Spring academy courses cover race and congregation, Bible survey, thinking theologically, church polity




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Several courses are offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership in the spring. These are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, ministers seeking continuing education, and others. The fee per course is $295.

Eric Bishop

Eric Bishop

“Race and the Congregation” with Eric Bishop, vice president of student services for Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and an adjunct professor teaching mass media at the University of La Verne and leadership courses in the doctoral program at San Diego State University. This course is hosted at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Feb. 21-24. For registration contact the academy at 800-287-8822 ext. 1824 or academy@bethanyseminary.edu . Find a brochure at https://bethanyseminary.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Race-and-the-Congregation_brochure_r1.pdf .

“Survey of the Bible” with Bethany Seminary academic dean Steven Schweitzer takes place at Miami (Fla.) Haitian Church of the Brethren on March 1-3. The registration deadline is Jan. 25. Find a brochure at https://bethanyseminary.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Survey-of-the-Bible-brochure.pdf .

“How to Think Theologically” is an online course March 13-May 7, with Bethany Seminary professor Nate Inglis as instructor. The registration deadline is Feb. 6. Find a brochure at https://bethanyseminary.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/How-to-Think-Theologically-Brochure.pdf

“Church of the Brethren Polity” is an online course April 3-May 28, taught by Torin Eikler, district executive minister for Northern Indiana District. The registration deadline is Feb. 27. Find a brochure at https://bethanyseminary.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CoB-Polity-Brochure.pdf .

For more information go to https://bethanyseminary.edu/brethren-academy/brethren-academy-course-listings .

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