Spring 2017

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


FS 502L Formation in God’s Story 2 (2 credits) Core degree requirement
In this continuation course, students explore their own life narrative in the larger picture of God’s story in Scripture – particularly the life, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm , Jan. 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church
Instructor: Mark Wenger, PhD and Anne K. Weaver, MDiv, MSW

FS 601L Formation in Ministry 1 [Field Education] (3 credits) Core degree requirement
This course requires ministry practice under supervision. Students will utilize an action/reflection method of learning: practicing ministry and processing emerging issues, theology and relationships with the instructor and classmates.
Schedule: Fridays, Jan. 20, Mar. 10 & 21; Apr. 21
Location: EMU Lancaster and student settings of ministry
Instructor: Steve Kriss, PhD

CTT 634L Living Theology (3 credits) Core degree requirement
The class explores an answer to the question, “What must the church teach to be the church today.” Students will engage classic, Anabaptist, and contemporary teachings about major doctrines.
Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructor: Brinton Rutherford, PhD

BVNT 512L New Testament Text in Context (3 credits)Core degree requirement
This is a basic introduction to the New Testament and the historical, cultural and theological settings in which the Scriptures grew and the communities they addressed.
Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 2, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: EMU Lancaster
Instructor: Mark Fretz, PhD

SMCL 510L Contemporary Issues & Possibilities in Youth Ministry (3 credits)Core degree requirement
This course covers a range of topics and possibilities related to doing ministry with youth in various contexts. Students will research their own ethnographic study on a youth culture while creating their vision for youth ministry in or outside the church.
Schedule: Fri.-Sat. sessions, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Jan. 27-28; Feb. 24-25; Mar. 24-25
Location: Nueva Vida Norristown New Life
Instructor: Calenthia Dowdy, PhD

Gateway Course

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

CTH 527L Bible Survey and Anabaptist Hermeneutics (2 or 3 credits)Core degree requirement
This course introduces students to the historical and literary sweep of the Bible as a record of God’s salvation story. Students will examine various genres of biblical literature, understand different hermeneutic approaches, and formulate a defensible personal biblical hermeneutic.
Schedule: Fri.-Sat. sessions, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Feb. 17-18; Mar. 17-18
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa.
Instructor: Laura Brenneman, PhD

Summer Preview: 2017

• Preaching Institute Core degree requirement
• Cross Cultural: United Kingdom –Anabaptism & Post-Christendom in a Changing Context Core degree requirement
• The Holy Spirit in Anabaptist Experience

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