ID Title Professor
BCS 5505 CL
History of the Black Church
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Miller
History of the Black Church Download Syllabus February 16/17; March 16/17; April 13/14, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

An examination and interpretation of the history of the black church, including the seven historic American black denominations: the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Incorporated; the National Baptist Convention of America, Unincorporated; the Progressive National Baptist Convention; and the Church of God in Christ. The role of the black church in the black community will be emphasized along with the contributions to and distinctives within American Protestantism which the black church offers.

Albert G Miller
BCS 5527 CL
Dynamics of Black Church, Black Family and Black Minister
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Dynamics of Black Church, Black Family and Black Minister Download Syllabus January 19/20; February 23/24; March 23/24, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

This course will present an overview of issues, concepts, events, heritage, as well as customs that have evolved to comprise a general African American world view. The course will outline and explore the elements of Black culture that are expressed in the social institutions of Church and Family. The unifying cultural themes will be discussed as functional and central to personal identity and emotional equilibrium. Implications for pastoral care and worship will be discussed.

Crystal Walker, DMin cwalker3@ashland.edu
BCS 5544 CL
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition (4): Retreat
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition (4): Retreat Download Syllabus January 26/27; March 2/3; March 10, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course explores the heritage and modalities of spiritual formation in the Black Tradition and engages students in traditional and contemporary practices and activities by means of workshops, seminars, or retreat formats. Particular attention will be given to how spiritually forming activities interface with issues of justice. This course will alternate with BCS 5522, which explores the same concerns using different resources.

Crystal Walker, DMin cwalker3@ashland.edu
BCS 7705 CL
Internship in Black Church Studies 2
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Myers
Internship in Black Church Studies 2 Download Syllabus January 9; April 10, 2018
Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
McCreary Center
2 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 DE
African American Biblical Interpretation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
African American Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Dates: Jan 19-20; Feb 16-17; Mar 16-17; Apr 20-21

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BSG 5501 DLS
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Smith
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Online 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.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BSG 5502 DLS
Encountering Scripture beyond Translations
TBA
Encountering Scripture beyond Translations Online 3 Credit Hours

The goal of this course is to enable students to enrich their grasp of a given Scripture passage by researching its meaning in the original-language. Students will learn about the theory and practice of translation, the evaluation of translations, how to recognize when investigation of the original-language text is warranted, and how to pursue such investigation responsibly.

TBA TBA
BSG 5510 COL
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation
T: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Hawk
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Tuesday - 5:30PM-7:30PM
Columbus
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 7790 AS
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy Download Syllabus April 20-21, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
1 Credit Hours

Graduating chaplaincy students will synthesize the subject-matter knowledge they have acquired, integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge, and connect theory with application in preparation for entry into professional ministry by offering a comprehensive report on a chaplaincy setting to which they feel called. The final project will include reflection on artifacts from courses in the chaplaincy core.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
CHS 5500 COL
The Story of the Christian Faith
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pierce
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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 6616 DLS
History of Women in the Church
Pierce
History of Women in the Church Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

A study of women's lives, service and contribution to the church beginning with the Bible and early Christian writings. Women's roles and contributions will be surveyed in the apostolic period, the ascetic movement, the medieval period and the Reformation. The post-Reformation period will focus on women in America and the quest for ordination.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu 614-440-1657
CHS/CTH 6640 DLS
Contemporary Theological Perspectives
Colijn
Contemporary Theological Perspectives Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a chronological survey of major theologians and theological movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through engagement with both primary and secondary sources, students will gain an understanding of the diversity of voices within contemporary theology and will be challenged to consider their significance for the church today.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CHS/CTH 7798 AS
Senior Seminar
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Corbin Reuschling
Senior Seminar Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Historical and Theological Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular historical or theological problem. If there are not enough students to populate a regular class, students will write their papers in the context of either an advanced-level elective course or an independent study project. In either case, students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (HTS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CHS/CTH/SPF 5531 HY
HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF PASTORAL CARE
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF PASTORAL CARE Download Syllabus This is a hybrid course with actual class meetings scheduled for January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 21.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

Effective and vital pastoral ministry depend upon a competent theological foundation that is woven into the daily practices of the clergy. This course is a historical survey of theological reflection on pastoral care through the centuries. The class will probe how doctrine informs pastoral practice in various contexts including ministry to those suffering and dying, those encountering injustice, working through division, and the promise and possibilities of pastoral care in the diverse community that is the church. In addition, the theological context of worship and sacraments will be explored. Some class time will devote specific attention to the pastoral theology and care of Gregory the Great, John Wesley, and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Allan R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
CLC 5508 AS
Counseling Techniques
Th: 8:00AM-10:10AM
Davis
Counseling Techniques Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:10AM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
2.5 Credit Hours

This course is designed to equip the student with a knowledge of the essential counseling skills such as attending, listening, probing, focusing, goal setting and challenging.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CLC 5522 COL
Lifestyle and Career Counseling
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM, T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Wetherbee
Lifestyle and Career Counseling Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM, Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
3 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.

Lee Wetherbee, PhD, LP, LPCC-S lwetherb@ashland.edu 419-289-5995
CLC 5530 AS
Group Dynamics 1
Th: 3:20PM-5:30PM
Imhoff
Group Dynamics 1 Download Syllabus Thursday - 3:20PM-5:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
2.5 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.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
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 6691 COL
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM, T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Donofrio
Introduction to Research Methods and Design Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM, Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
3 Credit Hours

Provides the student with a review of the basic concepts and methods of social/behavioral research. Material to be covered includes: questionnaire construction, interview techniques, observational methods and statistical analysis.

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
CLC 7721 COL
Crisis Counseling (III)
S: 9:00AM-12:15PM, S: 1:15PM-4:45PM
Kasberg
Crisis Counseling (III) Download Syllabus January 13, 20, 27, 2018
February 3, 10, 17, 2018
Saturday - 9:00AM-12:15PM, Saturday - 1:15PM-4:45PM
Clinical Content Courses
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.

Mary Kay Kasberg
CLC 7729 AS
Differential Diagnosis (III)
Th: 10:20AM-12:30PM
Milloy
Differential Diagnosis (III) Download Syllabus Thursday - 10:20AM-12:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus)
2.5 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts are presented for the proper assessment of different categories of abnormal behavior. Special attention is given to the principles underlying the multiaxial approach of the DSM system. Includes material on conducting the diagnostic interview and the mental status exam.

Patrick Milloy
CLC 7751 DLS
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (I)
Th: 6:00PM-8:45PM
Wetherbee
Special Issues in Abnormal-Personality Disorders (I) Download Syllabus Thursday - 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 7756 DLS
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I)
Imhoff
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I) Download Syllabus Clinical Content Courses 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide students with an introductory overview of Substance Abuse and Dependence. Emphasis will be given to the origin, diagnosis and treatment (including self-help programs) of substance related disorders, as well as their impact on the family of the addicted individual. This course will serve as a prerequisite for the other advanced courses for those students having no prior coursework in Substance Abuse and Dependence.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
CLC 7761 AS
Personality Assessment (II)
M: 6:00PM-8:45PM
Donofrio
Personality Assessment (II) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-8:45PM
Clinical Content Courses
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 7780 AS
Counseling the Dying and Grieving (IV)
W: 10:30AM-12:00PM, W: 1:00PM-5:05PM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Counseling the Dying and Grieving (IV) Download Syllabus Feb. 21, 28; Mar. 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11
Wednesday - 10:30AM-12:00PM, Wednesday - 1:00PM-5:05PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

Issues of death, dying, loss, and grief impact lives on a regular basis. This course will provide counseling students with foundational biblical, historical, and theological "end of life" principles. The course will provide an overview of current conceptualizations of grief and mourning. Interventions will be presented for supporting the dying, as well as individuals going through bereavement. Additional strategies will be presented for identifying and intervening with those who have clinically significant complicated grief. Throughout the course, the students will be encouraged to explore their own grief reactions, as well as to consider the meaning of life and death from a Christian worldview.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt
CLC 7790 COL
Brief Therapy in an Era of Managed Care (IV)
S: 9:00AM-12:15PM, S: 1:15PM-4:45PM
Coffman
Brief Therapy in an Era of Managed Care (IV) Download Syllabus March 17, 24, 2018
April 7, 14, 2018
Saturday - 9:00AM-12:15PM, Saturday - 1:15PM-4:45PM
Clinical Content Courses
2 Credit Hours

This course will focus on the current managed care climate, strategies for navigating this environment successfully, possible future trends, and brief therapy as the preferred treatment modality within managed care.

Michael Coffman exnilo@neo.rr.com
CLC 7796 COL
Internship in Counseling I
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus 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 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 7797 COL
Internship in Counseling II
Reuschling, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus 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 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 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) 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 COL
Leading the People of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Johnson
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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)

Shane L. Johnson sjohnson@ashland.edu
CLD 7774 HY
Communication and Conflict in the Church
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Johnson
Communication and Conflict in the Church Download Syllabus January 12-13; February 9-10; April 6-7, 2018
This is a hybrid course
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course will provide an overall view of communication and the process of conflict resolution in the administration of the local congregation including committees, boards and staff.

Shane L. Johnson sjohnson@ashland.edu
CNS 5532 DEC
YR 1
Group Dynamics 2
M: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Creel
Group Dynamics 2 YR 1 Download Syllabus Monday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Continues the learning of interpersonal skills with additional attention to advanced empathy, constructive confrontation and immediacy. Personal growth goals are set and pursued and process awareness skills are sharpened.

Joy Creel
CNS 6635 DEC
YR 1
Practicum in Counseling
W: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Jefferson
Practicum in Counseling YR 1 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:15PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Provides students with practice in helping skills via activities such as written exercises, structured exercises, role-playing, verbatims and field exercises. Includes constructive feedback on student's practice of helping skills.

Jamell Jefferson
CNS 6652 DEC
YR 2
Group Counseling 2
M: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Bradley
Group Counseling 2 YR 2 Download Syllabus Monday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 Credit Hours

Continues to provide opportunity for personal growth through group counseling. It also acquaints the student with a variety of group therapy models and techniques. Students explore their own leadership interventions.

Marcas Bradley marcasbradley@mac.com
CNS 6691 DEC
YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
M: 6:00PM-8:30PM
James
Introduction to Research Methods and Design YR 2 SPR DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-8:30PM
Detroit Counseling Program
3 Credit Hours

Provides the student with a review of the basic concepts and methods of social/behavioral research. Material to be covered includes: questionnaire construction, interview techniques, observational methods and statistical analysis.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CNS 6692 DEC
YR 2 SPRING DET COHORT CLASS
Assessment
W: 7:30PM-10:00PM
James
Assessment YR 2 SPRING DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Wednesday - 7:30PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
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.

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu
CNS 7796 DEC
POST-COHORT
Internship in Counseling 1
W: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Creel
Internship in Counseling 1 POST-COHORT Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:15PM
Detroit Counseling Program
1.5 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.

Joy Creel
CNS 7797
POST-COHORT
Internship in Counseling 2
W: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Creel
Internship in Counseling 2 POST-COHORT Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:15PM
Detroit Counseling Program
2 Credit Hours

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

Joy Creel
CRE 5501 COL
Forming the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus January 19/20; February 16/17; March 16/17; April 13/14, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
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.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
CRE 5503 DE
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
TBA
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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.

TBA TBA
CTH 5510 AS
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Colijn
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

(FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY) 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
CTH 5520 DLS
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
Colijn
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Online 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/CHS 6640
Contemporary Theological Perspectives
Colijn
Contemporary Theological Perspectives Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a chronological survey of major theologians and theological movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through engagement with both primary and secondary sources, students will gain an understanding of the diversity of voices within contemporary theology and will be challenged to consider their significance for the church today.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CWP 5512 CL
Worship and the Community of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Gilmore
Worship and the Community of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
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)

Thomas W. Gilmore, DMin tgilmore@ashland.edu 216-264-4624
DMB 9932
Black Church Studies
Black Church and the Call to Ministry
Myers
Black Church and the Call to Ministry Black Church Studies Download Syllabus April 16-20. 2018
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMB 9952
Black Church Studies
Ethical Leadership and Black Church Traditions
Fluker
Ethical Leadership and Black Church Traditions Black Church Studies Download Syllabus January 22-26, 2018
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to acquaint students with major figures, movements, and issues in African American theological and ethical traditions with particular emphasis on leadership. The course explores theoretical concerns within respective traditions and offers a forum for practical engagement with contemporary problems associated with African American church life and culture.

Walter Fluker
DMN 9911 AS
Core Seminars
Formational Hermeneutics
Hawk
Formational Hermeneutics Core Seminars Download Syllabus February 5-8, 2018
Doctor of Ministry, Shultz 101
4 Credit Hours

This course explores the interpretation of Scripture for the purpose of personal and ministry formation. Students will be challenged to develop a self-aware, consistent hermeneutic that integrates responsible interpretation with personal transformation. They will apply this hermeneutic to their own ministry contexts to enrich their use of Scripture in preaching, teaching, and spiritual formation.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
DMN 9953 AS
Chaplaincy
Chaplaincy Ethics
Corbin Reuschling
Chaplaincy Ethics Chaplaincy Download Syllabus February 5-8, 2018
Doctor of Ministry, Shultz 104
4 Credit Hours

This course will orient learners to the ethical principles and practices chaplains engage as those often believed to be the moral compass of the institution they serve. Christian ethics, professional ethics, and clinical ethics, will all be part of the conversation.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
DMN 9969 AS
Leadership
Cultural Leadership: Embracing Personal Ministry Context
Morton
Cultural Leadership: Embracing Personal Ministry Context Leadership Download Syllabus February 5-8. 2018
3-Day Guest Speaker - Bishop Joey Johnson
Doctor of Ministry, SLC 300
4 Credit Hours

This course will explore the nature of post-Christian Western culture and the way that churches decline, the media, social justice issues and the digital age pose challenges and opportunities for Christian leadership both in growing local churches and in public communication of the gospel. (SU 18, ASH)

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
DMN 9996 AS
Research Proposal Seminar
Morton
Research Proposal Seminar Download Syllabus February 13-16, 2018
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
Morton
Dissertation Writing Seminar Download Syllabus March 15 & 16, 2018
Doctor of Ministry, SLC 300
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
ETH 5530 CL
Christian Ethics
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus January 20; February 10; February 24; March 24
Please note: Class is located in Cleveland for four Saturdays and is open to anyone from Detroit, Ashland, Cleveland and Columbus. Hybrid format with an on-line component to be added in between weeks.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
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.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
ETH 5530 DE
Christian Ethics
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus January 26-27; February 23-24; March 23-24, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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 R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
ETH 5530 AS (631)
Christian Ethics
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
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.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
ETH/CLD 7790 DLS
Leadership Ethics/Pilot in Leadership
Corbin Reuschling
Leadership Ethics/Pilot in Leadership Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course explores the nature and necessity of moral leadership in church and society. In conversation with Scripture and theology, we will explore various ethical theories and their relevance to the goals and practices of leadership as understood in the context of Christian faith. A significant component of this course will be applied ethics in leadership, addressing such areas as the importance of character, the use of power, truthtelling, inclusive decision making, sexuality, functioning with integrity in organizational and institutional contexts, the use of resources, and contributing to the formation of a just community.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
EVG 5513 CL
Evangelistic Practices
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Payne
Evangelistic Practices Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom A
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the praxis of evangelism from the context of the individual faith-sharer and the local church. The course examines the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for evangelism, church growth, and church planting to include various concepts, models, techniques, and methods used by disciple-making congregations. Students will also explore how the local church partners in world evangelization.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
EVG 5513 AS (631)
Evangelistic Practices
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Payne
Evangelistic Practices Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the praxis of evangelism from the context of the individual faith-sharer and the local church. The course examines the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for evangelism, church growth, and church planting to include various concepts, models, techniques, and methods used by disciple-making congregations. Students will also explore how the local church partners in world evangelization.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
FLD 6601 DLS
Field Study Introduction
Swope
Field Study Introduction Download Syllabus 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 CL
Proclaiming the Word of God
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland, Classroom B
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 DE
Proclaiming the Word of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus January 12/13; February 9/10; March 9/10; April 13/14, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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.

William M. Beachy, PhD wbeachy2@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
MSS 5501 AS (631)
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
T: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Payne
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
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 6613 AS
Cultural Competencies
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Cultural Competencies Download Syllabus January 12-13; February 9-10; March 2-3; April 6-7, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes the idea of culture as it uses the disciplines of cultural anthropology, cross-cultural communication, and sociology to help students develop cultural competencies that will inform how they practice ministry in the multi-cultural context of a given ministry setting. The course emphasizes cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, and cultural encounters. The course utilizes case studies, self-assessment, and participant observation.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
NTS 5502 DLS
Biblical Greek 2
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Biblical Greek 2 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 second 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 COL
Introduction to the New Testament
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Byron
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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 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
NTS 5511 DLS
Introduction to the New Testament
deSilva
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Online 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.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
NTS 6661 AS
The Parables of Jesus
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Byron
The Parables of Jesus Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course examines the nature and use of parables in the Gospels and early Jewish literature. It will include a survey of interpretive approaches as well as historical, cultural and geographical issues. Students will be given the opportunity to consider the usage and repackaging of parables in the modern media. Special attention will be given to the exegetical examination of parables and their usage in ministry settings.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
OTS 5502 AS
Biblical Hebrew 2
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Overland
Biblical Hebrew 2 Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in the first semester of Biblical Hebrew as we read more extended segments of scripture and explore pivotal nuances of expression often bypassed in translations.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OTS 5511 DLS
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
Overland
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Online 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.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
OTS 5512 CL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Crow
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) 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 Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

Timothy Crow tcrow@ashland.edu
OTS 5512 AS (631)
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Hawk
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
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.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
OTS 6660/7760 DLS
Wisdom Literature/Exegesis of Wisdom Literature
Overland
Wisdom Literature/Exegesis of Wisdom Literature Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

Instruction for growing wise and wrestling with thorny issues dominate the pages of Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. The theological and practical messages found within Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, selected Psalms, and Song of Songs will be explored in their literary context during this course. Wisdom in surrounding cultures of the Ancient Near East will also be explored.

Paul Overland, PhD poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
PCC 5520 AS (631)
Person in Ministry
T: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Thompson
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
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)

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
PCC 5530 AS
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Johnson
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:00PM-4:00PM
Ashland
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)

Shane L. Johnson sjohnson@ashland.edu
PCC 6653 AS
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
TBA
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving January 19/20; February 9/10; February 23/24, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
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.

TBA TBA
SPF 5541 DLS
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
Buckwell
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus Online 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.

Brenda Buckwell, Obl. OSB brenda@livingstreamsflowingwater.com 614-517-8115
SPF 5542 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Buckwell
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus January 26/27; February 23/24; March 23/24, 2018
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. 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
SPF 5542 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus January 12/13; February 9/10; March 16/17, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
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.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 7780 AS
Spiritual Guidance
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Guidance Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course will expose students to the history and practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It will address biblical, classical and contemporary models of spiritual direction. Students will develop skills as spiritual guides to mentor and lead others by the power of the Holy Spirit. These skills will enhance students' own development and growth as leaders in spiritual direction for the formation of others in the church and world.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu