Brethren Academy Updates Its Course Listing for 2014

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary, has issued an updated course listing for 2014. Courses are open to Training in Ministry (TRIM) students; pastors, who may earn continuing education credit; and all interested persons.

The academy staff note that while students may be accepted into courses after the published registration deadline, the registration on that date determines whether there are enough students to offer a course. Many courses have required pre-course readings, so students need to be sure to allow enough time to complete those. Do not purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline is passed, and a course confirmation is received.

Courses noted as “SVMC” are offered through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center with offices on the campus of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College; contact or 717-361-1450 to register.

For more information or to register for the other courses listed below, go to or call 765-983-1824.

“History of the Church of the Brethren” is offered at the Young Center, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College on March 7-8 and 21-22 with instructor Jeff Bach (SVMC). The registration deadline is March 1.

“Beyond Sunday School: Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of our Children” is an online course with instructor Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, April 21-June 15. The registration deadline is March 17.

“Rock the Church, Rethinking Church Renewal” is offered at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., with instructor Stan Dueck, on May 14-17 in conjunction with the Church Planting Conference.

An Annual Conference Directed Independent Study Unit features leadership from Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, at the Ministers’ Association meeting in Columbus, Ohio, with instructor Chris Bowman, July 1-2. The registration deadline is June 2.

“Church of the Brethren Polity” is offered at the Young Center, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, with instructors Warren Eshbach and Randy Yoder, on July 11-12 and Aug. 15-16 (SVMC). The registration deadline is July 1.

“Luke-Acts and the Birth of the Church” is an online course with instructor Matthew Boersma, Sept. 29-Nov. 21. The registration deadline is Aug. 19.

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