Upcoming Brethren Academy courses are announced




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The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced upcoming courses open to TRIM and EFSM students, pastors (who may earn 2 continuing education units per course), and other interested people. The academy is a joint program of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren.

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While the academy continues to accept students beyond the listed registration deadline for each course, that date is used to determine whether there are enough students to offer the course. Many courses require pre-course readings, so students need to be sure to allow enough time to complete the readings. Please do not purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline has passed and a course confirmation is received.

To register, contact the academy at academy@bethanyseminary.edu or 765-983-1824.

Summer/Fall 2019:

“Death and Dying,” an online course, is held Sept. 4-Oct. 29 with instructor Debbie Eisenbise. The registration deadline is July 31.

“Interim/Transitional Ministry: More than Mere Maintenance” is an online course held Sept. 25-Nov. 19 with instructor Tara Hornbacker. The registration deadline is Aug. 21.

“Church of the Brethren History,” a weekend intensive, is held Oct. 10-13 in Miami, Fla., hosted by a Haitian congregation of the Church of the Brethren. The instructor is Denise Kettering Lane. The registration deadline is Sept. 6.

“Introduction to the New Testament” is an online course held Oct. 16-Dec. 3 with instructor Matt Boersma. The registration deadline is Sept. 11.

Winter/Spring 2020:

“A Place of Refuge: Urban Ministry,” a two-week intensive, is held Jan. 6-16, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. The instructor is Joshua Brockway. The registration deadline is Nov. 1, 2019.

“Faith Formation for a Changing World” is an online course held Jan. 22-March 17, 2020, with instructor Rhonda Pittman-Gingrich. The registration deadline is Dec. 18, 2019.

“Spiritual Practices in Ministry” is an online course held April 15-June 9, 2020, with instructor Reba Herder. The registration deadline is March 11, 2020.

“Science and Faith,” a weekend intensive, is held April 29-May 3, 2020, with instructor Russell Haitch. The registration deadline is March 25, 2020.

“Church Planting,” a directed independent study, is being planned for May, 2020, with the date to be announced. The instructor is Stan Dueck.

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