ID Title Professor
BCS 5521 CL
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Readings/Reflections 2
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Readings/Reflections 2 Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12; Oct 9/10; Nov 6/7
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course explores primary and secondary sources in the African American religious experience in an effort to uncover indigenous material that reflects a distinctively Black spiritual formation tradition. Students will explore different genres - slave narratives, conversion narratives, call narratives, prayers, sermons, art - as well as the life and works of selected personalities. This course will alternate with BCS 5520, which explores the same concerns using different resources.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
BCS 7700 CL
Internship in Black Church Studies 1
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Myers
Internship in Black Church Studies 1 Download Syllabus Course meets on 2 Fridays - Oct 2 and Dec 4
Friday - 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 WEEKENDS: Sept 25/26; Oct 23/24; Nov 13/14
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
BCS/CTH 5511 CL
Black Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Black Theology Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 18/19; Oct 16/17; Oct 30/31
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.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
BSG 5501 DE
Engaging Texts & Contexts
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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 5501 AS
Engaging Texts & Contexts
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Mournet
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 202
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.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
BSG 5501 COL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Mournet
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
BSG 5510 AS
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation
Th: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Eastman
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY
Thursday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 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.

David Eastman
CHP 6645 AS
Introduction to Chaplaincy
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Introduction to Chaplaincy Download Syllabus WEEKEND COURSE: Sept 25/26; Oct 30/31; Nov 20/21; Dec 11/12
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.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
CHS 5500 DL
The Story of the Christian Faith
Emptage
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.

Ronald Emptage, Ph.D. remptage@ashland.edu
CHS 6616 DL
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
CHS/CTH 6620 DL
Varieties of Early Christian Thought
Pierce
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.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
CHS/PTS 7703 AS
History of the United Methodist Church
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Bevere
History of the United Methodist Church Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
2 Credit Hours

This course surveys the history of United Methodism from its rise in England in the 18th century to the present, with attention to the forces that have shaped the movement and its impact on the various contexts in which it has developed. Approximately half of the course is devoted to Methodist origins in the period of the Wesleys. (Fulfills the United Methodist History requirement stated in the UM Discipline [2012], Par. 324.4).

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CLC 5504 CCA
Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
Th: 2:35PM-4:15PM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Introduction to Mental Health Counseling Download Syllabus Thursday - 2:35PM-4:15PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces the student to the history and trends within the counseling profession and information on professional counseling organizations. Students will obtain an understanding of the roles and functions as well as the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities of licensed counselors. Preparation standards for licensure as Professional Counselors (PC) and Professional Clinical Counselors (PCC) will be discussed.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
CLC 5511 CCA
Human Growth and Development
Th: 8:00AM-10:45AM
Mann
Human Growth and Development Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:00AM-10:45AM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
3 Credit Hours

This course is an overview of the normal developmental processes and life crises through which a person generally moves from conception to death. Some attention will be given to the technique and teaching tools which a Christian counselor might use to assist the client who is struggling to pass productively through life's stages.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
CLC 5520 CCA
Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
Th: 10:51AM-2:25PM
Donofrio, Kelso
Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling Download Syllabus Thursday - 10:51AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
3 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.

Tony Donofrio, PhD, PC adonofri@ashland.edu 419-289-5180
Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CLC 5530 CCA
Group Dynamics 1
Th: 4:25PM-5:40PM
Imhoff, Facilitators
Group Dynamics 1 Download Syllabus Thursday - 4:25PM-5:40PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 303/304
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.

Brad Imhoff, PhD, LPC bimhoff1@ashland.edu 419-289-5144
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 6636 AS
Practicum in Counseling
Th: 6:20PM-8:00PM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Practicum in Counseling Download Syllabus This course is open to all Ashland and Columbus students who have completed the first year of cohort classes.
Thursday - 6:20PM-8:00PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Ashland Campus), Sandberg 300
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.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
CLC 6636 CCC
Practicum in Counseling
T: 2:35PM-4:15PM
Sadler-Gerhardt, Facilitators
Practicum in Counseling Download Syllabus This course is open to all Ashland and Columbus students who have completed the first year of cohort classes.
Tuesday - 2:35PM-4:15PM
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.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 6691 CCC
Introduction to Research Methods and Design
T: 8:00AM-10:45AM
Donofrio
Introduction to Research Methods and Design Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:00AM-10:45AM
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 6692 CCC
Assessment
T: 10:55AM-2:25PM
Reuschling
Assessment Download Syllabus This course time includes a break for lunch from 12:25-1:25 p.m.
Tuesday - 10:55AM-2:25PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
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 COL
Crisis Counseling (III)
T: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Sadler-Gerhardt
Crisis Counseling (III) Download Syllabus Fall Clinical Content Course
Tuesday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
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.

Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt, PhD, PCC cgerhard@ashland.edu 419-289-5163
CLC 7729 COL
Differential Diagnosis (III)
T: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Reuschling
Differential Diagnosis (III) Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 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.

Mike Reuschling, PhD, LPCC-S mreuschl@ashland.edu 419-289-5968
CLC 7743 COL
Special Issues in Family Counseling (IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Davis
Special Issues in Family Counseling (IV) Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12, 18/19, 25/26, Oct 2/3
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the pastoral counselor with a background for ministering to families. Attention will be given to history taking, problem assessment and therapeutic interventions.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
CLC 7753 AS
Special Issues in Counseling Adolescents (I)
M: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Strausbaugh
Special Issues in Counseling Adolescents (I) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Gerber 203
3 Credit Hours

This course will present the dynamics of adolescent conflicts within the family system. Attention will be given to etiology, assessment, and treatment. The course will consist of both didactic and experiential learning.

Jerry Strausbaugh
CLC 7756 COL
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I)
W: 6:00PM-9:30PM
Imhoff
Introduction to Substance Abuse (Category I) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:30PM
Clinical Content Courses, Columbus
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) - CLOSED
W: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Donofrio
Personality Assessment (II) - CLOSED Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:30AM-12:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Shultz 102
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 7784 AS
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (IV) - CLOSED
F: 6:00PM-9:45PM, S: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Kelso
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (IV) - CLOSED Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Oct 30/31, Nov 6/7, 13/14, 20/21
Friday - 6:00PM-9:45PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-4:00PM
Clinical Content Courses, Shultz 102
3 Credit Hours

This course investigates major issues pertinent to counseling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Major theoretical approaches, stages of treatment, therapeutic interventions, and professional issues are explored.

Linda Kelso lkelso@ashland.edu
CLC 7787 COL
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV)
M: 6:15PM-9:00PM
Imhoff
Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Category IV) Download Syllabus Monday - 6:15PM-9:00PM
Clinical Content Courses
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 7790 AS
Brief Therapy in an Era of Managed Care (IV)
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Coffman
Brief Therapy in an Era of Managed Care (IV) Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: October 9/10, 16/17, 23/24
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:30AM-10:00AM
Clinical Content Courses, Shultz 104
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 7795 COL
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V)
M: 2:00PM-4:45PM
Fullen
Treatment Planning Practices and Principles (V) Download Syllabus Fall Clinical Content Course
Monday - 2:00PM-4:45PM
Clinical Content Courses
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.)

Matt Fullen mfullen1@ashland.edu
CLC 7796 AS
Internship in Counseling I
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7796 COL
Internship in Counseling I
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling I Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 AS
Internship in Counseling II
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7797 COL
Internship in Counseling II
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling II Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 AS
Internship in Counseling III
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLC 7798 COL
Internship in Counseling III
Mann, Facilitators
Internship in Counseling III Download Syllabus All iterations of Internship groups will be offered each term. Once registered, call the Counseling Department at 419-289-5472 or email Colleen at chord@ashland.edu to be assigned to a group.
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.

David P. Mann, PhD, LPCC-S dmann@ashland.edu 419-289-5872
Facilitators Facilitators
CLD 6630 DE
Leading the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Lewis
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Aug 28, Sept 11, 25/26; Oct 16/17, 30; Nov 20/21
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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)

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CLD 6630 AS
Leading the People of God
T: 8:45AM-12:00PM
Lewis
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus This is how the ministry cohort will be structured:

8:45-10:15 - Leading the People of God lecture
10:15 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Pastoral Counseling and Care lecture
1:00-4:00 - Small Group for both classes

Tuesday - 8:45AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
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)

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CNS 5531 DC1
YR 1 FALL DET COHORT
Group Dynamics 1
W: 8:45PM-10:00PM
Harrington
Group Dynamics 1 YR 1 FALL DET COHORT Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:45PM-10:00PM
Detroit Counseling Program
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.

Nyreia Harrington nharring@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CNS 6622 DC2
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
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 DC2
YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS
Counseling and Consulting Services
M: 6:00PM-7:40PM
Marshall
Counseling and Consulting Services YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-7:40PM
Detroit Counseling Program
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.

Sharon Marshall smarshal@ashland.edu
CNS 6651 DC2
YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS
Group Counseling 1
W: 8:45PM-10:00PM
McKinstry
Group Counseling 1 YR 2 FALL DET COHORT CLASS 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.

Mashavu McKinstry mmckinst@ashland.edu
CNS 7795 DC2
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
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 DEC
Internship in Counseling 3
W: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Johnson
Internship in Counseling 3 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-7:30PM
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 Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
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 WEEKENDS: Sept 18/19; Oct 9/10; Nov 6/7
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
CTH 5510 COL
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
M: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Fullen
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Download Syllabus FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY
Monday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Columbus Campus)
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.

Matt Fullen mfullen1@ashland.edu
CTH 5520 AS
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
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.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CTH 5520 COL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pierce
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
CTH 6620 DL
Varieties of Early Christian Thought
Pierce
Varieties of Early Christian Thought 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.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
CTH/ETH/SPF/PTS 7792 AS
Conf/Seminar in Christian Theology: Kingdom of God in Christian Practice
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Conf/Seminar in Christian Theology: Kingdom of God in Christian Practice Download Syllabus WEEKEND COURSE: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 23/24

COURSE TITLE: Kingdom of God and Christian Practice

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
3 Credit Hours

Credit is available for those who attend approved conferences and seminars. Students should check with the department chairperson for reading and writing requirements associated with attendance at approved conferences and seminars.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CTH/PTS 7701 AS
Doctrine of the Brethren Church
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Stoffer
Doctrine of the Brethren Church Download Syllabus Class meets for 10 weeks from Thursday, Sept. 17 to Nov. 19
Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Shultz 101
2 Credit Hours

This course considers the background and development of Brethren doctrine in the Brethren movement generally and The Brethren Church specifically. Attention is given to the beginnings in Anabaptism and Pietism and to how Brethren doctrine has developed from the eighteenth century to the present.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
DMB 9934
Black Church Studies
Prophetic Proclamation
Myers
Prophetic Proclamation Black Church Studies Download Syllabus September 21-25, 2015
Dr. Jeremiah Wright, DMin
Doctor of Ministry, McCreary
4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide a survey and analysis of the development of Prophetic Proclamation from biblical days up until the present day. Special emphasis will be given to Prophetic Proclamation as found in the black religious experience and the preaching of African and African-descended preachers within the Christian faith, both on the continent of Africa and in the African Diaspora.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
DMN 9911
Core Seminars
Formational Hermeneutics
Mournet
Formational Hermeneutics Core Seminars Download Syllabus October 5-8, 2015
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 104
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.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
DMN 9912
Core Seminars
People in Relationship to God
Bevere
People in Relationship to God Core Seminars Download Syllabus October 5-8, 2015
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 103
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.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9925
Formational Counseling
Special Issues in Formational Counseling
Halley
Special Issues in Formational Counseling Formational Counseling Download Syllabus September 21-25, 2015 (Cohort M)
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
4 Credit Hours

Formational counseling seeks to integrate pastoral care, spiritual direction, Spirit-directed counseling primarily focused on the use of formational prayers. Providing care to broken people in this way will bring the caregiver into contact with persons of deep woundedness. It is therefore crucial that the Formational counselor have at least a rudimentary understanding of the empirical clinical literature regarding the common syndromes which they will most often encounter. In this course students will learn from the integration of clinical information about Personality Disorders and Mood and Anxiety Disorders with the practice of Formational Counseling. An intentional focus will be maintenance of a scope of practice within the ethical and legal standards of state and local statues. In addition general diagnostic categories, and functional use of Spiritual Disciplines in the application of Formational Counseling will be topics of discussion.

Anne Halley annehalley4@gmail.com
DMN 9926
Formational Counseling
Formational Counseling in Small Groups
Thomas
Formational Counseling in Small Groups Formational Counseling Download Syllabus September 14-18, 2015 (Cohort M)
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
4 Credit Hours

Students will explore the transformational elements of Christian community as expressed in small groups that gather for healing care and formational prayer. Built upon biblical, psychological, and historical principles, students will learn to facilitate small groups in a practicum structure during the two week class intensive. A specific curriculum will be used as the vehicle for learning during this experience.

Donna Thomas dthomas1@ashland.edu
DMN 9947
Spiritual Formation
Discipleship as Life in Kingdom of God: Spirituality of Dallas Willard
Rowland
Discipleship as Life in Kingdom of God: Spirituality of Dallas Willard Spiritual Formation Download Syllabus October 5-8, 2015
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland
4 Credit Hours

This course examines the contribution of Dallas Willard to the spiritual formation literature of the 20th century with particular attention to his concept of discipleship as life in the kingdom of God.

Sharon Rowland sharon.rowland87@gmail.com
DMN 9961
Transformational Leadership
Organizing for Spiritual Renewal
Morton
Organizing for Spiritual Renewal Transformational Leadership Download Syllabus October 5-8, 2015
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
4 Credit Hours

To deepen and cultivate participant's knowledge of spiritual renewal theologically, historically and to practically equip them to experience, lead, prepare and organize the local church for renewal.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
DMN 9996
Research Proposal Seminar
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar October 19-22, 2015
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
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.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9996 FC
Research Proposal Seminar
S: 8:30AM-12:30PM
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar September 19, 2015 (Cohort M)
Saturday - 8:30AM-12:30PM
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
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.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9996 GT
Research Proposal Seminar
F: 8:30AM-12:30PM
Bevere
Research Proposal Seminar October 9, 2015 (General Tracks)
Friday - 8:30AM-12:30PM
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 103
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.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
DMN 9997
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Bevere
Dissertation Writing Seminar October 26-29, 2015
(General Tracks)
Doctor of Ministry, Ashland, Shultz 105
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.

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
ETH 5530 AS
Christian Ethics
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
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 7792 AS
Conf/Seminar in Christian Theology: Kingdom of God in Christian Practice
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Conf/Seminar in Christian Theology: Kingdom of God in Christian Practice Download Syllabus WEEKEND COURSE: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 23/24
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
3 Credit Hours

Credit is available for those who attend approved conferences and seminars. Students should check with the department chairperson of the respective department for reading and writing requirements associated with attendance at approved conferences and seminars.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
EVG 5513 COL
Evangelistic Practices
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Van Dop
Evangelistic Practices Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Nov 13/14
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
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.

Stephen Van Dop
FLD 6601 DL
Field Study Introduction
Swope
Field Study Introduction Download Syllabus THIS COURSE WILL HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE ORIENTATION; see dates/times below:

8/24 - Ashland, 6-9 pm
8/26 - Columbus 6-9 p.m.
8/27- Detroit, 6-9 pm
8/31- Cleveland, 6-9 p.m.

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 DL
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 DL
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 DL
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 DL
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 DL
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 AS
Proclaiming the Word of God
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland, Gerber 201
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 CL
Proclaiming the Word of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Dudley
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 25/26; Oct 16/17; Nov 13/14
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
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.

Kevin Dudley, DMin kdudley@ashland.edu 419-289-5170
HOM 6613 DE
Preaching in Contemporary Context
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Dudley
Preaching in Contemporary Context Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 18/19; Oct 23/24; Nov 6/7
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course is concerned with the task in assisting students in understanding contemporary North American cultural milieu and then to assist students to preach skillfully under the anointing of the Holy Spirit in that milieu. The course will give attention to understanding the contours of postmodern thought, implications of technological revolution, alternative expressions of preaching such as found in the Emerging Church movement, and preaching in a free society with its political dimensions. Each student will preach in this course.

Kevin Dudley, DMin kdudley@ashland.edu 419-289-5170
ITS 5500 DL
STEP ONE Platform
Hudson
STEP ONE Platform Download Syllabus If registration exceeds the cap for this course (25), a 2nd section MAY be opened.

Online
Pass/Fail Credit Hours

This 5-week introductory, online, non-credit platform that will set the student on pace for a thriving Seminary journey by exposing them to several tools necessary for success. Student will have an opportunity to give feedback on their experience as an entering new student through the ESQ (Entering Student Questionnaire). Student will complete a writing assessment to gain a better understanding of what is necessary for academic writing success at Ashland. Opportunity will be given to each student to learn how to navigate through an online format via a LMS (Learning Management System). Participation in online dialogue with fellow students, devotions, email correspondence, videos, and special readings are all a part of this introductory platform. Additionally, we are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for the student to complete a personality assessment to discover personal strengths and preferences that will enhance a deeper knowledge of one's self. This will be achieved through a one on one meeting with a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner about the results of their personality assessment and its integration with their learning style, family life, relationships and career goals. Lastly, each student will be assigned to an academic advisor who will put together a MAP (My Advising Plan) for an appropriate and successful educational journey at ATS.

Carrie Hudson, D.Min.
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 WEEKENDS: Aug 28/29; Oct 9/10; Nov 13/14; Dec 4/5
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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 DL
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
Douglass
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.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu
NTS 5501 DL
Biblical Greek 1
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Biblical Greek 1 Download Syllabus This course will be taught synchronously, which means the student is required to join an online web-meeting on the listed day and times.
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
Introduction to the New Testament
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Byron
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland, Gerber 203
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 DL
Introduction to the New Testament
Mournet
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.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
NTS 6640 CL
New Testament Backgrounds
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Byron
New Testament Backgrounds Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland

This course provides an overview of the social, economic, political, and religious arenas of the Greco-Roman world through a variety of primary and secondary resources coupled with evidence from archaeology. Selected passages from the New Testament whose perspective and content reflect or are illuminated by the thought world of the first century will also be examined.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
OTS 5501 AS
Biblical Hebrew 1
M: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Overland
Biblical Hebrew 1 Download Syllabus Monday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
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
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Overland
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 201
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 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
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
OTS 5512 DL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
Baker
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Online 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.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu
PCC 5520 CL
Person in Ministry
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Lewis
Person in Ministry Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

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

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
PCC 5530 AS
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Chafins
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus 8:45-10:15 - Leading the People of God lecture
10:15 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Pastoral Counseling and Care lecture
1:00-4:00 - Small Group for both classes

Tuesday - 10:30AM-12:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
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)

Tim Chafins tchafins@ashland.edu
PCC 5530 COL
Pastoral Counseling & Care
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Chafins
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
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)

Tim Chafins tchafins@ashland.edu
PTS 7792 AS
Conference/Seminar in Practical Theology
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Conference/Seminar in Practical Theology Download Syllabus WEEKEND COURSE: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 23/24

Course title: Kingdom of God and Christian Practice

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
3 Credit Hours

Credit is available for those who attend approved conferences and seminars. Students should check with the department chairperson for reading and writing requirements associated with attendance at approved conferences and seminars.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
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 WEEKENDS: Aug 28/29; Sept 18/19; Oct 16/17
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Gerber 203
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 5541 CL
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 WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12; Oct 9/10; Oct 30/31
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
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 5541 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Buckwell
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Aug 28/29; Sept 25/26; Oct 23/24
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
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
SPF 5541 DE
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Karidis
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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.

Lynn Karidis lkaridis@ashland.edu
SPF 7790 DE
Pilot Course: Christian Mysticism
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Pilot Course: Christian Mysticism Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 30/31
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

Uncatalogued courses are offered occasionally to enrich the offerings of the major and to tap the resources of department faculty and visiting scholars. Specific course titles and descriptions are available when the course is scheduled.

William Beachy
SPF 7792 AS
Conference/Seminar in Spiritual Formation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Conference/Seminar in Spiritual Formation Download Syllabus WEEKEND COURSE: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 23/24

COURSE TITLE: Kingdom of God and Christian Practice

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 9:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland, Shultz 101
1 Credit Hours

Credit is available for those who attend approved conferences and seminars. Students should check with the department chairperson for reading and writing requirements associated with attendance at approved conferences and seminars.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
SPF/CHS/CTH 7790 DE
Pilot Course: Christian Mysticism
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Pilot Course: Christian Mysticism Download Syllabus WEEKENDS: Sept 11/12; Oct 2/3; Oct 30/31
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

Uncatalogued courses are offered occasionally to enrich the offerings of the major and to tap the resources of department faculty and visiting scholars. Specific course titles and descriptions are available when the course is scheduled.

William Beachy