ID Title Professor
BSG 5510 DEC
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation
F: 6:00PM-9:30PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus This course meets on these weekends:

Class meets the weekends of June 17-18 and July 8-9

Friday - 6:00PM-9:30PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
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.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CHS 5500 DL
The Story of the Christian Faith
Pierce
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Online 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.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
CLC 7756 AS
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I) - CLOSED
T: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Imhoff
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I) - CLOSED Download Syllabus 12 Week Course
Tuesday - 8:30AM-12:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

This course will provide students with an introductory overview of Substance Abuse and Dependence. Emphasis will be given to the origin, diagnosis and treatment (including self-help programs) of substance related disorders, as well as their impact on the family of the addicted individual. This course will serve as a prerequisite for the other advanced courses for those students having no prior coursework in Substance Abuse and Dependence.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 7786 COL
Human Sexuality (IV) - CLOSED
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Kelso
Human Sexuality (IV) - CLOSED Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on issues of sexuality in counseling. Students explore sexual development, sexual orientation and the fundamentals of sexual biology. Strategies will be presented for intervening and monitoring client change in commonly occurring sexual disorders, clinically significant sexual problems and paraphiliac conditions. Throughout the course, students will be challenged to develop and refine a Biblically-based theology of sex and theology of healthy sexuality.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CLC 7787 AS
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV) - CLOSED
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Yordy
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV) - CLOSED Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 & 29-30.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the theory, research, and counseling interventions related to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders (and related conditions). Special attention is given to the DSM-IV classifications and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Todd Yordy tyordy1@ashland.edu
CLC 7789 AS
Child and Play Therapy (IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Barrett
Child and Play Therapy (IV) Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
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 AS
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V) - CLOSED
W: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Mann
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V) - CLOSED Download Syllabus 12 Week Course
Wednesday - 8:30AM-12:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
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 COL
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Day/times - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
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 AS
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Day/times - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
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 COL
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Day/times - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
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 AS
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Day/times - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
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 COL
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Day/time - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
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 AS
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Day/times - TBA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
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 7740 CL
Fundraising for Kingdom Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Lewis
Fundraising for Kingdom Ministry Download Syllabus This course meets on the following dates:

May 27-28, June 10-11, July 15-16 and July 29-30.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a biblically and theologically faithful philosophy of financing ministry that is sensitive to the student’s Christian tradition. This will include capacity building for vision casting connected to resource development, friend raising, and leveraging people’s vested interest to finance missional endeavors. This course will also orient the student to strategies for capital campaigns and planned giving.

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CNS 7744 DEC
Marriage and Family Counseling
Th: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 9:00AM-4:30PM, F: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Harrington
Marriage and Family Counseling Download Syllabus This course meets June 9-11.

Thursday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 9:00AM-4:30PM, Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 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.

Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CNS 7797 DC2
POST-COHORT
Internship in Counseling 2
M: 6:00PM-9:45PM
McKinstry
Internship in Counseling 2 POST-COHORT Download Syllabus Course dates: May 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20

Monday - 6:00PM-9:45PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1-2 Credit Hours

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

Mashavu McKinstry mmckinst@ashland.edu
CNS/PCC 7728 DEC
Formational Prayer/Care of the Soul & Formational Prayer
Th: 6:00PM-9:45PM, F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Johnson, Harrington
Formational Prayer/Care of the Soul & Formational Prayer Download Syllabus Course dates: July 14-16 & July 21-23

Thursday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
3 Credit Hours

CNS 7728 - Students will explore the qualifications and preparation necessary to embrace a ministry of inner healing prayer. The course will focus upon the relationship between past woundings, false beliefs, emotional upheaval, and dysfunctional behaviors in the lives of broken people. Special emphasis will be given to the Spirit-directed process of helping hurting people find healing and freedom in Christ, balancing insights from both counseling and pastoral theology. PCC 7728 - This course is designed to equip students with the understanding and competency necessary to provide Christian nurture and counsel that leads to healthy Christian formation. Attention will be given to the place of spiritual direction, pastoral care, and basic counseling skills as each relates to soul care. Special attention will be given to the ministry of formational prayer, and as such students will explore the qualifications and preparation necessary to embrace a ministry of inner healing prayer.

Jerrolynn Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CTH 5510 DEC
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Download Syllabus This course meets on these weekends and will also have an online (hybrid) component.

June 3-4 and 24-25

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
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.

William Beachy
CTH 5510 COL
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
T: 4:15PM-7:00PM
Fullen
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Download Syllabus May 24 & 31;
June 7, 14, 21, 28;
July 12, 19;
August 2 & 9
Tuesday - 4:15PM-7:00PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Columbus
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.

Matt Fullen mfullen1@ashland.edu
CTH 5520 CL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Chilcote
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus This course will meet on the following dates:

May 27-28; June 10-11; June 24-25, and July 8




Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
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.

Paul W. Chilcote, PhD pchilcot@ashland.edu 419-289-5771
CTH/PTS 7702 AS
Polity and Ordinances of the Brethren Church
M: 8:30AM-3:30PM, T: 8:30AM-3:30PM, W: 8:30AM-3:30PM, Th: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Stoffer
Polity and Ordinances of the Brethren Church Download Syllabus This course meets June 20-24.

Monday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course examines the doctrine of the church from a Brethren and a Believers’ Church perspective. It provides an overview of the organizational structure of the Brethren Church at the local, district and national levels. Consideration is given to both the doctrine and practice of the ordinances. (Required of all Brethren M.Div. Students)

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
DMB 9956
Black Church Studies
Conversations with Latino/Latina and Black Theological Thought
Myers
Conversations with Latino/Latina and Black Theological Thought Black Church Studies July 11-15, 2016, with Dr. Miguel DeLa Torre
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMN 9913
Core Seminars
Leading the Church in the 21st Century
Bevere
Leading the Church in the 21st Century Core Seminars July 11-14, 2016
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 9921 FC
Formational Counseling
Biblical Foundations of Formational Counseling
Seamands
Biblical Foundations of Formational Counseling Formational Counseling Download Syllabus July 11-15, 2016 (Cohort O)
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to develop a biblical and theological foundation for the work of formational counseling. They will be equipped to integrate the principles and practices of formational counseling with the relevant theological and biblical themes, most notably the concepts of brokenness, healing, grace, authority, and community. The student will be able to practice formational counseling from a strong biblical and theological base.

Stephen Seamands sseamand@ashland.edu
DMN 9923 FC
Formational Counseling
Self-Care and the Formational Counselor
TBA
Self-Care and the Formational Counselor Formational Counseling July 18-22, 2016 (Cohort O)
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

The demands of formational counseling strain the body and soul. This course addresses the issues connected with maintaining the caregiver’s total well-being. Serving as a foundation for future courses, Self Care and the Formational Counselor will examine a variety of requirements for acquiring and maintaining physical, emotional and spiritual vitality. Particular attention will be given to the pilgrimage toward wholeness God has for us in Christ. This course will include a psychological assessment and personal interview for each student.

TBA TBA
DMN 9925 FC
Formational Counseling
Special Issues in Formational Counseling
Halley
Special Issues in Formational Counseling Formational Counseling July 11-15, 2016 (Cohort N)
Doctor of Ministry
4 Credit Hours

Formational counseling seeks to integrate pastoral care, spiritual direction, Spirit-directed counseling primarily focused on the use of formational prayers. Providing care to broken people in this way will bring the caregiver into contact with persons of deep woundedness. It is therefore crucial that the Formational counselor have at least a rudimentary understanding of the empirical clinical literature regarding the common syndromes which they will most often encounter. In this course students will learn from the integration of clinical information about Personality Disorders and Mood and Anxiety Disorders with the practice of Formational Counseling. An intentional focus will be maintenance of a scope of practice within the ethical and legal standards of state and local statues. In addition general diagnostic categories, and functional use of Spiritual Disciplines in the application of Formational Counseling will be topics of discussion.

Anne Halley annehalley4@gmail.com
DMN 9926 FC
Formational Counseling
Formational Counseling in Small Groups
Thomas
Formational Counseling in Small Groups Formational Counseling Download Syllabus July 18-22, 2016 (Cohort N)
Doctor of Ministry
4 Credit Hours

Students will explore the transformational elements of Christian community as expressed in small groups that gather for healing care and formational prayer. Built upon biblical, psychological, and historical principles, students will learn to facilitate small groups in a practicum structure during the two week class intensive. A specific curriculum will be used as the vehicle for learning during this experience.

Donna Thomas dthomas1@ashland.edu
DMN 9945
Spiritual Formation
Spirituality of Henri Nouwen
Watson
Spirituality of Henri Nouwen Spiritual Formation Download Syllabus July 18-21, 2016
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 9962
Transformational Leadership
Leading Profound Change
Morton
Leading Profound Change Transformational Leadership Download Syllabus July 11-14, 2016
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

In a broken turbulent world change is an inevitable reality of leadership - both the leader and those led by a leader are all subject to the winds of change. Change can be both positive and negative, affecting all involved in the process internally and externally. Leading change requires the articulation of an authentic vision that motivates and casts direction. A vision must be cast in truthfulness and not deny the present realities of one's ministry setting. Rather than seeking to develop the "Hero-Pastor," this class will teach the Pastor-leader to mobilize a community of leaders, who will together become deeply involved in the formation of shared vision resulting in profound change or transformation of the church community.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
DMN 9996 FC
Research Proposal Seminar
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar July 16, 2016 (Cohort N)
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 GT
Research Proposal Seminar
F: 8:30AM-12:30PM
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar July 15, 2016
Friday - 8:30AM-12:30PM
Doctor of Ministry
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 FC
Research Proposal Seminar
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar July 15, 2016 - Evening session (Cohort O)
Doctor of Ministry
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
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
HOM 5511 AS
Proclaiming the Word of God
M: 8:30AM-3:30PM, T: 8:30AM-3:30PM, W: 8:30AM-3:30PM, Th: 8:30AM-3:30PM, F: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus This course meets the week of June 6-10.

Monday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Friday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This is the foundational course on preaching. It is concerned with both the construction and delivery of sermons. It involves the important relationship that preaching has with exegesis, theology, and hermeneutics. Special attention is given to the practice of expository preaching as well as the formation of a spiritual life necessary to vitalize and sustain preaching throughout one's ministry. The creative dimensions of sermon-making such as rhetorical device and illustration will receive attention. Each student will preach in this course.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
MSS/EVG/PCC 7710 AS
7710
Power Encounter in Ministry & Missions
M: 8:30AM-3:30PM, T: 8:30AM-3:30PM, W: 8:30AM-3:30PM, Th: 8:30AM-3:30PM, F: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Payne
Power Encounter in Ministry & Missions 7710 Download Syllabus This course will meet the week of June 6-10.

Monday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Friday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Ashland

Explores the biblical concepts of spiritual power as they relate to God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, angels, Satan and demons, clarifying the influence of world views which accept or reject the concepts of the presence of spiritual power. It deals with spiritual warfare as it affects the personal lives of Christians and as it is encountered cross-culturally in bringing people from the control of Satan to commitment to God.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
OTS 5511 COL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Baker
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of July 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. There will also be a hybrid (online) component to this course.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
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.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu
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
PCC 6653 COL
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Davis
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of May 20-21, June 3-4, 17-18 and July 8-9.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course will provide students with the understanding and competency necessary to effectively minister to individuals experiencing health related crises. Students will be assisted in developing an understanding of death and grief based on biblical and historical perspectives which will help facilitate endeavors to embrace their own mortality and examine its implications for the way they live their lives, as well as provide practical skills for counseling the terminally ill and those who suffer from grief and loss.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
PCC 7728 DE
Care of the Soul and Formational Prayer
Th: 6:00PM-9:45PM, F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Johnson, Harrington
Care of the Soul and Formational Prayer Download Syllabus Course dates: July 14-16 & July 21-23

Thursday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to equip students with the understanding and competency necessary to provide Christian nurture and counsel that leads to healthy Christian formation. Attention will be given to the place of spiritual direction, pastoral care, and basic counseling skills as each relates to soul care. Special attention will be given to the ministry of formational prayer, and as such students will explore the qualifications and preparation necessary to embrace a ministry of inner healing prayer.

Jerrolynn Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
PTS 7705 COL
Polity of the United Methodist Church
M: 1:00PM-5:00PM, T: 1:00PM-5:00PM, W: 1:00PM-5:00PM, Th: 1:00PM-5:00PM, F: 1:00PM-5:00PM, S: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Snyder
Polity of the United Methodist Church Download Syllabus This course will meet the week of June 27-July 1 (1-5:00 pm.) and July 16 (9-4:30 p.m.).

THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT ON THE CAMPUS OF MTSO (Methodist Theological School in Ohio), 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Monday - 1:00PM-5:00PM, Tuesday - 1:00PM-5:00PM, Wednesday - 1:00PM-5:00PM, Thursday - 1:00PM-5:00PM, Friday - 1:00PM-5:00PM, Saturday - 9:00AM-4:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course explores United Methodist polity as a connectional system which frames the mission, ministry and structure of the denomination. (Fulfills the United Methodist Doctrine requirement stated in the UM Discipline [2012], Par. 324.4).

Rev. Thomas A. Snyder, ThM tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397
SPF 5541 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
M: 8:30AM-3:30PM, T: 8:30AM-3:30PM, W: 8:30AM-3:30PM, Th: 8:30AM-3:30PM, F: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus This course meets the week of June 6-10.

Monday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Friday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the nature and processes of spiritual formation, drawing upon the models of Dallas Willard and Robert Mulholland. It explores spiritual growth as directed by the Holy Spirit through classical disciplines, both personal and communal, of the Christian tradition. Students will have the opportunity to practice particular spiritual disciplines for growth in personal and social holiness. 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 5542 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
M: 8:30AM-3:30PM, T: 8:30AM-3:30PM, W: 8:30AM-3:30PM, Th: 8:30AM-12:00AM, F: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus This course meets the week of July 11-15.

Monday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-3:30PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-12:00AM, Friday - 8:30AM-3:30PM
Ashland
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 7770 COL
Practices of Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Buckwell
Practices of Prayer Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of May 27-28, June 10-11, June 24-25 and August 5-6.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course is an in-depth examination of the practices of prayer throughout the great masters of prayer in the story and tradition of the church. Biblical examples and models of prayer as well as the variety of the different Christian traditions of prayer throughout church history will be addressed. Students are encouraged to apply the practice of prayer to a particular ministry context for their ministry formation and training. Growth in individual practices and corporate ministry leadership for the local and global church are emphasized.

Brenda Buckwell