Brethren Academy Updates Course List for 2015

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has issued an updated list of courses for 2015. The Brethren Academy is a partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary.

Academy courses are open to students in Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM), pastors (who may earn two continuing education units), and all interested persons. Students will be accepted beyond the registration deadlines, however those deadlines help determine whether enough students have registered to offer a course. Many courses have required pre-course readings, so students need to allow enough time to complete those readings. Those registering for courses should be sure to receive course confirmation before purchasing books or making travel plans.

To register for a course, contact academy@bethanyseminary.edu or 765-983-1824.

“Evangelism: Now and Not Yet,” Jan. 5-9, 2015, with instructor Tara Hornbacker at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Ind. The registration deadline has been extended to Dec. 17. Pre-class reading is required.

Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar, Jan. 16-19, 2015, will be a beginning retreat for a bi-vocational pastors cohort. The seminar will include four four-day retreats over the course of two years. Please contact the Brethren Academy at academy@bethanyseminary.edu or 765-983-1824 for additional information on this program. The registration deadline is Dec. 31.

“Now the Silence, Now the Songs: An Introduction to Worship,” Feb. 2-March 27, 2015, an online course with instructor Lee-Lani Wright. The registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2015.

“Narrative Theology,” April 16-19, 2015, with instructor Scott Holland at McPherson (Kan.) College. The registration deadline is March 19, 2015.

“Administration as Pastoral Care,” April 17-19, 2015, with instructor Julie Hostetter at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. The registration deadline is March 20, 2015.

Christians in Germany-Intercultural Travel Seminar, May 29-June 14, 2015, with instructor Kendall Rogers. The registration deadline is Jan. 1, 2015, to fly with the group. For those making their own flight reservations to Marburg, Germany, the registration deadline is March 1, 2015.

Annual Conference Directed Independent Study Unit, July 10-11, 2015, with presenter Joyce Rupp on the theme “Delving Deeply Into Compassion” onsite at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. The DISU instructor is Carrie Eikler. The registration deadline is June 12, 2015.

“Bi-vocational Ministry,” July 20-Sept. 11, 2015, an online course with instructor Sandra Jenkins. The registration deadline is June 22, 2015.

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