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ID Title Professor
BCS 6665 DE
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet on January 17, February 21, March 28, April 18 and will contain a hybrid component.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s exposure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BSG 6665 DE
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet on January 17, February 21, March 28, April 18 and will contain a hybrid component.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s expo-sure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CLD 6675 DE
Team Coaching
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Lewis
Team Coaching Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 30-31 and April 10-11 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

While the other courses in this track are specifically built on individual coaching relationships (one on one), this course explores the distinctives in coaching a team or group, how that differs from one on one coaching, and best practices for maximum effectiveness.

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CRE 5501 DE
Forming the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of February 27-28, March 20-21 and April 10-11. There will also be a hybrid element to the course.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CTH 5520 DE
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 9-10; February 6-7; March 13-14 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the traditional topics of systematic theology as a narrative of salvation history. It is designed to equip students with a comprehensive and coherent theological framework for engaging in life and ministry in light of the present and future reign of God.

Bill Beachy
NTS 5511 DE
Introduction to the New Testament
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
OTS 5512 DE
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
PCC 5520 DE
Person in Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Pangborn
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24, February 20-21 and March 27-28 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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)

Pamela Pangborn ppangbor@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
SPF 5542 DE
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Monacelli
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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.

Louise Monacelli lmonacelli@sbcglobal.net 248-506-9488