ID Title Professor
CRE 5501 AS
Forming the People of God
Thompson
Forming the People of God June 26-July1
Ashland
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/PTS 7701
Doctrine of the Brethren Church
M: 8:30AM-4:00PM, T: 8:30AM-4:00PM, W: 8:30AM-4:00PM, Th: 8:30AM-4:00PM, F: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Stoffer
Doctrine of the Brethren Church June 19-23, 2017
Monday - 8:30AM-4:00PM, Tuesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM, Wednesday - 8:30AM-4:00PM, Thursday - 8:30AM-4:00PM, Friday - 8:30AM-12:00PM
Ashland
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
NTS 5511 AS
Introduction to the New Testament
Byron
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus May 22-26, 2017
Ashland
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
SPF 5541 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines Download Syllabus May 22-26, 2017
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the nature and processes of spiritual formation, drawing upon the models of Dallas Willard and Robert Mulholland. It explores spiritual growth as directed by the Holy Spirit through classical disciplines, both personal and communal, of the Christian tradition. Students will have the opportunity to practice particular spiritual disciplines for growth in personal and social holiness. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
SPF 5542 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus June 19-23, 2017
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.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630