Friday, December 20, 2013

Brethren Academy issues updated course listing

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has issued an updated listing of courses to be offered. Courses are open to Training in Ministry (TRIM) students, pastors who may earn 2 continuing education units per course, and all interested persons.
The academy staff note that “while we continue to accept students beyond the registration deadline, on that date we determine whether we have enough students to offer a course. Many courses have required pre-course readings, so students need to be sure to allow enough time to complete those. Please do not purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline is passed, and you receive a course confirmation.”

Register for courses noted as “SVMC” through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center at or 717-361-1450. For all other courses listed go to the Brethren Academy website at

Jan 21-24, 2014: “The Reality of the Unseen: An Overview of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism” taught by Michael Hostetter at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. Registration deadline: Dec. 20.

Jan. 27-March 21, 2014: “Introduction to Old Testament,” an online course taught by Craig Gandy. Registration deadline: Dec. 16.

March 7-8, 21-22, 2014: “History of the Church of the Brethren" taught by Jeff Bach at the Young Center, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. SVMC. Registration deadline: March 1.

April 21-June 15, 2014: “Ministry with Children,” an online course taught by Rhonda Pittman Gingrich. Registration deadline: March 17.

May 14-17, 2014: “Rock the Church, Rethinking Church Renewal” at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., in conjunction with the Church Planting Conference.

July 1-2, 2014: Annual Conference Directed Independent Study Unit with Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, to take place onsite in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. The instructor is Chris Bowman. Registration deadline: June 2.

Summer 2014: “Church of the Brethren Polity” to be taught at the Young Center, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. SVMC.

Fall 2014: “Luke-Acts and the Birth of the Church” (tentative title), an online course taught by Matthew Boersma.

Source: 12/20/2013 Newsline

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