Spring 2016

Tuition: $432 per credit hour
Audit: $90 per credit hour
Technology fee: $50 per semester
Textbooks not included.
Core degree requirement Core degree requirement.

SMCL 547 L – Introduction to Leadership Coaching (2 credits) Hybrid course
This course fosters a coaching mindset and skills which help prepare pastors to lead more effectively in a complex and generative 21st century context. Coaching skills sharpen self-awareness, deepen team building, and cultivate ministry effectiveness.
Instructors: Phil Bergey and Anne K. Weaver
Schedule: Saturday, 8:30a.m.- 4:30pm, February 6, March 5 with online weekly components, Feb. 7 – March 12
Location: EMU Lancaster

CTH 512 L – Christian Tradition 2 (4 credits)
This course provides an overview of the ways in which the Christian Church has lived and expressed its faith in various cultures from the Reformation to the present. Additional resourcing in writing and research will be provided.
Instructor: Brinton Rutherford
Schedule: Tuesday, 6:00-10:00pm, Jan. 19, 26; Feb.2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 8,, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: EMU Lancaster

BVG 521 L – Interpreting the Biblical Text (3 credits)
This course focuses on the basic theory and practice of interpreting the Bible for application to the 21st century context. A key issue is how biblical authority is made effective in the church today through wise and careful interpretation.
Instructor: Mark Wenger
Schedule: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm, Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 10, 17, 31; Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: EMU Lancaster

BVNT 537 L – Ephesians/Colossians/Philippians (3 credits) Hybrid course
This course offers an inductive study of Philippians, Colossians, and Ephesians. Emphasis is on the link between the theological message, the contexts of the ancient Mediterranean, and the church settings.
Instructor: Laura Brenneman
Schedule: Friday & Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Feb. 12-13, Mar. 11-12
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church

SMCL 561 L – 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.
Instructor: Mary Thiessen Nation & Pauline Hoyte
Schedule: Friday, 6-9pm, and Saturday, 9am-5pm, Jan. 22-23; Feb. 19-20, Mar. 18-19
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church

SMCL 592 L – 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.
Instructor: Steve Kriss
Schedule: February – July
Location: TBD

Gateway Course

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

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

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