Gateway Courses are a series of four courses designed especially for pastors called to Mennonite congregations who do not have Anabaptist background and training. Many pastors are asked to take these courses as an expectation with being licensed or ordained. The courses are offered by Eastern Mennonite University in collaboration with Mennonite Conferences in southeastern Pennsylvania and can be taken for graduate credit or for non-credit. One course will be offered each semester on a two-year cycle:
- Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics
- Anabaptist Mission and Peace
- Anabaptist Leadership, Polity and Effectiveness
- Anabaptist History and Theology
Tuition: $432 per credit hour
Audit fee: $90 a credit hour.
Technology fee: $50 per student per term. Textbooks costs are additional.
=Core degree requirement.
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CM 663 L – Mennonite Faith & Polity [Gateway – Anabaptist Leadership & Polity] (2 credits)
With a focus on missional leadership, this course explores the practices and polities of Mennonite Church USA. Students will explore the possibilities and pitfalls of ministerial calling to identify best practices and anticipate the movement of the Spirit.
Instructor: Steve Kriss, Ph.D. cand.
Schedule: Friday & Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Jan 29-30, Feb. 26-27
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church