ID Title Professor
CRE 5503 COL
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith This class will meet the weekends of January 16-17, February 13-14, March 20-21, and April 17-18.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 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
CTH 5510 COL
Spring
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
T: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Colijn
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Spring Download Syllabus THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN THE MA IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING DEGREE PROGRAM.
Tuesday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course is a survey of Christian theology for students in professional counseling. Building upon key themes in biblical theology, the course gives students an overview of Christian doctrines, with special attention to issues important in counseling. The course is designed to expose students to a variety of theological perspectives so that they can develop a coherent theological framework for themselves as Christian professionals and so that they can engage the religious views of Christian clients with integrity and respect.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
ETH 5530 COL
Christian Ethics
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; and March 27-28 and will have a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course assists students to reflect on moral issues through the perspective of Christian faith and discipleship, by developing responses and practices of justice that bear witness to the full scope of the kingdom of God when applied to a variety of ethical concerns.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
HOM 5511 COL
Proclaiming the Word of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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
PCC 5520 COL
Well-Being in Ministry
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Lewis
Well-Being in Ministry Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development and growth necessary for well-being in ministry. Attention will be given to core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will detail the challenges of Christian ministry and their impact on personal and professional well-being, highlighting essential commitments clergy must make in prayer, spiritual formation, inner transformation, and supportive community within the context of ministry. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
SPF 5542 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus This courses meets the weekends of February 13-14; March 20-21; April 17-18.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
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. This course is graded pass/fail.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 6667 COL
Women Spiritual Writers
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pierce
Women Spiritual Writers Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course offers an in-depth study of the primary writings of prominent women in the field of spirituality throughout Christian history. Particular writers to be studied are Perpetua, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Susanna Wesley, Phoebe Palmer, Amanda Berry Smith, and Evelyn Underhill.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu