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orientation and convocation

Fall 2014

Tuition: $423 per credit hour
Audit: $90 per credit hour
Technology fee: $40 per semester
Textbooks not included.
Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.

Formation in God’s Story I (2 credits)
In this formational course, students will explore their own life narrative in the larger picture of God’s story as recorded in Scripture. Download syllabus

Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 9, 23 | Oct. 7, 21 | Nov. 4, 18 |Dec. 2, 16
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown
Instructors: Mark Wenger and Anne K. Weaver

Formation in Missional Leadership (3 credits)
In this capstone formational course, students will work at integrative study that aims to identify, embrace and put into practice a missional understanding
of leadership. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12, 26 | Oct. 10, 24 | Nov. 7, 21 | Dec. 5
Location: Various
Instructor: Steve Kriss

Old Testament Text in Context (3 credits)
This survey course presents Old Testament biblical texts in their ancient Near Eastern context: history, culture and religion. Download syllabus

Schedule: Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18, 25 | Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 |Nov. 6, 13, 20 | Dec. 4, 11, 18
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructor: Mark Fretz

First & Second Corinthians (3 credits)
This course examines the Corinthian Epistles (English Text) and engages students in experiential exploration of the issues and theology addressed. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12, 26 | Oct. 10, 24 | Nov. 7, 21 | Dec. 5
New Location: Kaufman Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa.
Instructor: Reta Finger

Ministry in Times of Trauma (2 credits)
Traumatic life experiences come in many forms and touch multiple networks of relationships. Students will examine a healing path that integrates theology, spiritual and counseling skills. Download syllabus

Schedule: Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 | Oct. 4, 25 | Nov. 22 | Dec. 13
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown
Instructor: Mary Thiessen Nation

Spiritual Direction Seminar (3 credits) (across 2 semesters)
This course develops students’ gifts and skills in the ministry of giving spiritual direction – in one-on-one or group and congregational settings. Prerequisites: Formation in God’s Story, and CPE or Formation in Ministry. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday, 3-9 p.m. Sept. 5 | Oct. 3 | Nov. 14 | Dec. 5
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructors: Marcus Smucker and Robert Woodcock

Aging in Supportive Community (1 credit)
This course will equip students to understand and provide helpful resources for interactions with aging persons in the congregation. Download syllabus

Schedule: Monday, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10, 17
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructors: Gerald and Marlene Kauffman

Gateway Course: Anabaptist History and Theology (3 credits)
This course will acquaint students with the almost 500 year sweep of Anabaptist/Mennonite history and experience since 1525. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 20 |Oct. 17, 18 | Nov. 14, 15
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown
Instructors: Brinton Rutherford and Rose Bender
This course is part of the Gateway Series, a series of four courses that focus on Anabaptist identity, convictions and experience.

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