SMIN 509 Survey of Church History. A survey of the social, institutional, and intellectual history of Christianity. Topics will investigate how various church traditions give shape to ministry. Credit 3 hours....

SMIN 507 Theology. In this course, students learn to link scriptural, historical, and theological sources in order to both create and understand theological constructs for youth ministry. It gives attention to how context (race, class, gender, other) shapes theological convictions. Credit 3 hours....

SMIN 505 Studies of the New Testament. An introduction to 27 books that constitute the New Testament. This course will take into account the Jewish and Greco-Roman milieu in which the New Testament developed. Attention will be given to how to utilize New Testament scriptures...

SMIN 503 Studies of the Old Testament. An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel with special attention given to thirty six books of the Hebrew Bible. Ancient and Near-Eastern texts will be considered in light of the context that they provide for...

SMIN 501 Introduction to Ministry - This course will explore several themes that are foundational to ministry including the notions of call, conversion, prayer, and leadership in the church. Students should be prepared to engage the practical dimensions of spiritual formation and to apply them...

LEAD 570 Leadership for the Future. Participants will learn to identify trends, implement change initiatives, maximize resources, and develop a response to changing workforce dynamics. This course provides a thorough foundation in the methods used when leading project initiatives. The UMC has certain ways of...

Are you facing a decision? How do you know what God wants you to do? The art of spiritual discernment involves asking these questions, exploring where the Spirit is leading and then living into the answers. This workshop provides students with the opportunity to explore the...

This class, taught by professional photographer Val Isenhower, explores the idea of photography as a spiritual practice. Photography is a path to stilling the heart and soul to hear God and to sense the presence of God in the beauty of God’s creation. The class (and...

The environmental crises facing human communities worldwide present a host of difficult moral questions for the Christian life. The overlapping problems of ecological degradation, resource depletion, climate disruption, and more – especially in relation to those already victimized by poverty and other forms of oppression...

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