ID Title Professor
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
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/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
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
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
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
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