ID Title Professor
BSG 5501 DE
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hunt
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

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

Laura Hunt Lhunt5@ashland.edu 734-649-6017
CLD 6630 DE
Leading the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Hybrid
Dates: September 8/9; October 6/7; November 3/4
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

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

William M. Beachy, PhD wbeachy2@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CLD 7790 DE
Pilot Course: Leading Change in Church and Community
Harden , Nelson
Pilot Course: Leading Change in Church and Community Download Syllabus Friday September 8 (6-9 pm)
Saturday September 9 (8 am to 4 pm)

Saturday October 14, (8 am to 4 pm)
Saturday October 28 ( 8 am to 4 pm)

Saturday November 4, (8 am to 4 pm)

Detroit, Classroom 2
3.0 Credit Hours

Ministry leaders often face challenges that require change and the involvement of others. This course engages particpants in learning how to conduct an analysis of the situation or challenge for the purpose of collaborative problem solving for change. Participants will learn basic leadership principles and approaches to leading change and effectively empowering others to build community in the process. Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and methods in leading change in a ministry context and best practices for immediate application.

Mark Harden , Ph.D. mharden@ashland.edu 419-289-5160
Jacqueline Nelson, DMin jnelson4@ashland.edu 313-938-8982
MSS 5501 DE
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community Download Syllabus September 15/16; October 20/21; November 17/18; Dec. 15/16, 2017
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

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

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
PCC 5530 DE
Pastoral Counseling & Care
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
James
Pastoral Counseling & Care Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit, Classroom 1
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the historic practices of pastoral care and counseling as set forth both in scripture and in church history. Pastoral care will be viewed as involving interactions with individuals and groups of people needing pastoral care; equipping the people of Christ to care for one another; and helping the local church embrace its responsibility to the surrounding community and the wider world. This course will also explore preliminary intervention in pastoral counseling, helping students to practice basic counseling skills and mobilize lay people in the local church to engage in a broad range of care giving ministries. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Katherine James kjames@ashland.edu