Brethren Academy announces upcoming courses




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Upcoming courses offered through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, pastors and other ministers, and all interested persons.

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The academy staff note that while students are accepted after the registration deadlines noted below, those dates help determine whether there are enough students to offer a course. Many courses require pre-course readings, so students need to allow enough time to complete those readings before starting classes. Students are asked to not purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline has passed and a course confirmation is received.

To register, contact the Brethren Academy at academy@bethanyseminary.edu or 765-983-1824. Courses marked “SVMC” are offered through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center based out of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, find registration forms at www.etown.edu/svmc or contact svmc@etown.edu or 717-361-1450.

Fall 2016

“Brethren Polity” (SVMC) is a course at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College with instructor Randy Yoder, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 28-30. The registration deadline is Aug. 30.

“Introduction to Theology” is an online course with instructor Nate Inglis, set for Oct. 10-Dec. 2. The registration deadline is Sept. 10.

“Introduction to Old Testament” is an online course with instructor Matt Boersma, scheduled for Oct. 16-Dec. 10. The registration deadline is Sept. 16.

“Ministry and Money” is a weekend intensive at McPherson (Kan.) College with instructor Beryl Jantzi on Nov. 10-13. The registration deadline is Oct. 10.

Winter/Spring 2017

“Administration as Pastoral Care” is a January intensive at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., on Jan. 9-11 (plus two follow-up sessions via Zoom). The registration deadline is Dec. 9.

“Transforming Faith: Introduction to Educational Ministry” is an online course with instructor Rhonda Pittman Gingrich on Feb. 1-March 28, 2017. The registration deadline is Jan. 6.

“Baptism: A Window into Comparative Theology” is a weekend intensive at McPherson (Kan.) College with instructor Russell Haitch, taking place April 27-30, 2017. The registration deadline is March 27.

“Paul’s Thought and the Pauline Tradition in the New Testament” (SVMC) is an online course with instructor Bob Cleveland. Dates to be announced.

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