ID Title Professor
BCS 5511 CL
Black Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Black Theology Download Syllabus Dates: September 22/23; October 27/28; December 1/2
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

This course examines the development of the discipline of Black theology in America since 1960. Focus will highlight the works of the founder of Black Theology, James Cone, the early voices such as J. Deotis Roberts and Gayraud Wilmore, as well as other evolving contemporary voices, such as Dwight Hopkins, Jacquelyn Grant, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Delores Williams. A historical perspective of the richness of the Black theological tradition will also be offered with references to the works of W.E.B. DuBois, Benjamin E. Mays, Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BCS 7700 CL
Internship in Black Church Studies 1
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Myers
Internship in Black Church Studies 1 Download Syllabus Dates: September 12 & December 12
Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
McCreary Center
1 Credit Hours

This course engages students in an Internship in Black Church Studies under the supervision of a mentor. The primary goal of the Internship is to connect the student holistically and intimately with the life of the institution so that the student is identified as “one of them.” The internship also mentors, guides and assists students in their efforts to secure employment in ministries suited to their calling.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BCS/BSG 5515 CL
African American Biblical Interpretation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
African American Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Dates: September 29/30; October 13/14; November 10/11
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the historical roots of hermeneutical ideologies and methodologies that have ignored and/or denied the influence of people of African descent in the Bible and upon the Bible. More basically, the course will examine the de-Africanization of the Bible, address this phenomenon by re-Africanizing the Bible and illustrate how the peculiar perspective and development of an African American hermeneutic contributes a fresh and needed insight for the Christian church as regards biblical interpretation

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BSG 5501 COL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Byron
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus, Classroom D20
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
BSG 5501 DE
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hunt
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

Laura Hunt Lhunt5@ashland.edu 734-649-6017
BSG 5501 AS (631)
Engaging Texts & Contexts
T: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Byron
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Shultz 103
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
BSG 5501 CL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Sloan
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom C
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

David Sloan
BSG 5510 AS
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation
Th: 10:15AM-12:00PM
Hawk
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Thursday - 10:15AM-12:00PM
Ashland, SLC 303/304
2 Credit Hours

(FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY) Mental health professionals will often encounter clients operating from within a Christian world view. This course seeks to provide these professionals with a framework for examining how an individual's interpretations of discrete Scriptures position him or her for greater or diminished mental and relational health. In particular, the course seeks to equip future counselors to help disentangle interpretations of Scripture that perpetuate dysfunction and to help construct interpretations that are both sound and healthful.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
CHP 5501 AS
Introduction to Chaplaincy
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Introduction to Chaplaincy Download Syllabus September 1/2; October 6/7; November 10/11; December 1/2, 2017
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course orients students to chaplaincy and prepares them to do cooperative ministry in an extension setting as an endorsed representative of a faith community. It introduces students to the history, theology, and practice of chaplaincy ministries and exposes them to hospital, prison, hospice, military, police, industry, and sports chaplaincy settings. This course MUST be taken within the first semester or first year before continuing on in the chaplaincy program.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
CHS 5500 AS (631)
The Story of the Christian Faith
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Stoffer
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 201
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 Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CHS 5500 DLS
The Story of the Christian Faith
Pierce
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Online 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.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu 614-440-1657
CHS/CTH 6620 DLS
Varieties of Early Christian Thought
Colijn
Varieties of Early Christian Thought Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a survey of extant literature produced by the church in the patristic period (ca. AD 95-750). Its goal is a working knowledge of early Christian thought in its unity and diversity, continuity and development. Students will be encouraged to draw upon the wisdom of patristic writers for their own lives and ministries.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CLC 5501 AS
Spiritual Themes in Clinical Counseling
Th: 3:15PM-4:55PM
Reuschling
Spiritual Themes in Clinical Counseling Download Syllabus Thursday - 3:15PM-4:55PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), SLC 303/304
2.5 Credit Hours

This course provides the clinical counselor an overview of components of the client's identity, focus, and direction from a spiritual perspective. Special attention is given to the self-concept, forgiveness, and suffering in clinical work. Attention will be given to the impact of spirituality on the healing process.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CLC 5509 AS
Counseling Theories
Th: 1:00PM-3:05PM
Imhoff
Counseling Theories Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:00PM-3:05PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), SLC 303/304
2.5 Credit Hours

Surveys major concepts and practices of contemporary therapeutic systems. Attention is also given to the integration of biblical principles with sound behavioral science.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 5520 AS
Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
Th: 8:00AM-10:05AM
Milloy
Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:05AM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), SLC 303/304
2.5 Credit Hours

This course examines cultural and ethnic uniqueness and differences as significant issues for counselors and counselees. Emphasis is given to designing culturally and socially sensitive counseling interventions.

Patrick Milloy
CLC 6636 COL
Practicum in Counseling
Reuschling, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus) 2 Credit Hours

This practicum focuses on the basic counseling skills, providing opportunities for observation and active practice of these behaviors. Constructive feedback is provided by the practicum supervisor through the use of role-playing and structured exercises.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 6636 AS
Practicum in Counseling
Reuschling, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus) 2 Credit Hours

This practicum focuses on the basic counseling skills, providing opportunities for observation and active practice of these behaviors. Constructive feedback is provided by the practicum supervisor through the use of role-playing and structured exercises.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 6692 COL
Assessment
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM, T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Reuschling
Assessment Download Syllabus Lunch break will be given.
Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM, Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Classroom D21
3 Credit Hours

Acquaints the student with the history and theory of psychological testing. Covers the most popular psychological tests, helpful interpretive concepts and application of psychological tests most available to pastoral counselors.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CLC 7721 AS
Crisis Counseling (III)
W: 10:30AM-12:00PM, W: 1:00PM-5:05PM
Milloy
Crisis Counseling (III) Download Syllabus August 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11,
Wednesday - 10:30AM-12:00PM, Wednesday - 1:00PM-5:05PM
Clinical Content Courses, SLC 303/304
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the special models, theories, and techniques of crisis intervention. Crisis management resources are identified and special crisis situations are explored.

Patrick Milloy
CLC 7751 DLS
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (I)
W: 6:00PM-8:45PM
Wetherbee
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (I) Download Syllabus Online/Hybrid
Wednesday - 6:00PM-8:45PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a deeper understanding of personality disorders. Attention is given to recognizing and addressing the dynamics the various personality disorders create in the therapeutic process and to adapting treatment plans to address Axis II diagnosis.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CLC 7758 Hybrid
Psychopharmacology for Counselors
M: 1:00PM-4:15PM
Donofrio
Psychopharmacology for Counselors Download Syllabus September 25, October 2, 9, 16
Monday - 1:00PM-4:15PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 203
2 Credit Hours

This course will explore the varied biological mechanisms commonly associated with the expression of psychological disorders and their relationship to pharmacological treatments. Students will be introduced to general principles of neurobiology, normative brain function, pathophysiological processes, and the major categories of psychotropic medications. Consideration will be given to professional and ethical boundaries when integrating psychopharmacology knowledge into counseling practice.Prerequisites: CLC 5511 Human Growth and Development, CLC 7729 Differential Diagnosis

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
CLC 7761 AS
Personality Assessment (II)
S: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Donofrio
Personality Assessment (II) Download Syllabus October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4
Saturday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, SLC 303/304
3 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts are presented for the assessment of personality using objective (i.e. non-projective) assessment instruments. Special attention will be given to the development, nature (structure), administration, and interpretation of objective personality instruments. Both scientific and practical aspects of these inventories will be addressed.

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
CLC 7770 COL
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM, T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Wetherbee
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities Download Syllabus Lunch break between sessions
Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM, Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Classroom D22/24
3 Credit Hours

Students will receive an overview of significant professional, legal and ethical considerations applicable to the counseling process. Attention is also give to issues of licensure.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CLC 7783 COL
Marriage and Family Counseling
S: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Davis
Marriage and Family Counseling Download Syllabus September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
Saturday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Classroom D23
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to marriage counseling and special issues in family counseling. Attention will be given to history-taking, problem assessment, and therapeutic interventions.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CLC 7787 COL
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV)
T: 2:35PM-5:20PM
Imhoff
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV) Download Syllabus Tuesday - 2:35PM-5:20PM
Clinical Content Courses, Classroom D22/24
3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the theory, research, and counseling interventions related to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders (and related conditions). Special attention is given to the DSM-IV classifications and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 7793 AS
Fall AS CL Content
Supervision in Counseling (IV)
S: 8:30AM-12:00PM, S: 1:00PM-4:15PM
Mann
Supervision in Counseling (IV) Fall AS CL Content Download Syllabus November 11, 18
December 2, 9
Saturday - 8:30AM-12:00PM, Saturday - 1:00PM-4:15PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 202
2 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the supervisory processes and procedures in the field of clinical counseling. Students will gain an understanding of various models of supervision, the supervisor-supervisee relationship, supervisory contracts, evaluation procedures, legal and ethical issues in supervision, documentation, and individual and cultural differences in supervision.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 7794 AS
Narrative Approaches to Counseling (IV)
M: 9:00AM-12:20PM
Mann
Narrative Approaches to Counseling (IV) Download Syllabus October 23, 30
November 6, 13
Monday - 9:00AM-12:20PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 202
1 Credit Hours

This course provides an understanding of the ideas, assumptions, goals, and methods of narrative therapy as they apply to the practice of clinical counseling. Conceptualization of client concerns from a narrative worldview, treatment planning, and the strategies and techniques for attaining treatment goals will be explored. Emphasis will be given to the varied needs of individuals, couples, and families seeking help.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 7795 COL
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V)
T: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Mann
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V) Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Classroom D22/24
3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the value of treatment planning within the therapeutic endeavor, general guiding principles for treatment planning, and well-researched, effective treatment protocols for dealing with specific DSM-IV diagnoses. (A basic understanding of DSM-IV diagnostics, counseling theory, and mental health treatment is required for this course.)

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 7796 AS
Internship in Counseling I
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus) 2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7796 COL
Internship in Counseling I
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Classroom D20 2 Credit Hours

An internship is a post-practicum, on-the-job experience in professional counseling which enables the student to refine and enhance basic counseling skills and to integrate professional knowledge and skills. The internship involves work with bona fide clients and is under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor who is an independently licensed mental health professional, acceptable to the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 AS
Internship in Counseling II
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus) 2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7796 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 COL
Internship in Counseling II
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Classroom D20 2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7796 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 AS
Internship in Counseling III
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus) 2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7797 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 COL
Internship in Counseling III
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus), Classroom D20 2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CLC 7797 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
Facilitators Facilitators
CLD 6630 DE
Leading the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Hybrid
Dates: September 8/9; October 6/7; November 3/4
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and Christian tradition. This will include both character and competency issues that leaders must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. This course will also orient the students to healthy congregational structures, administration, and stewardship with a particular emphasis on essential financial processes. (Ministry Cohort Course)

William M. Beachy, PhD wbeachy2@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CLD 6630 AS (631)
Leading the People of God
T: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Johnson
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Gerber 202
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and Christian tradition. This will include both character and competency issues that leaders must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. This course will also orient the students to healthy congregational structures, administration, and stewardship with a particular emphasis on essential financial processes. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Martin Johnson
CNS 5531 DE
YR 1
Group Dynamics 1
W: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Creel
Group Dynamics 1 YR 1 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program, Classroom 2
1.5 Credit Hours

Designed to help group members discover their interpersonal styles and improve their interpersonal skills such as self-disclosure, listening and responding. Students learn how to set and move toward individual personal growth goals. Process awareness skills are sharpened.

Joy Creel
CNS 6622 DE
YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS
Lifestyle and Career Counseling
M: 7:50PM-10:00PM
Bradley
Lifestyle and Career Counseling YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 7:50PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program, Classroom 1
2.5 Credit Hours

Designed to equip the counselor with the concepts and skills necessary to do lifestyle and career assessment and to implement career goals in a plan of action from a Christian viewpoint.

Marcas Bradley marcasbradley@mac.com
CNS 6647 DE
YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS
Counseling and Consulting Services
M: 6:00PM-7:40PM
Creel
Counseling and Consulting Services YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-7:40PM
Detroit Counseling Program, Classroom 1
2 Credit Hours

This course deals with consultation theory and process as related to agencies and post-secondary educational institutions. Explores roles and functions of counselors and student personnel specialists in program and proposal development, conflict management, organization, administration, evaluation of services, public relations, and knowledge of community resources and referral process. Students will be helped to respond to the cultural context of each group, agency, or organization.

Joy Creel
CNS 6651 DE
YR 2
Group Counseling 1
W: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Bradley
Group Counseling 1 YR 2 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Promotes interpersonal skill development and personal growth through the group counseling experience. Covers basic skills in facilitating group development and promoting individual wholeness through group modalities.

Marcas Bradley marcasbradley@mac.com
CNS 7795 DE
YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles
W: 6:00PM-8:30PM
James
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-8:30PM
Detroit Counseling Program, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the value of treatment planning within the therapeutic endeavor, general guiding principles for treatment planning, and well-researched, effective treatment protocols for dealing with specific DSM-IV diagnoses. (A basic understanding of DSM-IV diagnostics, counseling theory, and mental health treatment is required for this course.)

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CNS 7798 DE
POST-COHORT
Internship in Counseling 3
Hockenhull
Internship in Counseling 3 POST-COHORT Detroit Counseling Program 2 Credit Hours

This course continues the experience of CNS 7797 in an on-the-job experience in professional counseling under the tutelage of an on-site supervisor.

Jerrolynn Hockenhull, PhD, DMin, LPC jhockenh@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CRE 5501 CL
Forming the People of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Johnson
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom C
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.

Shane L. Johnson sjohnson@ashland.edu
CTH 5520 AS (631)
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
T: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Colijn
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:00PM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 201
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.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 5520 CL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
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.

Allan R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
CWP 5512 AS (631)
Worship and the Community of God
T: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Bevere
Worship and the Community of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:00PM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 202
3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the liturgical life of the Christian faith. Building upon the foundations of the Bible, Christian tradition, and theology, the course provides the necessary information for a robust understanding of Christian corporate worship. In addition, this course examines the ways in which worship plays a fundamental role in forming and sustaining the community of faith. It also presents students the opportunity to acquire and practice the skills that are necessary to plan and lead meaningful corporate worship. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Allan R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
DMB 9900
Black Church Studies
What Is Black Church Studies?
Myers
What Is Black Church Studies? Black Church Studies Download Syllabus September 18-22, 2017
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

This course will examine the enduring institution and changing dynamics of the Black Church from its inception in America to present. Particular focus is given to its changing history, theology and interpretation of the Bible. It further examines the importance of the Black Church in the life of the community and its people.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMN 9912 AS
Core Seminars
People in Relationship to God
Bevere
People in Relationship to God Core Seminars Download Syllabus October 9-13, 2017
Doctor of Ministry, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This course will acquaint the student with the biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary dimensions of the church. The focus is on the leadership and spiritual formation aspects of the church's life. The student will come to a deeper understanding of the nature and mission of the church and experience unique elements that make the church community of Christ.

Allan R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
DMN 9941 CL
Spiritual Formation
Formational Guidance
Gilmore
Formational Guidance Spiritual Formation Download Syllabus September 25-28. 2017
Doctor of Ministry, Cleveland, OH
4 Credit Hours

This course will expose the student to the disciplines that enhance an intimate pursuit of God's embrace, including the history and practice of spiritual direction, formative prayer, and formational reading of God's Word. The practice of direction will be included as part of the class experience.

Dianthia Gilmore
DMN 9951 AS
Chaplaincy
Chaplaincy Systems
Bevere, Damore
Chaplaincy Systems Chaplaincy Download Syllabus October 2-5, 2017
Doctor of Ministry, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This course will engage students with concepts about family systems, team systems, and organizational systems as they pertain to the role of Chaplaincy. The dynamic complexities will be discussed.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 216-264-4622
Deborah Damore
DMN 9970 CL
Transformational Leadership
Biblical Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice
McCloskey
Biblical Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice Transformational Leadership Download Syllabus October 2-5, 2017
Doctor of Ministry, Cleveland, OH
4 Credit Hours

This course presents, examines and seeks to apply a wide range of information crucial to leadership effectiveness in a broad range of ministry settings. A model for biblical transformational leadership will be presented, with application made to the learner’s personal leadership and ministry context. Biblical and “secular” approaches to leadership theory and practice are compared and contrasted. The learner is asked to bring his or her personal experience to the class as a “live case.” Students will contribute to the learning process by asking questions, and offering insights and analysis of leadership theory and practice based on the assigned readings and life experience.

Mark McCloskey
DMN 9996 AS
Research Proposal Seminar
Morton
Research Proposal Seminar October 3-6, 2017
Doctor of Ministry, SLC 300
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable proposal for a Doctor of Ministry project. The student will conceive and design a ministry project. The proposal is a document with the precise form that outlines the strategic planning and rationale of the ministry project. The class will include instruction in project design, assessment, and academic research.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
DMN 9997 AS
Dissertation Writing Seminar
F: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Morton
Dissertation Writing Seminar October 13, 2017
Friday - 9:00AM-4:30PM
Doctor of Ministry, SLC 302
4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student to write an acceptable final paper for the Doctor of Ministry degree. The student will learn the expectations and design of each chapter in the final doctoral paper. The final paper is an academic report of the student's ministry project. The class will include instruction in academic writing and research.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
FLD 6601 DLS
Field Study Introduction
Swope
Field Study Introduction Download Syllabus There is a mandatory orientation seminar on Wednesday, August 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Gerber Academic Building, room 201, on the Ashland campus. You may attend in person, or online via Blackboard.
Online
1 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the Field Study program and helps them launch into their Field Study at a Field Site with a Field Mentor. Class includes one face-to-face Orientation Seminar to prepare students for online learning and the rigors of self-directed field education. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6602 DLS
Field Study 2
Swope
Field Study 2 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course continues the work begun in FLD 6601 Field Study Introduction. Students will continue to broaden and deepen their experience in ministry as they work at their Field Site and meet with their Field Mentor. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6603 DLS
Field Study 3
Swope
Field Study 3 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

Students will continue to develop in their chosen ministry as they work at their Field Site with their Field Mentor. After completing FLD 6603, MAPT, MAPCC, and MASF students may register for FLD 6610 Field Study Capstone. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6604 DLS
Field Study 4
Swope
Field Study 4 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course allows M.Div. students to delve deeper into ministry practice. Students will continue in their Field Study with their Field Mentor as they maximize their strengths and develop their growth areas. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6605 DLS
Field Study 5
Swope
Field Study 5 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course allows MDIV students to delve deeper into ministry practice. Students will continue in their Field Study with their Field Mentor as they maximize their strengths and develop their growth areas. A portion of the field hours in this class will be used to complete an advanced ministry project in the context of their Field Study. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6610 DLS
Field Study Capstone
Swope
Field Study Capstone Download Syllabus Online 1 Credit Hours

Students conclude their Field Study through final evaluation and reflection upon their entire seminary experience. The Capstone experience for Field Study includes writing a Case Study, compiling a Capstone Portfolio, and arranging a Graduation Interview with a team of ministerial, personal, and academic mentors. Graduation interviews must be completed by November 15th for December graduation and by April 15th for May graduation. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
HOM 5511 COL
Proclaiming the Word of God
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus, Classroom D21
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
HOM 5511 AS (631)
Proclaiming the Word of God
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 202
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
MSS 5501 COL
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus, Classroom D23
3 Credit Hours

This course presents the mission of God (mission Dei) and lays biblical, theological, and practical foundations for its conceptualization. It also exposes students to the worldwide context as it explores issues related to Christian missions, the intersection of Christianity and world religions, and the global church.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
MSS 5501 DE
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus September 15/16; October 20/21; November 17/18; Dec. 15/16, 2017
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

This course presents the mission of God (mission Dei) and lays biblical, theological, and practical foundations for its conceptualization. It also exposes students to the worldwide context as it explores issues related to Christian missions, the intersection of Christianity and world religions, and the global church.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
MSS 5501 DLS
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
Udotong
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course presents the mission of God (mission Dei) and lays biblical, theological, and practical foundations for its conceptualization. It also exposes students to the worldwide context as it explores issues related to Christian missions, the intersection of Christianity and world religions, and the global church.

William Udotong
NTS 5501 DLS
Biblical Greek 1
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Biblical Greek 1 Download Syllabus This class will also meet on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. for synchronous sessions.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Online
3 Credit Hours

This is the first of a two-course sequence that trains students to use the original language of the New Testament competently for preaching, teaching, and study. Emphasis is placed on how the language works. Students are taught the principles of Greek grammar, a basic vocabulary, how to read the Greek New Testament, translation strategies, and the basic exegetical skills appropriate to the stages of their facility in the language.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
NTS 5511 AS (631)
Introduction to the New Testament
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Byron
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
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
NTS 6623/7723 DLS
Exegeis of Revelation
deSilva
Exegeis of Revelation Download Syllabus Online

This course explores the Book of Revelation as an attempt by the Jewish Christian prophet John to open his congregations' eyes to what Roman imperial politics, economy, and ideology look like in the light of God's claim upon all human beings and God's vision for human community, and thus to guide these congregations into a more faithful response to God and a clearer witness to the world. This reading becomes the basis for our application of John's model and challenge to twenty-first century Christians and congregations.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
OTS 5501 AS
Biblical Hebrew 1
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Overland
Biblical Hebrew 1 Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

Here the learner will begin to experience first-hand the message of scripture, as expressed in the language and culture of ancient Israel. This course will lay a foundation of linguistic and exegetical skills.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OTS 5511 AS (631)
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Hawk
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 102
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.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OTS 5511 CL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Crow
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
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 5520 CL
Person in Ministry
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Gilmore
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
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)

Thomas W. Gilmore, DMin tgilmore@ashland.edu 216-264-4624
PCC 5530 COL
Pastoral Counseling & Care
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Dates: September 15/16; October 6/7; November 10/11
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus, Classroom D21
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)

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
PCC 5530 DE
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
James
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
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)

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
PCC 7761 AS
Small Groups as the Context for Pastoral Counseling & Care
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Johnson
Small Groups as the Context for Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 201
3 Credit Hours

This course seeks to equip students in the competencies necessary to developing and leading effective small groups that are specifically designed for care and counsel. Attention will be given to the unique challenges and opportunities present in developing and leading such groups, as well as providing guidance in group dynamics and group development. An additional component of the class will be equipping students to mobilize, train, and supervise lay leaders for this specific form of ministry within the local church.

Shane L. Johnson sjohnson@ashland.edu
PTS 7705 AS
Polity of the United Methodist Church
M: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Snyder
Polity of the United Methodist Church Download Syllabus Monday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
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, Th.M. tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397
SPF 5541 AS
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 Dates: September 15/16; October 13/14; November 10/11
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 103
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. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
SPF 5542 DLS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
Buckwell
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus Online 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. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

Brenda Buckwell, Obl. OSB brenda@livingstreamsflowingwater.com 614-517-8115