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Alumni Winter Refresher
Alumni Winter Refresher

WSC alumni may audit for FREE any course offered during any academic term from any degree program. For example, an alumnus who received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree may audit courses offered within the Master of Arts in Historical Theology (MAHT) program. For more information, call (888) 480-8474 or email WSC Registrar, Danny Marriott, at registrar@wscal.edu or WSC Director of Recruitment & Alumni Relations, Adam Smith, at alumni@wscal.edu.



Now in its sixth year, WSC’s Alumni Winter Refresher in January offers alumni a great opportunity to be spiritually, mentally, and physically refreshed by the Lord and His Word.


  • Alumni may audit for FREE* any of the one-week Winter Term courses offered during the month of January (see list below)
  • Alumni can attend the Annual Conference (“The Bible: His Stories. Your Life.”), January 12-13, and take advantage of the “early bird” registration fee by December 1st.
  • Alumni are sure to reconnect with WSC faculty and other alumni, as well as enjoy great Southern California weather — especially during January!

For more information, contact WSC by telephone (888.480.8474) or email (alumni@wscal.edu).


Registration

* Registration for Winter Term Courses officially begins Nov. 6, but alumni may register earlier. Registration runs through the starting date of each course. To register, please choose one of the following options:

  1. Download, Print, Complete and Mail the Audit Registration Form to:
    Westminster Seminary California
    ℅ Mr. Danny Marriott
    1725 Bear Valley Pkwy
    Escondido, CA 92027-4128
  2. Download, Print, Complete, Scan and Email the Audit Registration Form to Danny Marriott at registrar@wscal.edu. Please make sure to write "ALUMNI" next to your name. 

Course Schedule | Winter Term 2018

REGISTRATION: November 6-10, 2017
CLASS BEGINS: January 2, 2018
FINALS: Jan 31-Feb 2, 2018

CH635 HISTORY OF AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANISM (1 Credit)

Jan. 23-26, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM, Room 2 | Dr. McArthur
A survey of Presbyterian bodies in America from colonial to modern times. Special attention is given to major personalities and theological developments that have shaped contemporary Presbyterianism.

HT651 KARL BARTH AND THE REFORMED TRADITION (1 Credit)

Jan. 16-19, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM | Dr. Glomsrud
Karl Barth is widely recognized as one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century. In many circles, he stands as the best modern representative of the Reformed tradition. This small-group reading seminar will examine critically the Swiss theologian’s theological identity and explore his relationship to the Reformed tradition under three headings: (1) Barth and John Calvin; (2) Barth and the Reformed Confessions; (3) Barth and Reformed Orthodoxy. We will consider essays and lectures from Barth’s early academic career as well as selected passages from his magnum opus, the Church Dogmatics. The seminar will serve as an introduction to Barth’s life and thought and prepare students to engage contemporary debates in systematic theology.

ST541 Holy Spirit (1 Credit)

Jan. 10-12, Wed.-Fri. 12:30-4:30 PM Chapel | Dr. Horton
The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted.  Or we associate the Spirit only with the extraordinary, failing to recognize that he is at work through ordinary means in the everyday.  Or we see the Spirit at work too late in the story, neglecting his crucial role from beginning (Gen 1:2) to end (Rev 22:17). The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who brings the work of the Father, in the Son, to completion. We will explore these themes, tracing the Spirit’s steps through the history of redemption and in our own lives.

NT402 GREEK III (1 Credit)

Jan. 9-25, Tues. & Thurs. 8:00-10:00 AM, Room 5 | Dr. Baugh
This course presumes the work of Greek II and includes further introduction to Greek syntax and vocabulary and introduces Greek exegetical skills through reading of selected passages in the Greek New Testament. Prereq., NT401 or placement by examination.

OT401 HEBREW II, Sec. 1 (1 Credit)

Jan. 10-26, Wed. & Fri. 8:00-10:00 AM, Room 5 |Dr. Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination.

OT401 HEBREW II, Sec. 2 (1 Credit)

Jan. 10-26, Wed. & Fri. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Room 5 |Dr. Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination.

PT505 INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL COUNSELING (2 Credits)

Jan. 2-5, Tues.-Fri. 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, Chapel | Rev. Poirier
An introduction to the pastor’s unique role as a counselor of God’s Word. This course covers a brief history of pastoral counseling, the necessity of equipping the laity of the local church for effective change, the dynamics of biblical change, issues concerning the relationship between body and soul, counseling methodology, and the application of biblical and theological truth to people’s common problems in living, such as guilt, fear/worry, anger, depression, and habitual sin. 

PT511 MINISTRY OF WITNESS IN THE WORLD (3 Credits)

Jan. 2-19, Tues.-Fri. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Room 4 | Dr. Kim
(Due to WSC Board Meeting, class will meet in the chapel on Thursday, January 11th.)An introduction to the theology and practice of the communication of the Gospel to unconverted persons, both within our own cultural contexts and among diverse people groups throughout the world. The first three weeks will focus on general evangelism. The fourth unit of this course will be fulfilled by taking either PT516 or PT646.

PT516 MINISTRY IN THE KOREAN-AMERICAN CONTEXT (1 Credit)

Jan. 23-26, Tues.-Fri. 8:00-11:00 AM, Room 4 | Dr. Park
The purpose of this course is to understand the context of Korean immigrants in North America and the historical process and formation of Christianity (with emphasis on Presbyterians) in Korea, with the resulting features distinct to Korean Christianity (and Korean Presbyterianism in particular). This course will also explore various models of ministry for Korean-Americans presented in the last few decades, marked by large migration of Koreans into North America, and evaluate them in light of Reformed ecclesiology and concern for contextualization. (This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511.)

PT646 CHURCH PLANTING (1 Credit)

Jan. 23-26, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM Room 4 | Dr. Powers
An introduction to, and an overview of, the key biblical dynamics and important practical steps in planting a biblically healthy church. Includes the biblical basis for church planting, different strategies and models for planting churches, the key marks of a church planter, the path of becoming a church planter, and the critical factors in becoming a church planting church, presbytery, or denomination. (This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511.)


Visiting/Adjunct 

Rev. Alfred Poirier
Dr. Poirier serves as Support Pastor of Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) in Billings, Montana. He has pastored churches over the past 25 years in San Diego, California, and Eugene, Oregon. He has served for over ten years as Chairman of the Board of Peacemaker Ministries and continues to actively teach Christians in biblical peacemaking and Christian ethics both in the United States and abroad, including Britain, Italy, Austria, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh.


Dr. Ted Powers
Ted Powers is Mission to North America’s Church Planting Coordinator, a role he has had since June 2002. Ted was previously a church planter/pastor in Downers Grove, IL, Christ Presbyterian Church was planted in February 1987. In his role as Church Planting Coordinator, Ted spends a great deal of time in the areas of vision-building, prayer mobilization, strategic planning with church planters, recruiting, training, and mentoring. He also oversees staff in the area of coaching, recruiting and church renewal.

Ted is the recipient of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. He graduated in 2000, presenting a dissertation topic on church planting apprenticeships. The model he devised for that program is currently in use in a variety of settings in the PCA and elsewhere. Ted’s Master of Divinity degree is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan.

Ted and his wife, Ann, were married in 1978. They have one daughter, Elizabeth.


Sung-Il Steve Park
Steve Park is the senior pastor of Jubilee Presbyterian Church in West Norriton, Pennsylvania. He is an ordained minister of the KAPC and is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California (M.A.R.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (M.Div & Ph.D).

He currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Apologetics Department of Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). His systematic theology doctoral dissertation at Westminster focused on the works of C. S. Lewis, and he lectures on Lewis often at and outside the seminary. Also he serves as the executive director of Harvie M. Conn Center at Westminster, a study center dedicated to the research of the Korean church history, ministry and missions. He also serves as a principal member for the Council of Asian American Reformed Leaders. His deep passion is to cultivate a pastoral ministry with confessional integrity, and to provide academic instructions with pastoral and missional implications.

He has been married to Eunmi for over 20 years and with her enjoys raising three sons.