Thursday, October 07, 2010

Courses are offered through the Brethren Academy.

A number of upcoming courses for church leadership are offered through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren. Courses are open to Training in Ministry (TRIM) students, pastors (who will earn two continuing education units unless otherwise noted), and all interested persons.

"Administration as Pastoral Care" is offered at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, with instructor Julie M. Hostetter on Nov. 18-21. The registration deadline is Oct. 18.

"Healthy Congregation, Healthy Prospects, Missional Engagement" is held at McPherson (Kan.) College taught by Jim Kinsey, on Nov. 18-21. Registration deadline is Oct. 18.

"Introduction to Pastoral Care" takes place at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., with Anna Lee Hisey Pierson, on Jan. 10-14, 2011. Registration deadline is Dec. 10.

"Introduction to the New Testament," an online course led by Susan Jeffers, runs from Jan. 17, 2011, through March 11, 2011. Registration deadline is Dec. 17.

"The Historic Peace Churches Seeking Cultures of Peace" is taught at Bethany Seminary by faculty member Scott Holland, on June 13-17, 2011. Registration deadline is May 9, 2011.

A study tour to Germany, "The Protestant Church of Germany: Past and Present," with instructor Ken Rogers takes place in June 2011. Approximate cost will be $2,000 including airfare. The course will include some church history, but its major focus is on cross-cultural experience with most of the time spent in the city of Marburg and one-day excursions to a number of places including the village of Schwarzenau, where the Brethren movement began in 1708. Training in Ministry students will earn two units credit, pastors will earn four continuing education units. The registration deadline is December.

Go to for class brochures and registration information, or call 800-287-8822, ext. 1824. For courses offered by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, contact or 717-361-1450.

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