ID Title Professor
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
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
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