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200-YEAR OLD RPTS OFFERS FIRST ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE FOR FREE OR CREDIT
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) February 15, 2010 – The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS), which is celebrating its bicentennial this year, is beginning to enter the arena of online correspondence curricula by offering its Ministry of Worship course on its website beginning with the spring quarter that commences March 9.
The lectures and notes are available at www.rpts.edu/correspondence.php at no cost for anyone interested in studying the material. Those who would like to take the course for credit must apply and be accepted as a student and pay the correspondence fee of $930 following formal registration. The first RPTS online course is designed to serve as a way of gauging interest in distance education with its constituents and prospective students before proceeding to offer additional online courses.
“We have often had requests from friends of the Seminary to provide online courses for their personal edification and service to their churches,” said Director of Admissions Keith Evans. “Those who are simply interested for that reason ca n take the course for free, and we hope it will be a blessing to laymen and a benefit to the broader church community who are not able to take classes on site. We also are making it available to take for credit to accommodate scheduling needs of current students, and to allow prospective students, especially those outside of Pittsburgh who are thinking of moving here, to begin the process.”
The course begins on March 9; applications and payments must be received no later than March 8 to be considered part of the distance course for credit. The coursework will need to be completed within the deadline of each week’s assignments and all work must be completed within the 11-week spring quarter timeframe.
The Ministry of Worship course being offered online this spring is a study of the Biblical principles and practices of worship and a consideration of public worship services, including the administration of the sacraments and weddings and funerals. Dean of Faculty Dr. Dennis Prutow, who also is professor of homiletics and pastoral theology, teaches the course.
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