Spring Courses

If you are a returning student who has a valid Royal User Login (MyEMU, Moodle, Gmail) then you will register by selecting the Returning Student box on the right.(Detailed instructions on how to register can be accessed here)

If you have never taken a course with EMU or have not used your login credentials for over a year, you must select the New Student Box. If you attempt to register for a course and run into problems or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sauder.

Tuition: $437 per credit hour 
Audit: $90 per credit hour
Technology fee: $50 per semester
Textbooks not included. 
Core degree requirement =Core degree requirement.


Textbook list for Spring 2018


CTH 512 Christian Tradition II (Traditional Classroom Course – 3 credits) Core degree requirement
A continuation of Christian Tradition I, covering from the Reformation to the present. Attention is given to current social and cultural contexts and to ways in which worship and theological reflection might be carried on today. Prerequisite: CTH 500.
Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Jan. 16,23,30; Feb. 6,13,20,27; Mar. 13,20,27; Apr. 3,10,17,24 
Location: EMU at Lancaster
Instructor: Brinton Rutherford, PhD

BVOT 667L I & 2 Kings [OT Book Study] (Traditional Classroom Course – 3 credits) Core degree requirement
This course explores the stories and larger context of the books of Kings from Solomon to the Babylonian Exile. The 440 year history of the two kingdoms provides the backdrop for knowing and understanding the second half of the Old Testament.
Schedule: Fri.-Sat, sessions, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Feb. 2-3; Mar. 2-3; Apr. 6-7
Location: EMU at Lancaster (February) and Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA (March and April)
Instructor: Tim Darling, PhD cand.

SMCL 547L Introduction to Leadership Coaching (Hybrid Course – 2 credits)
This course fosters a coaching mindset and skills which help prepare leaders to lead more effectively in a complex and generative 21st century context. Coaching skills sharpen self-awareness, deepen team building, and cultivate ministry and workplace effectiveness.
Schedule: On-site dates are: January 19-20 (9:00-5:00 each day) and March 9-10 (9:00-5:00 each day). Course end date is May 3, 2018.
Location: EMU at Lancaster 
Instructor: Rev. Christine A. Sharp, PhD cand. 
Required textbooks: 
- Rath, Tom. Strengthsfinder 2.0. Gallup Press, 2007.
- Rogers, Jenny. Coaching Skills: A Handbook. Open University Press, 3rd edition, 2012.
- Stoltzfus, Tony. Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach. 
  BookSurge Publishing, 2005.

Gateway Course

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

Note: there is no audit option in the standard registration process. To audit a Gateway class, please register for credit through the standard process and then email registration.lancaster@emu.edu asking for the course to be changed to audit status.

CM 663 Mennonite Faith and Polity (Traditional Classroom Course – 2 credits) Core degree requirement
This course examines two aspects of contemporary Mennonite reality. First, what the Mennonite Church has said and, especially, what it is currently saying about what it believes concerning the Christian faith; and second, how it structures itself in the light of those beliefs to carry out its ministry in the world. Focus will be on the expression of faith, its features and trends, in the last half century in the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church, now integrated as Mennonite Church USA. Polity at the denominational, area conference and congregational levels will be studied with special interest in the emerging structures of the integration process. Particular attention will be given to polity and ethical guidelines for ministerial leadership.
Schedule: Fri.-Sat. sessions, 9:00am-5:00pm, Feb. 9-10; Mar. 23-24
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA
Instructor: Steve Kriss, PhD

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