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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. 

Academic Calendars & Schedules Audit Registration Form

 

Learn, Refresh, Reconnect


Now in its seventh 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 2020 Annual Conference (“In Adam, In Christ”), January 17-18, 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. Drew Oliver
    1725 Bear Valley Pkwy
    Escondido, CA 92027-4128
  2. Download, Print, Complete, Scan and Email the Audit Registration Form to Drew Oliver at registrar@wscal.edu. Please make sure to write "ALUMNI" next to your name. 

Course List | Winter Term 2020

OT607 ECHOES OF EXODUS: TRACING BIBLICAL MOTIFS (1 CREDIT)

Jan. 7-10, Tuesday & Fri. 8:30-11:30 AM | Room 5 | Dr. Bryan Estelle
This course traces the use of the prevalent exodus motif throughout Scripture. The basis of the course will be the author’s book, Echoes of Exodus: Tracing a Biblical Motif (IVP Academic, 2018). However, the author will also be teaching never previously published material on the exodus motif, especially from the Gospel of John and the book of Hebrews. The course aims to illustrate a methodology for dealing with prominent motifs in the Bible and will interact with recent theories of intertextuality and theories of allusion. Each student will be expected to read the previously mentioned title, attend class, and write a 12-page paper tracing a prominent motif. The grade will be based upon class attendance and participation and especially the paper.. 

PT505 INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL COUNSELING (2 CREDITS)

Jan. 7-10, Tues.-Fri. 8:00 AM-3:00 PM | Chapel | Dr. Jason Barrie 
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. 7-25, Tues.-Fri. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM | Room 4 | Dr. Julius Kim 
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 AP624 or PT626. 

HT649 THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST IN THE ANCIENT CHURCH (1 CREDIT)

Jan. 14-17, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM | Room 1 | Dr. Richard Bishop 
This course examines the ancient Christian theology and liturgical celebration of Christ’s Ascension. Readings are mostly ancient sermons, originally written in Greek, Syriac, or Latin, which constitute a rich tapestry of meditation on Christ’s Ascension. That patristic tapestry influenced the Reformed treatment of the same theme. In addition to sermons, we will also examine ancient artistic representations of the Ascension. This course should appeal to those interested in topics such as Christology, cosmology, pneumatology, and the mediatorship of Christ, as well as those interested in patristic preaching, exegesis, & worship. Requirements include reading quizzes, discussion, & a book review or paper. Prerequisite: Ancient Church 

NT402 GREEK III (1 CREDIT)

Jan. 14-30, Tues. & Thurs. 8:00-10:00 AM | Room 4 | Dr. Steve 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. 15-31, Wed. & Fri. 8:00-10:00 AM | Room 5 | Dr. Charles Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination. 

OT401 HEBREW II, SEC. 2 (1 CREDIT)

Jan. 15-31, Wed. & Fri. 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Room 5 | Dr. Charles Telfer
Continuation of grammar and vocabulary study. Prereq., OT400 or placement by examination.

AP624 Urban Apologetics (1 Credit)

Jan. 28-31, Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 PM | Room 4 | Dr. Carl Ellis 
An analysis of today’s competing value systems and worldviews including an examination of various social visions. This course explores the hidden forces behind cultural conflict and suggests biblical ways to address these conflicts. The emphasis is on the universal influences which give rise to inequality using the African American experience as a case study. Included in this course are suggested new biblically based categories and concepts that can facilitate the emergence of new movements to address today’s cultural confusion. (This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511) 

PT626 Ministry to University Students (1 Credit)

Jan. 28-31, Tues.-Fri.. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Room 4 | Dr. Rod Mays
This class is a general introduction of how to reach college and university students with the gospel and how to equip them to serve the church. Ministerial conduct, interpersonal relationships and possible pitfalls for pastors will be considered. The necessity of a consistent Philosophy of Ministry will be a core foundation of the course, as well as developing leaders and dealing with common student problems. (This course can be used to fulfill the 1-credit Missions elective requirement for PT511)