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Summer Semester
by Travis Young - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:14 PM
 

This is a reminder that the summer semester begins on May 21, 2018.

 
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School of Ministry Announcement
by Travis Young - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:36 AM
 

School of Ministry students, 


We will be transitioning from using Adobe Connect to using Zoom for our live sessions going forward.  Below you will see a short training video on how to use Zoom, that I created.  You will find that it is very similar to Adobe, but if you have any questions, or if you want to try it out with me before your classes, please e-mail me (tyoung@richmont.edu).  Thank you!


Travis 


 



Available courses

This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.

This course, created for Online Course developers, will provide participants with the experience of being an online student; familiarize course developers and instructors with the language and conversation around online learning in higher ed and in theological settings; and recommend the application of pedagogically sound design and development approaches. The course will also familiarize participants in the suite of online tools that will be used to deliver instruction online. 

The intent of this course is to ready course designers, builders, and facilitators to deliver significant learning experiences for students attending Richmont online.

Lifestyle & Career Development includes an examination of various factors influencing career choice and career development over the lifespan, including individual, cultural, and sociological factors. Emphasis is placed on approaches that aid conceptualization of healthy development in career planning and decision making. Counseling strategies to address career struggles, including interrelationships between work, family, and life roles are addressed. Also, included is the use of career information systems, computer-based information systems; and vocational assessment instruments. The counselor's role as an advocate for the profession also is addressed. At the discretion of the professor, students may be required to pay a nominal fee for individual vocational assessments. This course is part of the Richmont Career Mapping Sequence. 

Students survey the theories of human, cognitive, social, learning, and personality development with comparative review and emphasis on roles of family, school, and community. The course includes significant content on individual development within the context of family development across the lifespan.  

This course, created for Online Course developers, will provide participants with the experience of being an online student; familiarize course developers and instructors with the language and conversation around online learning in higher ed and in theological settings; and recommend the application of pedagogically sound design and development approaches. The course will also familiarize participants in the suite of online tools that will be used to deliver instruction online. 

The intent of this course is to ready course designers, builders, and facilitators to deliver significant learning experiences for students attending Richmont online.

This 1-week course serves as a Pilot and Orientation course to the Richmont Graduate University's online learning environment.

This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
Ministry is a unique calling and a high privilege. It can be thrilling, invigorating and rewarding as one senses God at work in and through as an individuals. Much of ministry, as in life, is a walk of faith, requiring growth in leadership and continual self-management. This course will focus on several practical aspects of the life of a minister that are critical to his or her effectiveness in life and ministry.  Selected leadership ideas/models, both those that are explicitly Christian as well as others, will be examined and each student will be asked to apply these ideas/models to their own ministry setting.
This course is an introduction to basic counseling methods with an emphasis on the helping skills of attending, responding, and personalizing.  Empathy and self-awareness skills essential to the helping relationship are developed.  Additionally, this course provides an introduction to understanding the life span and the issues that may arise--with an emphasis on spiritual transformation through the student's effective servant leadership and pastoral care.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course is a survey of church history from the New Testament period to today.  The focus will be both on the historical and doctrinal developments of the Church.  Special attention will be given to the many ways that Christian thought contributed to the development of societies, including the distinctives of American Christianity.  The Church's monumental leaders and thinkers will be examined through both secondary and primary sources, from the early Church Fathers to twentieth century voices.
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
The course aims to understand the importance of communication in Christian leadership. The good news of Jesus must be communicated. "Faith comes by hearing the message of Christ" (Romans 10:17). Students will learn how to prepare public presentations for preaching, teaching and training, explore the dynamics of effective communication and study creative methods of communication through technology and media resources.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
Ministry is a unique calling and a high privilege. It can be thrilling, invigorating and rewarding as one senses God at work in and through as an individuals. Much of ministry, as in life, is a walk of faith, requiring growth in leadership and continual self-management. This course will focus on several practical aspects of the life of a minister that are critical to his or her effectiveness in life and ministry.  Selected leadership ideas/models, both those that are explicitly Christian as well as others, will be examined and each student will be asked to apply these ideas/models to their own ministry setting.
This course will underscore foundational aspects of authentic Christian leadership including: embracing the person and model of Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership; identifying and utilizing one's strengths; understanding both personality of a leader and the importance of finding one's voice; and planning and taking intentional steps to increase one's capacity and explore one's potential.
Historic Christianity proclaims the nature of the God revealed in history and Scripture as Holy Trinity.  This course examines this doctrine, from its formation amid the controversies over the relationship of Jesus to the Father to its application in lives for worship and witness as the distinctively Christian understanding of God.  Detailed attention will be given to selected Trinitarian reflections in the patristic, medieval, and modern periods of the Church.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Learning how to hear God; 2) Christian spiritual disciplines--concept and history; and 3) Salvation is a Life--with special emphasis given to the "Fruit of the Spirit” as foundation and framework of eternal living. 
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This class investigates some of the major theological themes of the Bible. In addition to exploring several key themes as a class, students have the opportunity to explore in greater depth themes which are of particular interest to them. In line with the School of Ministry goal of becoming whole and holy people, students apply what they learn about these various themes to their personal spiritual formation, including their personal theology, and their ministry setting.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course is an introduction to basic counseling methods with an emphasis on the helping skills of attending, responding, and personalizing.  Empathy and self-awareness skills essential to the helping relationship are developed.  Additionally, this course provides an introduction to understanding the life span and the issues that may arise--with an emphasis on spiritual transformation through the student's effective servant leadership and pastoral care.
This course is a survey of church history from the New Testament period to today.  The focus will be both on the historical and doctrinal developments of the Church.  Special attention will be given to the many ways that Christian thought contributed to the development of societies, including the distinctives of American Christianity.  The Church's monumental leaders and thinkers will be examined through both secondary and primary sources, from the early Church Fathers to twentieth century voices.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Learning how to hear God; 2) Christian spiritual disciplines--concept and history; and 3) Salvation is a Life--with special emphasis given to the "Fruit of the Spirit” as foundation and framework of eternal living. 
Historic Christianity proclaims the nature of the God revealed in history and Scripture as Holy Trinity.  This course examines this doctrine, from its formation amid the controversies over the relationship of Jesus to the Father to its application in lives for worship and witness as the distinctively Christian understanding of God.  Detailed attention will be given to selected Trinitarian reflections in the patristic, medieval, and modern periods of the Church.
Historic Christianity proclaims the nature of the God revealed in history and Scripture as Holy Trinity.  This course examines this doctrine, from its formation amid the controversies over the relationship of Jesus to the Father to its application in lives for worship and witness as the distinctively Christian understanding of God.  Detailed attention will be given to selected Trinitarian reflections in the patristic, medieval, and modern periods of the Church.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Learning how to hear God; 2) Christian spiritual disciplines--concept and history; and 3) Salvation is a Life--with special emphasis given to the "Fruit of the Spirit” as foundation and framework of eternal living. 
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course is an introduction to basic counseling methods with an emphasis on the helping skills of attending, responding, and personalizing.  Empathy and self-awareness skills essential to the helping relationship are developed.  Additionally, this course provides an introduction to understanding the life span and the issues that may arise--with an emphasis on spiritual transformation through the student's effective servant leadership and pastoral care.
This course is a survey of church history from the New Testament period to today.  The focus will be both on the historical and doctrinal developments of the Church.  Special attention will be given to the many ways that Christian thought contributed to the development of societies, including the distinctives of American Christianity.  The Church's monumental leaders and thinkers will be examined through both secondary and primary sources, from the early Church Fathers to twentieth century voices.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This class investigates some of the major theological themes of the Bible. In addition to exploring several key themes as a class, students have the opportunity to explore in greater depth themes which are of particular interest to them. In line with the School of Ministry goal of becoming whole and holy people, students apply what they learn about these various themes to their personal spiritual formation, including their personal theology, and their ministry setting.
Ministry is a unique calling and a high privilege. It can be thrilling, invigorating and rewarding as one senses God at work in and through as an individuals. Much of ministry, as in life, is a walk of faith, requiring growth in leadership and continual self-management. This course will focus on several practical aspects of the life of a minister that are critical to his or her effectiveness in life and ministry.  Selected leadership ideas/models, both those that are explicitly Christian as well as others, will be examined and each student will be asked to apply these ideas/models to their own ministry setting.
The course aims to understand the importance of communication in Christian leadership. The good news of Jesus must be communicated. "Faith comes by hearing the message of Christ" (Romans 10:17). Students will learn how to prepare public presentations for preaching, teaching and training, explore the dynamics of effective communication and study creative methods of communication through technology and media resources.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Being with God in Prayer; 2) Living as an Apprentice to Jesus; and 3) Spiritual Formation in all the Roles of our Life.
This course will underscore foundational aspects of authentic Christian leadership including: embracing the person and model of Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership; identifying and utilizing one's strengths; understanding both personality of a leader and the importance of finding one's voice; and planning and taking intentional steps to increase one's capacity and explore one's potential.
This course will underscore foundational aspects of authentic Christian leadership including: embracing the person and model of Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership; identifying and utilizing one's strengths; understanding both personality of a leader and the importance of finding one's voice; and planning and taking intentional steps to increase one's capacity and explore one's potential.
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.