ID Title Professor
BCS 5523 CL
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Workshops/Retreat 4
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Workshops/Retreat 4 Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 15/16; Feb 12/13; Apr 8/9
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course explores the heritage and modalities of spiritual formation in the Black Tradition and engages students in traditional and contemporary practices and activities by means of workshops, seminars, or retreat formats. Particular attention will be given to how spiritually forming activities interface with issues of justice. This course will alternate with BCS 5522, which explores the same concerns using different resources.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
BCS 7705 CL
Internship in Black Church Studies 2
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Myers
Internship in Black Church Studies 2 Download Syllabus Class meets on Fridays, Jan 15 and Apr 22
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course engages students in an Internship in Black Church Studies under the supervision of a mentor. The primary goal of the Internship is to connect the student holistically and intimately with the life of the institution so that the student is identified as "one of them." The internship also mentors, guides and assists students in their efforts to secure employment in ministries suited to their calling.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BCS/CHS 5505 CL
History of the Black Church - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Miller
History of the Black Church - CANCELED Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Feb 5/6; Apr 1/2; Apr 22/23
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

An examination and interpretation of the history of the Black Church, including the seven historic American Black denominations: the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Incorporated; the National Baptist Convention; and the Church of God in Christ. The role of the Black Church in the Black community will be emphasized along with the contributions to and distinctives within American Protestantism which the Black Church offers.

Albert G Miller
BCS/CRE 5527/5525 CL
Dynamics of Black Church, Black Family and Black Minister
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Dynamics of Black Church, Black Family and Black Minister Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 22/23; Feb 19/20; Apr 15/16
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center

This course will present an overview of issues, concepts, events, heritage, as well as customs that have evolved to comprise a general African American world view. The course will outline and explore the elements of Black culture that are expressed in the social institutions of Church and Family. The unifying cultural themes will be discussed as functional and central to personal identity and emotional equilibrium. Implications for pastoral care and worship will be discussed.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
BSG 5501 DL
Engaging Texts & Contexts - CLOSED
Mournet
Engaging Texts & Contexts - CLOSED Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
BSG 5501 CL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Overland
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
BSG 5502 DL
Encountering Scripture beyond Translations - CLOSED
deSilva, Baker
Encountering Scripture beyond Translations - CLOSED Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

The goal of this course is to enable students to enrich their grasp of a given Scripture passage by researching its meaning in the original-language. Students will learn about the theory and practice of translation, the evaluation of translations, how to recognize when investigation of the original-language text is warranted, and how to pursue such investigation responsibly.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu
BSG 5510 COL
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation - CANCELED
M: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Eastman
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation - CANCELED Download Syllabus Monday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
2 Credit Hours

(FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY) Mental health professionals will often encounter clients operating from within a Christian world view. This course seeks to provide these professionals with a framework for examining how an individual's interpretations of discrete Scriptures position him or her for greater or diminished mental and relational health. In particular, the course seeks to equip future counselors to help disentangle interpretations of Scripture that perpetuate dysfunction and to help construct interpretations that are both sound and healthful.

David Eastman
CHP 7790 AS
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekend of April 22-23.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
1 Credit Hours

Graduating chaplaincy students will synthesize the subject-matter knowledge they have acquired, integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge, and connect theory with application in preparation for entry into professional ministry by offering a comprehensive report on a chaplaincy setting to which they feel called. The final project will include reflection on artifacts from courses in the chaplaincy core.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
CHS 5500 COL
The Story of the Christian Faith
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Stoffer
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course enables students to understand the development of the church in historical context, with special emphasis on the theological, cultural, philosophical, and political factors that shaped the church.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CHS 5500 AS
The Story of the Christian Faith
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Stoffer
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course enables students to understand the development of the church in historical context, with special emphasis on the theological, cultural, philosophical, and political factors that shaped the church.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CHS/CTH 6621 AS
History and Thought of the Eastern Church - CANCELED
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Swope
History and Thought of the Eastern Church - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course is a study of Orthodox Christianity from the first century to the present, examining both its historical development and its distinctive theological perspectives. Students will consider the actual and potential contributions of this ancient tradition to current theological conversations.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
CHS/CTH 6640 DL
Contemporary Theological Perspectives
Colijn
Contemporary Theological Perspectives Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a chronological survey of major theologians and theological movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through engagement with both primary and secondary sources, students will gain an understanding of the diversity of voices within contemporary theology and will be challenged to consider their significance for the church today.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CHS/CTH 7798 AS
Senior Seminar - CANCELED
Senior Seminar - CANCELED DATES/TIMES TBA
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Historical and Theological Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular historical or theological problem. If there are not enough students to populate a regular class, students will write their papers in the context of either an advanced-level elective course or an independent study project. In either case, students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (HTS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

CLC 5501 CCA
Spiritual Themes in Clinical Counseling
Th: 2:35PM-4:15PM
Mann
Spiritual Themes in Clinical Counseling Download Syllabus Thursday - 2:35PM-4:15PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

This course provides the clinical counselor an overview of components of the client's identity, focus, and direction from a spiritual perspective. Special attention is given to the self-concept, forgiveness, and suffering in clinical work. Attention will be given to the impact of spirituality on the healing process.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 5508 CCA
Counseling Techniques
Th: 10:51AM-2:25PM
Davis, Facilitators
Counseling Techniques Download Syllabus This course time includes a break for lunch from 12:25-1:25 p.m.
Thursday - 10:51AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to equip the student with a knowledge of the essential counseling skills such as attending, listening, probing, focusing, goal setting and challenging.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 5509 CCA
Counseling Theories
Th: 8:00AM-10:45AM
Imhoff
Counseling Theories Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:45AM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
3 Credit Hours

Surveys major concepts and practices of contemporary therapeutic systems. Attention is also given to the integration of biblical principles with sound behavioral science.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 5522 CCC
Lifestyle and Career Counseling
T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Imhoff
Lifestyle and Career Counseling Download Syllabus This course time includes a break for lunch from 12:25-1:25 p.m.
Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
3 Credit Hours

Designed to equip the counselor with the concepts and skills necessary to do lifestyle and career assessment and to implement career goals in a plan of action from a Christian viewpoint.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 5531 CCA
Group Dynamics 2
Th: 4:25PM-5:40PM
Imhoff, Facilitators
Group Dynamics 2 Download Syllabus Thursday - 4:25PM-5:40PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
1.5 Credit Hours

Continues the learning of interpersonal skills with additional attention to advanced empathy, constructive confrontation and immediacy. Personal growth goals are set and pursued and process awareness skills are sharpened.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 6636 CCC
Practicum in Counseling
T: 2:35PM-4:15PM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Practicum in Counseling Download Syllabus Tuesday - 2:35PM-4:15PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
2 Credit Hours

This practicum focuses on the basic counseling skills, providing opportunities for observation and active practice of these behaviors. Constructive feedback is provided by the practicum supervisor through the use of role-playing and structured exercises.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC-S cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
CLC 7721 COL
Crisis Counseling (III)
T: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Kasberg
Crisis Counseling (III) Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the special models, theories, and techniques of crisis intervention. Crisis management resources are identified and special crisis situations are explored.

Mary Kay Kasberg
CLC 7729 HY
Differential Diagnosis (III) - CLOSED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Reuschling
Differential Diagnosis (III) - CLOSED Download Syllabus This is a hybrid course with actual class meetings scheduled for the weekends of January 15-16 and 22-23.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 201
3 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts are presented for the proper assessment of different categories of abnormal behavior. Special attention is given to the principles underlying the multiaxial approach of the DSM system. Includes material on conducting the diagnostic interview and the mental status exam.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CLC 7744 AS
Marriage Counseling (IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Kelso
Marriage Counseling (IV) Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 15/16, 22/23, 29/30, Feb 5/6
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to marriage counseling and special issues in family counseling. Attention will be given to history-taking, problem assessment, and therapeutic interventions.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CLC 7761 COL
Personality Assessment (II)
M: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Wetherbee
Personality Assessment (II) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
3 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts are presented for the assessment of personality using objective (i.e. non-projective) assessment instruments. Special attention will be given to the development, nature (structure), administration, and interpretation of objective personality instruments. Both scientific and practical aspects of these inventories will be addressed.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CLC 7770 CCC
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM
Wetherbee
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
3 Credit Hours

Students will receive an overview of significant professional, legal and ethical considerations applicable to the counseling process. Attention is also give to issues of licensure.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CLC 7780 AS
Counseling the Dying and Grieving (IV)
M: 9:00AM-11:45AM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Counseling the Dying and Grieving (IV) Download Syllabus Monday - 9:00AM-11:45AM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 201
3 Credit Hours

Issues of death, dying, loss, and grief impact lives on a regular basis. This course will provide counseling students with foundational biblical, historical, and theological "end of life" principles. The course will provide an overview of current conceptualizations of grief and mourning. Interventions will be presented for supporting the dying, as well as individuals going through bereavement. Additional strategies will be presented for identifying and intervening with those who have clinically significant complicated grief. Throughout the course, the students will be encouraged to explore their own grief reactions, as well as to consider the meaning of life and death from a Christian worldview.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC-S cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
CLC 7782 COL
Advanced Family Counseling (IV) - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-2:35PM
Davis
Advanced Family Counseling (IV) - CANCELED Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Feb 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-2:35PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to broaden the student's theoretical understanding of family therapy. The course will also help the student assess dysfunctional family behavioral patterns and strategize intervention techniques that will disrupt rigid behavioral patterns among family members.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CLC 7789 COL
Child and Play Therapy (IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Barrett
Child and Play Therapy (IV) Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Mar 4/5, 11/12, 18/19, Apr 1/2
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
3 Credit Hours

The treatment of children from several different theoretical orientations will be presented in this course. Because play is the language of children, much of the class time will be spent teaching play therapy techniques. Resources and equipment needed for treating children will be discussed. The course will include "hands on" experience of psychological methods used with children.

Patricia Barrett pbarrett@ashland.edu
CLC 7795 COL
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V)
T: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Mann
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V) Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the value of treatment planning within the therapeutic endeavor, general guiding principles for treatment planning, and well-researched, effective treatment protocols for dealing with specific DSM-IV diagnoses. (A basic understanding of DSM-IV diagnostics, counseling theory, and mental health treatment is required for this course.)

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 7796 AS
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg Conference Room
2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7796 COL
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 AS
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg Conference Room
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7796 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 COL
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7796 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 AS
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg Conference Room
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7797 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 COL
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7797 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
Facilitators Facilitators
CLD 6630 COL
Leading the People of God
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Lewis
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and Christian tradition. This will include both character and competency issues that leaders must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. This course will also orient the students to healthy congregational structures, administration, and stewardship with a particular emphasis on essential financial processes. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CLD 7774 COL
Communication and Conflict in the Church - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Communication and Conflict in the Church - CANCELED Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 22/23; Mar 4/5; Apr 8/9
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course will provide an overall view of communication and the process of conflict resolution in the administration of the local congregation including committees, boards and staff.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
CNS 5532 DC1
YR 1 SPR DET COHORT
Group Dynamics 2
M: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Harrington
Group Dynamics 2 YR 1 SPR DET COHORT Download Syllabus Monday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Continues the learning of interpersonal skills with additional attention to advanced empathy, constructive confrontation and immediacy. Personal growth goals are set and pursued and process awareness skills are sharpened.

Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CNS 6635 DC1
YR 1
Practicum in Counseling
W: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Marshall
Practicum in Counseling YR 1 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:15PM
Detroit Counseling Program
2 Credit Hours

Provides students with practice in helping skills via activities such as written exercises, structured exercises, role-playing, verbatims and field exercises. Includes constructive feedback on student's practice of helping skills.

Sharon Marshall smarshal@ashland.edu
CNS 6652 DC2
YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS
Group Counseling 2
M: 8:45PM-10:00PM
McKinstry
Group Counseling 2 YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Continues to provide opportunity for personal growth through group counseling. It also acquaints the student with a variety of group therapy models and techniques. Students explore their own leadership interventions.

Mashavu McKinstry mmckinst@ashland.edu
CNS 6691 DC2
YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
M: 6:00PM-8:30PM
James
Introduction to Research Methods and Design YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-8:30PM
Detroit Counseling Program
3 Credit Hours

Provides the student with a review of the basic concepts and methods of social/behavioral research. Material to be covered includes: questionnaire construction, interview techniques, observational methods and statistical analysis.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CNS 6692 DC2
YR 2 SPRING DET COHORT CLASS
Assessment
W: 7:30PM-10:00PM
James
Assessment YR 2 SPRING DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Wednesday - 7:30PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
3 Credit Hours

Acquaints the student with the history and theory of psychological testing. Covers the most popular psychological tests, helpful interpretive concepts and application of psychological tests most available to pastoral counselors.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CNS 7796 DC2
YR 2
Internship in Counseling 1
W: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Harrington
Internship in Counseling 1 YR 2 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:15PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional.

Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CRE 5501 AS
Forming the People of God
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CRE 5501 CL
Forming the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus WEEKENDS; Feb 12/13; Mar 18/19; Apr 15/16
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CRE 5503 DL
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED
Morton
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course seeks to give grounding to the work of disciple-making by understanding the redemptive purpose and communal nature of the church. Relational practices for making disciples and building community will be emphasized. Additionally, biblical strategies for disciple-making will receive attention.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CTH 5510 AS
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
Th: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Colijn
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

(FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY) This course is a survey of Christian theology for students in professional counseling. Building upon key themes in biblical theology, the course gives students an overview of Christian doctrines, with special attention to issues important in counseling. The course is designed to expose students to a variety of theological perspectives so that they can develop a coherent theological framework for themselves as Christian professionals and so that they can engage the religious views of Christian clients with integrity and respect.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 5520 DL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
Colijn
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the traditional topics of systematic theology as a narrative of salvation history. It is designed to equip students with a comprehensive and coherent theological framework for engaging in life and ministry in light of the present and future reign of God.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 6642 COL
The Holy Spirit
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Pierce
The Holy Spirit Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 15/16; Feb 19/20; Apr 1/2
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course deals with the person and work of the Holy Spirit biblically, historically, and experientially. Students will have opportunity to reflect on the role of the Spirit in their own lives as well as in the church and world today.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
CTH 6645 CL
Person and Message of Jesus - CANCELED
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Person and Message of Jesus - CANCELED Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the identity, life, and teachings of Jesus as understood in biblical, historical, and contemporary contexts. Students will be challenged to engage with Christ as the center of Christian faith and practice.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CTH 7790 DL
Pilot Course: At Last-Christian Eschatology
Douglass
Pilot Course: At Last-Christian Eschatology Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu
CWP 5512 AS
Worship and the Community of God
T: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Douglass
Worship and the Community of God Download Syllabus This is how the ministry cohort classes are structured:

8:45-10:15 - Person in Ministry lecture
10:15 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Worship and the Community of God lecture
1:00-4:00 - Small Group for both classes


Tuesday - 10:30AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the liturgical life of the Christian faith. Building upon the foundations of the Bible, Christian tradition, and theology, the course provides the necessary information for a robust understanding of Christian corporate worship. In addition, this course examines the ways in which worship plays a fundamental role in forming and sustaining the community of faith. It also presents students the opportunity to acquire and practice the skills that are necessary to plan and lead meaningful corporate worship. (Ministry Cohort Course)

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu
CWP 5512 CL
Worship and the Community of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Worship and the Community of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the liturgical life of the Christian faith. Building upon the foundations of the Bible, Christian tradition, and theology, the course provides the necessary information for a robust understanding of Christian corporate worship. In addition, this course examines the ways in which worship plays a fundamental role in forming and sustaining the community of faith. It also presents students the opportunity to acquire and practice the skills that are necessary to plan and lead meaningful corporate worship. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMB 9903
Black Church Studies
Frontier Issues in African American Biblical Hermeneutics
Myers
Frontier Issues in African American Biblical Hermeneutics Black Church Studies April 18-22, 2016
Dr. Cain Felder, Ph.D.
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMB 9951 BCS
Black Church Studies
Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality
Myers
Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality Black Church Studies Download Syllabus Taught by Dr. Diana Hayes
January 18-22, 2016
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to and overview of the more than 400 year spiritual journey of African Americans in the United States. Beginning with the spirituality of their ancestors in Africa itself, we explore how that spirituality was brought to the United States and, forged in the furnace of the Middle Passage, slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights and other liberation movements, developed into a spiritual foundation that enabled African Americans to embrace Christianity and persevere in their struggle towards freedom and full citizenship in the United States.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMN 9911
Core Seminars
Formational Hermeneutics
Hawk
Formational Hermeneutics Core Seminars Download Syllabus February 15-18, 2016
Shultz 103
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course explores the interpretation of Scripture for the purpose of personal and ministry formation. Students will be challenged to develop a self-aware, consistent hermeneutic that integrates responsible interpretation with personal transformation. They will apply this hermeneutic to their own ministry contexts to enrich their use of Scripture in preaching, teaching, and spiritual formation.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
DMN 9913
Core Seminars
Leading the Church in the 21st Century
Bevere
Leading the Church in the 21st Century Core Seminars Download Syllabus February 15-18, 2016
Shultz 104
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course will focus on selected issues facing Christian leaders in an ever-changing world. Particular attention will be given to understanding the context in which the student lives and serves and how to develop effective forms of ministry that remain faithful to biblical principles, while being relevant, incarnational in approach, and culturally sensitive in presentation. The relationship between spiritual formation and leadership development will be included.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
DMN 9922
Formational Counseling
Healing Prayer and the Formational Counselor
Wardle
Healing Prayer and the Formational Counselor Formational Counseling Download Syllabus January 12-16, 2016 (Cohort N - Seminar format)
Shultz 105
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

Students will explore the biblical, historical, and practical aspects of healing and well being, as well as learn to integrate the Spirit-directed ministry of formational prayer into the formational counselor's commitment to helping the broken person. Students will explore the process of formational prayer and the relationship that past woundings and traumatic events have upon dysfunctional behavior and emotional upheaval.

Terry Wardle twardle@ashland.edu 419-289-5774
DMN 9924
Formational Counseling
The Formational Counselor as Prophet, Priest, and Storyteller
Wardle
The Formational Counselor as Prophet, Priest, and Storyteller Formational Counseling Download Syllabus January 18-22, 2016 (Cohort N)
Shultz 105
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course will expose students to the ministry of spiritual direction as it relates to formational counseling. Particular attention will be given to the biblical roles of prophet, priest, and storyteller, as each relates to helping broken people find hope and healing in Jesus Christ. Historical considerations relative to spiritual direction will be discussed as well as the practical application of spiritual direction in the ministry of formational counseling.

Terry Wardle twardle@ashland.edu 419-289-5774
DMN 9945
Spiritual Formation
Spirituality of Henri Nouwen
Watson
Spirituality of Henri Nouwen Spiritual Formation Download Syllabus February 15-18, 2016
Shultz 105
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course will expose the student to the writings of the great contemporary spiritual writer and master, Henri Nouwen. The class will foster a depth of understanding of themes of the spiritual life from Nouwen's works. Topics such as God, Christ, prayer, silence, community, ministry, church, and world will be addressed. Students will integrate Nouwen's spiritual themes into some aspect of their ministry context.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
DMN 9960
Transformational Leadership
Political Reality and Spiritual Leadership
Bevere
Political Reality and Spiritual Leadership Transformational Leadership Download Syllabus February 15-18, 2016
Shultz 101
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

To deepen and cultivate participant's knowledge of spiritual renewal theologically, historically and to practically equip them to experience, lead, prepare and organize the local church for renewal.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9996 GT
Research Proposal Seminar
F: 8:30AM-12:30PM
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar Download Syllabus February 19, 2016 (General Tracks)
Shultz 103
Friday - 8:30AM-12:30PM
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable proposal for a Doctor of Ministry project. The student will conceive and design a ministry project. The proposal is a document with the precise form that outlines the strategic planning and rationale of the ministry project. The class will include instruction in project design, assessment, and academic research.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9996
Research Proposal Seminar
M: 8:00AM-4:00AM
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar Download Syllabus January 11, 2016 (Cohort N, Part 2)
Shultz 105
Monday - 8:00AM-4:00AM
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable proposal for a Doctor of Ministry project. The student will conceive and design a ministry project. The proposal is a document with the precise form that outlines the strategic planning and rationale of the ministry project. The class will include instruction in project design, assessment, and academic research.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9997 FC
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Bevere
Dissertation Writing Seminar Download Syllabus April 11-14, 2016
Shultz 101
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable final paper for the Doctor of Ministry degree. The student will learn the expectations and design of each chapter in the final doctoral paper. The final paper is an academic report of the student's ministry project. The class will include instruction in academic writing and research.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9997
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Bevere
Dissertation Writing Seminar Download Syllabus April 18-21, 2016
Shultz 101
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable final paper for the Doctor of Ministry degree. The student will learn the expectations and design of each chapter in the final doctoral paper. The final paper is an academic report of the student's ministry project. The class will include instruction in academic writing and research.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
ETH 5530 DE
Christian Ethics
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 22/23; Feb 19/20; Mar 18/19
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course assists students to reflect on moral issues through the perspective of Christian faith and discipleship, by developing responses and practices of justice that bear witness to the full scope of the kingdom of God when applied to a variety of ethical concerns.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
ETH 5530 DL
Christian Ethics
Hamsher
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course assists students to reflect on moral issues through the perspective of Christian faith and discipleship, by developing responses and practices of justice that bear witness to the full scope of the kingdom of God when applied to a variety of ethical concerns.

Matthew Hamsher mhamshe2@ashland.edu
EVG 5513 DL
Evangelistic Practices - CANCELED
Van Dop
Evangelistic Practices - CANCELED Online 3 Credit Hours

This course explores the praxis of evangelism from the context of the individual faith-sharer and the local church. The course examines the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for evangelism, church growth, and church planting to include various concepts, models, techniques, and methods used by disciple-making congregations. Students will also explore how the local church partners in world evangelization.

Stephen Van Dop
EVG 5513 CL
Evangelistic Practices
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Evangelistic Practices Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the praxis of evangelism from the context of the individual faith-sharer and the local church. The course examines the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for evangelism, church growth, and church planting to include various concepts, models, techniques, and methods used by disciple-making congregations. Students will also explore how the local church partners in world evangelization.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
FLD 6601 DL
Field Study Introduction
Swope
Field Study Introduction Download Syllabus Online 1 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the Field Study program and helps them launch into their Field Study at a Field Site with a Field Mentor. Class includes one face-to-face Orientation Seminar to prepare students for online learning and the rigors of self-directed field education. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6602 DL
Field Study 2
Swope
Field Study 2 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course continues the work begun in FLD 6601 Field Study Introduction. Students will continue to broaden and deepen their experience in ministry as they work at their Field Site and meet with their Field Mentor. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6603 DL
Field Study 3
Swope
Field Study 3 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

Students will continue to develop in their chosen ministry as they work at their Field Site with their Field Mentor. After completing FLD 6603, MAPT, MAPCC, and MASF students may register for FLD 6610 Field Study Capstone. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6604 DL
Field Study 4
Swope
Field Study 4 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course allows M.Div. students to delve deeper into ministry practice. Students will continue in their Field Study with their Field Mentor as they maximize their strengths and develop their growth areas. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6605 DL
Field Study 5
Swope
Field Study 5 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course allows MDIV students to delve deeper into ministry practice. Students will continue in their Field Study with their Field Mentor as they maximize their strengths and develop their growth areas. A portion of the field hours in this class will be used to complete an advanced ministry project in the context of their Field Study. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6610 DL
Field Study Capstone
Swope
Field Study Capstone Download Syllabus Online 1 Credit Hours

Students conclude their Field Study through final evaluation and reflection upon their entire seminary experience. The Capstone experience for Field Study includes writing a Case Study, compiling a Capstone Portfolio, and arranging a Graduation Interview with a team of ministerial, personal, and academic mentors. Graduation interviews must be completed by November 15th for December graduation and by April 15th for May graduation. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
HOM 6613 AS
Preaching in Contemporary Context - CANCELED
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Thompson
Preaching in Contemporary Context - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course is concerned with the task in assisting students in understanding contemporary North American cultural milieu and then to assist students to preach skillfully under the anointing of the Holy Spirit in that milieu. The course will give attention to understanding the contours of postmodern thought, implications of technological revolution, alternative expressions of preaching such as found in the Emerging Church movement, and preaching in a free society with its political dimensions. Each student will preach in this course.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
HOM 6695 CL
Preaching Practicum
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Preaching Practicum Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Feb 5/6; Feb 19/20; Apr 1/2
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This follow-up course to HOM 5511 assumes all of the skills and readings that were presented there. The focus in the practicum is to build upon the exegetical, sermon delivery and other skills that students encountered in HOM 5511.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
ITS 5500 DL
STEP ONE Platform
Hudson
STEP ONE Platform Download Syllabus Online Pass/Fail Credit Hours

This 5-week introductory, online, non-credit platform that will set the student on pace for a thriving Seminary journey by exposing them to several tools necessary for success. Student will have an opportunity to give feedback on their experience as an entering new student through the ESQ (Entering Student Questionnaire). Student will complete a writing assessment to gain a better understanding of what is necessary for academic writing success at Ashland. Opportunity will be given to each student to learn how to navigate through an online format via a LMS (Learning Management System). Participation in online dialogue with fellow students, devotions, email correspondence, videos, and special readings are all a part of this introductory platform. Additionally, we are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for the student to complete a personality assessment to discover personal strengths and preferences that will enhance a deeper knowledge of one's self. This will be achieved through a one on one meeting with a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner about the results of their personality assessment and its integration with their learning style, family life, relationships and career goals. Lastly, each student will be assigned to an academic advisor who will put together a MAP (My Advising Plan) for an appropriate and successful educational journey at ATS.

Carrie Hudson, D.Min.
ITS 7790 AS
Senior Seminar/Capstone
Senior Seminar/Capstone Ashland 3 Credit Hours

The Senior Seminar is meant to be an interdisciplinary experience in which students conduct research in either a field of their special interest or a general topic selected by faculty leading the seminar. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect upon a topic from a biblical, historical or theological perspective. Students will share the results of their research in a paper presentation in a seminar format.

MSS 5501 AS
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
M: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Payne
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus Monday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course presents the mission of God (mission Dei) and lays biblical, theological, and practical foundations for its conceptualization. It also exposes students to the worldwide context as it explores issues related to Christian missions, the intersection of Christianity and world religions, and the global church.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
MSS 6613 AS
Cultural Competencies
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Cultural Competencies Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 22/23; Feb 12/13; Apr 1/2; May 6/7
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 202
3 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes the idea of culture as it uses the disciplines of cultural anthropology, cross-cultural communication, and sociology to help students develop cultural competencies that will inform how they practice ministry in the multi-cultural context of a given ministry setting. The course emphasizes cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, and cultural encounters. The course utilizes case studies, self-assessment, and participant observation.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NTS 5502 DL
Biblical Greek 2
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Biblical Greek 2 Download Syllabus This course will be taught synchronously, which means the student is required to join an online web-meeting on the listed day and times.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Online
3 Credit Hours

This is the second of a two-course sequence that trains students to use the original language of the New Testament competently for preaching, teaching, and study. Emphasis is placed on how the language works. Students are taught the principles of Greek grammar, a basic vocabulary, how to read the Greek New Testament, translation strategies, and the basic exegetical skills appropriate to the stages of their facility in the language.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
NTS 5511 COL
Introduction to the New Testament
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Mournet
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the critical study and interpretation of the New Testament. The course focuses student on hearing the New Testament writings as pastoral responses shaped by and addressing first-century socio-historical settings. It includes exploration of their theological and narrative content, exposure to diverse interpretive approaches, and examination of literary, historical and cultural issues relevant to their interpretation.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
NTS 5511 DE
Introduction to the New Testament
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the critical study and interpretation of the New Testament. The course focuses student on hearing the New Testament writings as pastoral responses shaped by and addressing first-century socio-historical settings. It includes exploration of their theological and narrative content, exposure to diverse interpretive approaches, and examination of literary, historical and cultural issues relevant to their interpretation.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
NTS 6601/7701 AS
Gospel of Matthew/Exegesis of Matthew - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Mournet
Gospel of Matthew/Exegesis of Matthew - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

(English Text) An introduction to the Gospel, the background and the purpose of the author will be investigated. An analysis, theological context and didactic values of the Gospel will receive emphasis. Exegesis - The student is given the opportunity to engage in the exegetical and interpretive study of the Gospels of the New Testament. The course is built around the exegesis of the Greek text and involves the grammatical, historical and linguistic tools of exegetical procedure. Special attention is given to the translation of selected passages related to twentieth century idiom.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
NTS 6625/7725 DE
Luke-Acts/Exegesis - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Luke-Acts/Exegesis - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on Luke's two volume work, the Gospel of Luke and its sequel, The Acts of the Apostles. Attention will be given to literary and historical background of the two works as well as external, historical and internal literary evidence that supports the linking of the two books. This course will also engage the narrative, thematic, and theological content of each book. This course will focus on Luke's two volume work, the Gospel of Luke and its sequel, The Acts of the Apostles. The course is built around the exegesis of the Greek text and involves the grammatical, historical and linguistic tools of exegetical procedure. Special attention is given to the translation of selected passages related to twentieth century idiom.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
OTS 5502 AS
Biblical Hebrew 2
M: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Overland
Biblical Hebrew 2 Download Syllabus Monday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in the first semester of Biblical Hebrew as we read more extended segments of scripture and explore pivotal nuances of expression often bypassed in translations.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OTS 5511 DL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
Overland
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Genesis through 2 Kings. Besides concerted study in the biblical text, the course explores aspects of the history, societies, and literature of the ancient Near East relevant to the interpretation of these books and their reception in the New Testament.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OTS 5512 COL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OTS 5512 AS
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Hawk
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OTS 5512 CL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Crow
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

Timothy Crow tcrow@ashland.edu
OTS 6600 DL
Cross listed with OTS 7700
Genesis
Baker
Genesis Cross listed with OTS 7700 Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive consideration of the literary structure, content, and theological perspective of the book of Genesis. Special attention will be given to the many issues of Genesis 1-11.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu
OTS 7700 DL
Cross listed with OTS 6600
Exegesis of Genesis
Baker
Exegesis of Genesis Cross listed with OTS 6600 Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

An exegetical and theological study of selected books of the Old Testament. These will be offered in response to the demands and requirements of individual students.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu
PCC 5520 AS
Person in Ministry
T: 8:45AM-10:15AM
Wardle
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus This is how the ministry cohort classes are structured:

8:45-10:15 - Person in Ministry lecture
10:15 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Worship and the Community of God lecture
1:00-4:00 - Small Group for both classes


Tuesday - 8:45AM-10:15AM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development and growth necessary for well-being in ministry. Attention will be given to core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will detail the challenges of Christian ministry and their impact on personal and professional well-being, highlighting essential commitments clergy must make in prayer, spiritual formation, inner transformation, and supportive community within the context of ministry. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Terry Wardle twardle@ashland.edu 419-289-5774
PCC 5530 DE
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
James
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the historic practices of pastoral care and counseling as set forth both in scripture and in church history. Pastoral care will be viewed as involving interactions with individuals and groups of people needing pastoral care; equipping the people of Christ to care for one another; and helping the local church embrace its responsibility to the surrounding community and the wider world. This course will also explore preliminary intervention in pastoral counseling, helping students to practice basic counseling skills and mobilize lay people in the local church to engage in a broad range of care giving ministries. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 CL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 29/30; Feb 26/27; Apr 8/9
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Feb 12/13; Mar 18/19; Apr 15/16
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 DE
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Karidis
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

Lynn Karidis lkaridis@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Jan 15/16; Feb 5/6; Mar 4/5
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 202
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
SPF 7780 AS
Spiritual Guidance
Th: 8:00AM-4:00PM, F: 8:00AM-4:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM, Su: 1:00PM-4:00PM, M: 8:00AM-4:00PM, T: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Wardle
Spiritual Guidance Download Syllabus Thursday - Tuesday: May 5-10; Spiritual Retreat exercise scheduled for Sunday afternoon (May 8)

Thursday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Friday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Sunday - 1:00PM-4:00PM, Monday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Tuesday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
3 Credit Hours

This course will expose students to the history and practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It will address biblical, classical and contemporary models of spiritual direction. Students will develop skills as spiritual guides to mentor and lead others by the power of the Holy Spirit. These skills will enhance students' own development and growth as leaders in spiritual direction for the formation of others in the church and world.

Terry Wardle twardle@ashland.edu 419-289-5774
SPF/CLD 7790 DE
CHS/CTH 7790
Pilot Course: Spirituality & Christian Leadership
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Beachy
Pilot Course: Spirituality & Christian Leadership CHS/CTH 7790 Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of Jan. 22-23, Feb. 19-20 and March 18-19.

This course is cross-listed between SPF, CLD, CHS and CTH. Please choose the correct number to apply to specific degree program requirements.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

Uncatalogued courses are offered occasionally to enrich the offerings of the major and to tap the resources of department faculty and visiting scholars. Specific course titles and descriptions are available when the course is scheduled.

William Beachy
SPF/ETH 7772 DL
Spiritual Formation and Social Activism - CANCELED
Beachy
Spiritual Formation and Social Activism - CANCELED Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to integrate theology and ethics with spiritual and moral formation. By looking at select writers, concepts, processes and aims of spiritual formation, and by exploring and participating in social activism as both a means and expression of spiritual formation, we will attempt to move toward a more holistic spirituality and morality that takes seriously the call to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8).

William Beachy