ID Title Professor
CHS 5500 CL
The Story of the Christian Faith
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Stoffer
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
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 6638 CL
American Methodism and Pentecostal Roots - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Emptage
American Methodism and Pentecostal Roots - CANCELED Download Syllabus This weekend course will meet the weekends of August 22-23; September 19-20 and October 17-18.

There will be a hybrid component to this course.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

An examination of the Methodist contribution to American Christianity and the rise of the perfectionistic and Pentecostal groups that resulted from it.

Ronald Emptage, Ph.D. remptage@ashland.edu
CRE 5509 CL
Ministry of Teaching
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Morton
Ministry of Teaching Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
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. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
ITS 5500 DL
STEP ONE Platform
Hudson
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 chudson2@ashland.edu 419-289-5183
NTS 5511 CL
Introduction to the New Testament
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Byron
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
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 jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
OTS 5511 CL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) - CANCELED
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Crow
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) - CANCELED Download Syllabus Tuesday - 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 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.

Timothy Crow tcrow@ashland.edu
PCC 5530 CL
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Gilmore
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
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 tgilmore@ashland.edu 216-264-4622
SPF 5541 CL
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Watson
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
Cleveland
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 jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
SPF/ETH 7772 CL
Spiritual Formation and Social Activism - CANCELED
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Spiritual Formation and Social Activism - CANCELED Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of September 19-20; October 17-18; November 14-15, 2014.

It will also contain a hybrid element.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
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).

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873