Winter term offers life-changing, ministry-defining courses
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – After ringing in the new year, what better way to kick off 2013 and sweep away the cobwebs from watching football and parades than with a week of solid teaching from Southwestern professors? During the Winter 2013 term, students can choose from 22 course offerings in departments across campus.
Here are a few classes to check out and what professors say about them:
• “The Role of Students in Revivals and Spiritual Awakenings” – Dr. Richard Ross – This class will study revivals and awakenings from Old Testament times to present day and will examine the role students have taken and can take again in spiritual awakening. “After the class, students often indicate they will evaluate their youth ministries by asking, ‘Do our students have their sails raised for a great revival led by their generation?’” Ross said. Students who take this class will meet Jan. 7- 11 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• “Understanding, Reaching and Discipling University Students” – Dr. Max Barnett – This class will study the collegiate scene and will explore how to develop students into disciples of Jesus through study of the New Testament. “In this class you will learn principles and methods that will help you be used of God to produce multiplying disciple-makers regardless of the ministry God gives you in the future,” Barnett said. Students who take this class will meet Jan. 7 – 11 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• “Biblical Hermeneutics” – Dr. Terry Wilder – This class will study the nature of the Bible and the importance of its textual interpretation, examining different approaches and working through applicable case studies of biblical passages. “Bible study will never be the same for you again when you learn principles that will both guide you in interpreting the biblical text and bring it to life for you,” Wilder said. Students who take this class will meet Jan. 16 from 1-5p.m., Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• “Philippians” – Dr. John Taylor – This class will study the book of Philippians both critically and expositionally. "It's a rare and precious gift to be able to spend intensive time examining this rich letter of Paul, which deals with both the pain and the joy of life and ministry in Christ,” Taylor said. Students who take this class will meet Jan. 14-18 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• “Contemporary Evangelism” – Dr. David Mills – This class will study evangelism and its biblical, theological and practical applications within the context of the local church, paying special attention to evangelistic church growth and personal witnessing. “I am always thrilled to teach the winter Contemporary Evangelism course,” Mills said. “Students immerse themselves into the material, work with one another and actually reach the local community for Christ. The number of touches and conversions is unusually high during this week. My spirit feasts for the entire next year on the powerful experience we have together in this winter course. This course proves to be one of my and the students’ favorites!” Students who take this class will meet Jan. 7-11 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For a full listing of winter term classes, go to swbts.edu/courses. Register for classes at swbts.edu/webadvisor.