation with emphasis on both personal life and ministry contexts. Our course will examine the principles, issues, and practices of spiritual growth in Christ, both personally and corporately, with an emphasis on the Christian disciplines. This course will explore the stages of spirituality and spiritual development. This course will help the student determine where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go on their spiritual journey.
  3. CH600 Church History (January 14- March 16)
    Instructor: Dr. Kinnard
    Course Description: This course surveys the history of the Christian Church from its inception in the first century AD to today. This class will also be a completely online course with video lectures from Dr. Kinnard, online discussions, and other assignments. For this course, students should plan on working about 18 hours per week for the duration of the nine weeks.
  4. CH601 The History and Theology of the Restoration Movement (March 17-May 11)
    Instructor: Dr. Kinnard
    Course Description: This course surveys the historical developments, documents, and theology of the Stone-Campbell Movement, particularly the branch of the movement known as the Church of Christ. The American Restoration Movement is also known as the Stone-Campbell Movement, after the names of the two main proponents of restoration, Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell. Some would date the beginning of the movement with the Cane Ridge Revival in 1801. Others believe the movement began with Thomas Campbell’s 1809 “Declaration and Address,” and others date it to Stone’s “Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery” in 1804.) Three churches grew out of this movement the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ (Independent), and the Churches of Christ. During the 19th century, the movement was relatively united (though cracks began to emerge by the 1860s), but by the beginning of the 20th century they had divided into two major groups and by the mid-20th century there were three. The focus of this course is the trajectory embodied in the life of Churches of Christ.
  5. GB615 Biblical Hermeneutics and Exegesis (January 14-May 4)
    Instructor: Dr. Cochell
    Course Description: This class surveys resources, principles, and methods of interpreting the Bible with special emphasis on contemporary hermeneutical approaches.
  6. NT611 Greek Exegesis (January 14-May 11)
    Instructor: Dr. Kinnard. Prerequisite: NT610
    Course Description: This course consists of learning detailed elements involved in NT Greek exegesis. This is a comprehensive study of syntax, inflection, and vocabulary on the intermediate level and exegetical readings in the Greek New Testament.
  7. OT631 Interpreting the Psalms (January 14-Apr. 27)
    Instructors: Dr. Monje and Dr. Giles
    Course Description: This course surveys the literary, historical, and social background of the Psalter; including its structure, themes, theology, and relevance.
  8. PC600 Pastoral Care and Counseling (Begins January 14):
    Instructor: Dr. Sumerlin
    Course Description: This course attempts to open avenues of insight and service through pastoral care and counseling. The students explore Biblical, historical and contemporary materials to apply the pastoral function with a healthy interface of theology and psychology. Numerous specific applications will be made in such areas of concern as crisis intervention, marital, premarital, and family counseling, and cross-cultural counseling. The students’ own lives and experiences are seen as a base for developing competence in a healing counseling ministry.
  9. SF601 Introduction to Spiritual Formation and Spirituality (Begins January 14)
    Instructor: Robert Carrillo
    Course Description: This course examines the biblical, historical, and theological aspects of Christian formation with emphasis on both personal life and ministry contexts. Our course will examine the principles, issues, and practices of spiritual growth in Christ, both personally and corporately, with an emphasis on the Christian disciplines. This course will explore the stages of spirituality and spiritual development. This course will help the student determine where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go on their spiritual journey.
  10. For Audit only: SF680/CT680/CM680/CSF7 The Theology and Practice of Biblical
    Discipleship in the Age of the Reign of God
    . (Begins January 14)
    Instructors: Drs. Giles, St. Jean, and Kinnard, Instructors
    This course is also called “New Discipleship.” This course focuses on the theology and practice of biblical discipleship, including a study of discipleship in the New Testament, discipleship to Jesus, and relationship as a theological center of the Bible. It also includes practical skills in two-way experiential relationship with God and one another, skills for thriving discipleship maturity, skills in experiencing joy with God and one another, skills in being in step with the Holy Spirit and His leading, and skills in joining with God to create a gentle, kind, humble, loving, safe, hesed community in Christ.
  11. US500 Introduction to Graduate Study at RMSMT (January 1-14)
    Instructor: Dr. Giles
    Course Description: This is a required course for every Master’s level course including GCBS (Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies) as well as those in the CCC (Certificate of Christian Counseling) program who are taking their first RMSMT course. Students who have previously (before fall 2020) enrolled in RMSMT are also strongly encouraged to sign up for this course as well. This is a non-credit, two-week, pass/fail orientation course to provide an overview of online learning, expectations of the student, an introduction to our online learning management system, an introduction to research and writing skills including Turabian format, RMSMT programs and policies, our relationship with Lincoln Christian University, and delineating helps in preparing the student for successful completion of his or her degree here at RMSMT. The student (excluding audit-only students) must pass this course before taking other courses at RMSMT.

Please sign up today as the deadline is fast approaching. Click here for an application for admission. All our courses are 100% online and most are asynchronous.

We hope to see you in class this Spring.

Blessings,
Glenn W. Giles, PhD, Director
Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology
www.rmsmt.org
glenn@rmsmt.org