ID Title Professor
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
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
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 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