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ID Title Professor
CC 809 MWA
Counseling Theories
Th: 10:20AM-12:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Wetherbee
Counseling Theories Download Syllabus Thursday - 10:20AM-12:30PM
Ashland, 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.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 829 MWA
Differential Diagnosis (Category III)
Th: 8:00AM-10:10AM
Reuschling, Davis
Differential Diagnosis (Category III) Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:10AM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
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
Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CC 832 MWA
Group Dynamics III
Th: 1:30PM-2:55PM
Johnson
Group Dynamics III Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-2:55PM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

Interpersonal skills are further developed with additional attention given to leadership styles and individual and group defensiveness. Personal growth goals and process awareness skills continue to be developed.

Darrell Johnson djohns30@ashland.edu 419-289-5630
CC 834 MWA
Preparation for Practicum
Th: 3:05PM-4:30PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Preparation for Practicum Download Syllabus Thursday - 3:05PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

Students will gain the requisite skills for successful participation in their practicum. Students will also be presented with basic information on ethics and professional practice in preparation for their practicum.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CC 851 A
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wetherbee
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (Category I) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a deeper understanding of personality disorders. Attention is given to recognizing and addressing the dynamics the various personality disorders create in the therapeutic process and to adapting treatment plans to address Axis II diagnosis.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CC 855 A
Special Issues in Counseling Older Adults (Category I)
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Reuschling
Special Issues in Counseling Older Adults (Category I) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

Older adults comprise one of the fastest growing segments of the American population. This course examines normal and abnormal aging with special emphases upon assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment implementation. Ethical issues in working with older adults will also be explored. (Prerequisites; CC 811 and CC829)

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CC 884 A
Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Kelso
Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This course investigates major issues pertinent to counseling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Major theoretical approaches, stages of treatment, therapeutic interventions, and professional issues are explored.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CC 895 A
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (Category V)
M: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Imhoff
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (Category V) Download Syllabus Monday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 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.)

Brad Imhoff, MA, PC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CC 896 A
Internship in Counseling I
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland
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
CC 897 A
Internship in Counseling II
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CC 896 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
CC 898 A
Internship in Counseling III
Wetherbee
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Dr. Wetherbee at lwetherb@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
Ashland

This course continues the experience of CC 897 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
CF 501 A
Forming the People of God
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course will consider the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian formation in the church in order that the principles and processes that undergird the church's ministry of making disciples may be identified and utilized. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be an impactful force for Christian formation in the community of faith and the function of teaching in the church.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CF 503 A
Disciple-making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Thompson
Disciple-making and the Community of Faith - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 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.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
CH 500 A
Survey of Church History
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
Survey of Church History Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course on the basic outline of church history from the early church to the present, noting the influence of culture upon the church and the influence of the church upon culture. Attention will be focused upon key events, people, institutions, and ideas that affected the development of the church.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CH 630 A
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Hamsher
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on those individuals and groups, especially Anabaptist, who have contributed to the peace position in the Christian church. Consideration will be given both to the history of and a biblical and theological rationale for the Christian peace witness.

Matthew Hamsher mhamshe2@ashland.edu
CH 702 A
History of The Brethren Church
T: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
History of The Brethren Church Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course considers the historical development of the Brethren movement from its origins in Anabaptism and Pietism to the present day. Special attention is given to the Brethren Church since the 1880s.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CP 621 A
Christian Ethics
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the foundations of Christian ethics. The course will integrate commitments to Christian virtues, discipleship, moral/spiritual formation and Christian ethics, in order to assist students in developing competencies in ethical analysis and moral discernment.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CT 601 A
Christian Theology I
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Colijn
Christian Theology I Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

This course provides a survey of Christian doctrine in the areas of theological method, Scripture, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Christ. Together with Christian Theology II, this course will encourage students to develop a theology that is faithful to Scripture, conversant with Christian tradition, and relevant to contemporary contexts.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CT 627 A
The Doctrine of the Church - CANCELED
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Bevere
The Doctrine of the Church - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

A study of ecclesiology in the Scriptures, in Christian history and in the church today. Special attention may also be given to models of the church in contemporary theology.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CT 630 A
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Hamsher
History and Thought of the Christian Peace Position - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on those individuals and groups, especially Anabaptist, who have contributed to the peace position in the Christian church. Consideration will be given both to the history of and a biblical and theological rationale for the Christian peace witness.

Matthew Hamsher mhamshe2@ashland.edu
CT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
IT 502 A
Foundations of Bible Study - CANCELED
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Rickett
Foundations of Bible Study - CANCELED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is an inductive approach to Bible study in which skills in observing, interpreting, and applying Scripture are taught. The main purpose of this course is to assist students to develop skills for the interpretation and application of the Bible. This presupposes a secondary purpose of leading students to understand the character of biblical literature as both ancient and canonical, with the Gospels especially in view. Thus this is a course that combines basic hermeneutical principles with exegetical procedure. A strong emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of necessary attitudes and tools for doing successful Bible study with a view toward ministry.

Dan Rickett drickett@ashland.edu
IT 503 A
Theology of Scripture in Ministry - CANCELED
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Douglass, Walther
Theology of Scripture in Ministry - CANCELED Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding and using Scripture in the context of ministry by integrating Scripture with key areas of our curriculum. Emphasis will be given to three main foci: interpretation of the Bible, theology of Scripture, and the use of Scripture in ministry practices and formation.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
O. Kenneth Walther kwalther@ashland.edu
IT 790 A
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Senior Seminar Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 30-31.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 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.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
MS 625 A
Church Growth - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Church Growth - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

A study of crucial factors in same cultural and cross-cultural evangelism and church planting leading to growing churches. Explores such expansion dynamics as people movements, webs, redemptive analogies and procedures that stop growth or promote growth. Also applies church growth principles to the local setting with concern for visitation, discipleship, incorporation, and the use of gifts and ministry in the body.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NT 502 A
Greek Exegesis
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
Greek Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Greek I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will normally be based on a New Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Greek, but also rich in passages that address the matters of core identity in Christ, character, and calling, as well as offer windows into the challenges and stresses of particular pastoral situations (e.g., Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, or James). Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
NT 512 A
New Testament II
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Byron
New Testament II Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the New Testament epistolary literature, Acts, and Revelation. It includes surveys of interpretive approaches as well as considerations of historical and cultural issues such as Acts and Hellenistic historiography; the new perspective on Paul and its criticisms; historical/pastoral setting of each epistle and Revelation; message of each epistle and Revelation; ancient epistolography and the New Testament; rhetorical criticism; and Revelation as an Apocalypse.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
NT 614 A
The Thessalonian Corrrespondences
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
NT 620 A
Revelation
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

Revelation will be read as a sample of apocalyptic literature, a vision which transcends everyday spaces and time in order to motivate specific responses from the intended audience. A close exploration of Revelation's challenge to first-century believers in Asia Minor will lead to discussions of its ongoing challenge and encouragement to the churches.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 637 A
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 649 A
Archaeology of the Biblical World - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walther
Archaeology of the Biblical World - CANCELED Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 11-12; May 2-3, 23-24.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

Aspects of the history and archaeology of the Oriental, Greek and Roman culture of the ancient world of the Mediterranean will be illustrated using materials from the Seminary's Pictorial Archives and artifacts from the Smith Collection of Palestinian ceramics. Special attention will be given to the philosophical and religious perspectives of the ancient Gentile and Jewish world which illuminate the history, literature and the theology of early Christianity.

O. Kenneth Walther kwalther@ashland.edu
NT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
NT 714 A
Exegesis of Thessalonian Correspondences
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
NT 720 A
Revelation (Greek Exegesis)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Revelation (Greek Exegesis) Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
NT 792 A
Jesus, History and the Gospels - CANCELED
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Mournet
OT 502 A
Hebrew Exegesis
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Overland
Hebrew Exegesis Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in Hebrew I and II and Foundations of Bible Study. The course will be based on an Old Testament text that is short enough to be translated in its entirety during a ten-week quarter and is of sufficiently accessible Hebrew, but also rich in passages that address the matters of core identity in Christ, character, and calling, as well as offer windows into the challenges and stresses of particular pastoral situations. Provision will also be made for training students in, and giving appropriate assignments to reinforce devotional reading of the Scriptures in the biblical languages.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 512 A
Old Testament II: Prophets
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Overland
Old Testament II: Prophets Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

Introductory issues and the content of the prophetic books will be surveyed with special emphasis upon theological themes. The role of the prophet and the prophetic message will be explored in the context of the religion of Israel and the Ancient Near East.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OT 637 A
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Social-Scientific & Rhetorical Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will be taught simultaneously at the Ashland and Cleveland campuses. Dr. deSilva anticipates teaching in person at Ashland during odd-numbered weeks and at Cleveland during even-numbered weeks. Both sites will be connected every week via WebEx video conferencing.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course continues the introduction to modern techniques of biblical criticism, extending the foundation to include social-scientific, cultural-anthropological, rhetorical, and ideological modes of analysis. Special emphasis will be given to discerning the kinds of questions each mode of analysis brings to a text, what theoretical resources each mode draws upon outside the discipline of biblical studies, and what fruits the student can expect from pursuing these lines of inquiry.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 419-289-5933
OT 652 A
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
God, Scripture and Violence - CANCELED Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

How are followers of the Prince of Peace to make sense of the violent God of the Bible? How does the Bible speak to a world saturated with violence, and faithful readers who are entangled in it? How are Christians to address the use and legitimization of violence by Christian communities today and throughout the past? Does the exertion of violence play any part in God's redemptive work? If you feel the urgency and challenge of these questions, join us for hard-hitting conversations provoked by biblical texts and an array of biblical interpreters and theologians.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OT 791 A
Senior Seminar in Biblical Studies
Overland
Senior Seminar in Biblical Studies Download Syllabus By arrangement
Ashland
2 each credits in Fall and Spring Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular exegetical or hermeneutical problem in the interpretation of a text, or another appropriate research topic, in the context either of an advanced-level exegetical course or other biblical studies elective or an independent study project. Students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (BS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
PM 514 MDV
Pastoral Care I
T: 8:30AM-4:00PM
McCartney
Pastoral Care I Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the historic practices of pastoral care as set forth both in scripture and in church history. Pastoral care will be viewed as the balance between preacher and shepherd, and the shepherd's role will be viewed as involving three distinct levels of activity: one-on-one interactions; the pastor equipping members of the congregation to care for one another; and the congregation embracing its responsibility to the surrounding community and the wider world.

Rick McCartney rmccartn@ashland.edu
PM 623 A
Principles of American Church Growth - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Principles of American Church Growth - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
4 Credit Hours

An introduction to foundational principles and strategies of the Church Growth Movement, applied to the North American cultural setting, as one approach to fulfilling the Great Commission. Emphasis will be placed on congregational applications.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
PM 702 A
History of The Brethren Church
T: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
History of The Brethren Church Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course considers the historical development of the Brethren movement from its origins in Anabaptism and Pietism to the present day. Special attention is given to the Brethren Church since the 1880s.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
PM 706 A
Person in Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus This class meets the weekends of April 4-5, 25-26; May 16-17.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
4 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development necessary for effectiveness in pastoral ministry, focusing upon the 4 C's of core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will include in its content discussions of call, the movement toward a Christ-centered life, the place of spiritual formation in personal development, the use of spiritual disciplines, the reality of spiritual warfare, the need for formational prayer, the pastor's commitment to community, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit as it relates to personal growth and development. Various versions of the Person in Ministry course will be provided to address the needs of students in degree programs in addition to the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Practical Theology, including the M.A. (Biblical, Theological, Historical Studies) and Master of Arts (Religion).

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
PM 750 A
Special Issues in Pastoral Care
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ongley
Special Issues in Pastoral Care Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of April 11-12, May 2-3 and May 23-24.

In this class a thorough consideration of God’s design for our sexuality will be followed by a careful discussion of how to minister effectively to the sexually abused, the sexually addicted, the sexually averse and the same-sex attracted. Time will be given to address special concerns which arise when pastoring highly wounded and dysfunctional people.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course exposes students to a broad range of special issues relative to pastoral care/pastoral counseling. Topics will be developed in seminar format and addressed by members of the faculty and practitioners with expertise in the chosen topics. Topics may include: the person of pastoral care/pastoral counseling ministries, conflict resolution, ministry to the grieving, spiritual warfare, formational counseling, group process, spiritual direction, basic marriage and family counseling skills, crisis counseling, pastoral ethics, childhood sexual abuse, etc.

Mark Ongley, Dr. ongley1@yahoo.com 724-944-1616
PM 804 MDV
Pastoral Care II
T: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Chafins
Pastoral Care II Download Syllabus This course is part of the M.Div. cohort program.
Tuesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
4 Credit Hours

This course explores the basic concepts and skills used in pastoral counseling, as well as the relationship between pastoral counseling and the historic ministry of care traditionally located in the local church. Students will be equipped to do preliminary intervention in pastoral counseling, practice basic counseling skills, and mobilize lay people in the local church to engage in a broad range of care giving ministries. Pastoral counseling will be considered from a wounded healer paradigm of pastoral ministry, with attention to the biblical, theological, and psychological principles of care and well-being.

Tim Chafins tchafins@ashland.edu