Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership updates course listing

The following English-language courses are offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a joint program of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary. Courses may be taken for personal enrichment, for continuing education (two continuing education units per course are available to Church of the Brethren credentialed ministers), or for TRIM/EFSM credit for students of Training in Ministry and Education for Shared Ministry.

Register and pay for courses online at or call 765-983-1824 (unless courses are offered through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center). Please do not purchase texts or make travel plans until the registration deadline has passed and a course confirmation is received.

“Church of the Brethren Polity and Practice” offered by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center in a hybrid format, via Zoom and in person, at Annville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren on Oct. 23-24 and Nov. 13-14, 2020, with instructor Randy Yoder. Registration deadline is Sept. 30, 2020. Register by contacting .
(Please note: for the TRIM level course, Yoder will teach at Annville Church of the Brethren, not the Atlantic Northeast District Office as previously announced, on Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be Zoom capability for students who would like to connect electronically. Contact to register, indicating in-person or via Zoom.)

“Introduction to Theopoetics,” a Zoom intensive on Nov. 20-22, 2020, with instructor Scott Holland. Registration deadline is Oct. 16, 2020.

“Elements of Preaching,” a Zoom intensive on Jan. 11-15, 2021, with instructor Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm. Registration deadline is Dec. 7, 2020.

“Church of the Brethren Polity,” online March 10-May 4, 2021, with instructor Torin Eikler. Registration deadline is Feb. 3, 2021.

“Defining Set-Apart Ministry Within the Multivocational Reality,” online April 7-June 1, 2021, with instructor Sandra Jenkins. Registration deadline is March 3, 2021.

“Doing Church Differently: Ministry in Times of Crisis,” online May 5-June 29, 2021, with instructor Debbie Eisenbise. Registration deadline is March 31, 2021.

“The Reward of Risk: Church Planting and Revitalization Emerging in Today’s Current Dynamics,” a Directed Independent Study in conjunction with the Church Planting Conference planned for the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on May 12-14, 2021, with instructor Stan Dueck. Registration deadline is April 7, 2021.

“Interpreting 1 Corinthians for the Twenty-First-Century Church,” a Directed Independent Study in conjunction with the Ministers’ Association Pre-Annual Conference event planned for Greensboro, N.C., on June 29-30, 2021, with instructor Dan Ulrich. Registration deadline is May 28, 2021.

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