ID Title Professor
CHS 5500 CL
The Story of the Christian Faith
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
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 419-289-5985
CRE 5509 CL
Ministry of Teaching
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ministry of Teaching Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
3 Credit Hours

This course seeks to assist the student in becoming an effective teaching force in the learning space by exploring and utilizing principles, methods, and resources for impactful communication and instruction in the ministry context. Special attention will be given to teaching the Bible in the Church.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. 419-560-2468
ITS 5500 DL
STEP ONE Platform
STEP ONE Platform Download Syllabus Cleveland 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 D. Hudson, DMin 419-289-5183
NTS 5511 CL
Introduction to the New Testament
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
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.

John Byron, PhD 419-289-5722
PCC 5530 CL
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
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)

Thomas W. Gilmore, DMin 216-264-4622
SPF 5541 CL
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of September 5-6; October 3-4 and October 31 - November 1.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
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. The course is graded pass/fail.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD 419-207-9630