Brethren Academy Announces Upcoming Courses

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced is upcoming course schedule. Courses are open to students in TRIM (Training in Ministry) and EFSM (Education for Shared Ministry) as well as pastors and all interested persons.

While students will continue to be accepted into courses beyond the registration deadline, on that date the academy determines whether there are enough students to offer a course. Many courses have required pre-course readings, so students need to allow enough time to complete reading prior to the start of the course. Students are requested not to purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline has passed, and a course confirmation is received.

To register for courses, contact or 765-983-1824. Register for courses noted “SVMC” through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, forms are at or contact or 717-361-1450.

“Church of the Brethren Polity and Practice,” a weekend intensive at McPherson (Kan.) College with instructor Jim Tomlonson, held from March 10-13. The registration deadline is Feb. 10.

“Chronicles,” an online course with instructor Steve Schweitzer, is held from April 4-May 27. The registration deadline is March 4.

“Walking to Peace,” an Annual Conference directed independent study unit (DISU) with Father John Dear and instructor Debbie Roberts, will be held June 28-29 in Greensboro, N.C. The registration deadline is May 28.

“Neighboring Faiths: A Christian-Muslim Encounter in the US,” (SVMC), is a weekend intensive held at Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren with instructor George Pickens, from Aug. 11-13. The registration deadline is July 11.

“Church of the Brethren History,” an online course with instructor Denise Kettering-Lane, is offered from Sept. 5-Oct. 28. The registration deadline is Aug. 5.

“Introduction to Theology,” an online course with instructor Nate Inglis, is offered Oct. 10-Dec. 2. The registration deadline is Sept. 10.

“Introduction to Old Testament,” an online course with instructor Matt Boersma, is offered on Oct. 16-Dec. 10. The registration deadline is Sept. 16.

“Faith and Finances,” a weekend intensive with instructor Beryl Jantzi, is held in November (final dates to be announced). The registration deadline will be in October.

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