The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has released an updated list of courses for 2012 and into 2013. Courses are open to Training in Ministry (TRIM) students, pastors (who may earn continuing education units), and all interested persons.
The academy accepts students beyond the registration deadlines, but on those dates will determine whether enough students have registered to be able to offer the class. Many courses have required pre-course readings, and students need to be sure to allow time to complete those assignments. Courses noted below as “SVMC” require registration through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, contact SVMC@etown.edu or 717-361-1450.
Registration brochures for these and other training opportunities are available through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership website www.bethanyseminary.edu/academy or by calling 800-287-8822 ext. 1824.
“What Brethren Believe,” an online course with instructor Denise Kettering, Sept. 4-Nov. 5 (registration deadline was Aug. 3)
“The Book of Romans,” an online course with instructor Susan Jeffers, Sept. 24-Nov. 2, register by Sept. 12 (SVMC)
“Family Systems: Hints for Congregational Leadership” in New Oxford, Pa., with instructor Warren Eshbach, Oct. 5-6 and Nov. 2-3, register by Sept. 21 (SVMC)
“But Who Is My Neighbor? Christianity in a Global Context” at McPherson (Kan.) College with instructor Kent Eaton, Oct. 25-28, register by Sept. 24
“The Word Alive: An Introduction to Preaching” at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., with instructor Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, professor of Preaching and Worship, Jan. 7-11, 2013, register by Dec. 10
“Introduction to New Testament,” an online course with instructor Susan Jeffers, Jan. 28-March 2, 2013, register by Jan. 7
“The Book of Jonah,” an online course with instructor Susan Jeffers, Feb. 11-March 22, 2013, register by Feb. 1 (SVMC)
“Story of the Church: Reformation to the Modern Age” in Lewistown, Pa., with instructor Craig Gandy, Feb. 28-March 3, 2013, register by Feb. 14 (SVMC)
“Evangelism,” an online course with instructor Tara Hornbacker, associate professor of Ministry Formation at Bethany Theological Seminary, to be held in Spring 2013
“Introduction to Pastoral Care” at McPherson (Kan.) College with instructor Anna Lee Hisey Pierson, to be held in Spring 2013
Two educational travel experiences are planned for late Spring 2013: a trip to Iona, Scotland, led by Ottoni-Wilhelm; and a “Journey Through the Bible” trip to the Holy Land (Israel) led by Bethany’s professor of New Testament Dan Ulrich and TRIM coordinator Marilyn Lerch, for 12 days beginning June 3. Contact the Brethren Academy office to express interest in either trip and for more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional classes offered by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center
(contact Amy Milligan at 717-361-1450 or email@example.com)
“Introduction to Old Testament” at the Middle Pennsylvania District Center with instructor David Banaszak, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 9, 16
“Reflections on the Care of Creation from the Perspective of the Hebrew Bible,” a continuing education event at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College with instructor Robert Neff, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 23, cost is $50 with an additional $10 for continuing education units
“Brethren Life” at the Middle Pennsylvania District Center with instructor Frank Ramirez, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 22, Feb. 5, 19, 26, 2013
“Teaching and Learning” at the Middle Pennsylvania District Center with instructor Donna Rhodes, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on March 18, April 1, 8, 22, 29, 2013