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Spring 2015

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

SMCL611L Pastoral Care (3 credits)
This class will examine what it means to be a caregiver in the ministry of the church. There will be a brief introduction of basic counseling skills. Download syllabus

Schedule: Monday evenings, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructor: Jason Kuniholm, D.Min.

CTT634L Living Theology (3 credits) Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.
The class explores an answer to the question, “What must the church teach to be the church today.” Students will engage classic, Anabaptist, and contemporary teachings about major doctrines. Download syllabus

Schedule: Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructor: Brinton Rutherford, Ph.D.

FS502L Formation in God’s Story (2 credits) Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.
In this continuation course, students explore their own life narrative in the larger picture of God’s story in Scripture – particularly the life, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ. Download syllabus

Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30p.m. Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; Apr. 7, 21
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa.
Instructors: Mark Wenger, Ph.D. and Anne K. Weaver, MSW

FS702L Formation in Missional Leadership (3 credits) Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.
In this capstone M.Div. course, students continue to work at an integrative study of identity and missional leadership. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 17
Location: Various
Instructor: Steve Kriss, Ph.D. cand.

SMCL561L Ministering 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. Jan. 17; Feb. 7; Mar. 7, 28; Apr. 18
Location: Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.
Instructor: Mary Thiessen Nation, Ph.D. and Pauline Hoyt

CTH529L Anabaptist History and Theology (1 credit)
This intensive survey course will acquaint students with the almost 500-year sweep of Anabaptist/Mennonite history, experience and theological reflection since 1525. Download syllabus

Schedule: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. March 6 & 7
Location: Rochester Mennonite Fellowship, Rochester, NY
Instructor: Brinton Rutherford, Ph.D.

Gateway Course

Gateway courses are a series of four courses that focus on Anabaptist identity, convictions and experience. Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.

  • BVG 527 L Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics (2 credits)*
    This course introduces students to the historical and literary sweep of the Bible as a record of God’s salvation story. Students will examine various genre of biblical literature, understand different hermeneutic approaches, and formulate a defensible personal biblical hermeneutic. Core degree requirement Meets Core degree requirement by adding a 1-credit Directed Study. Download syllabus

Schedule: Two Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Feb. 20-21; Mar. 20-21
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa.
Instructor: Laura Brenneman, Ph.D.

For more information and Gateway registration visit Gateway Courses

Preaching Institute

The Preaching Institute (2 credits)
This course invites students and congregations to reinterpret the role of the sermon and the proclamation of the Good News in the gathered community. This will occur through intensive seminars, practice and reflection, and interaction with guests.

Schedule: February – June 2015. Details TBD
Location: TBD Bucks/Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Kriss, Ph.D. cand.