We hope emergencies never come, but they are inevitable. By planning in advance, you minimize disruption, minimize damage, and may even save a life. In this three-week course, we’ll review three major emergencies that your church might encounter, and how you can respond to each of...

The main focus of this course is spiritual formation—and the ways that the spiritual disciplines operate within that field of ministry. Students can expect to take some time in defining spiritual formation, affirm the importance of proper theology in spiritual formation, and explore the ways...

In this course, you’ll learn the advantages of church-based counseling, and the legal, ethical, and multicultural issues surrounding it. You will learn how to identify spiritual gifts in others, use the Bible in Christian counseling, and how to connect the Bible to everyday life. It...

The Bible is, in many ways, a rural text. It relates to people with industrial, agrarian, and small-town leanings. Even Jesus, often present in urban settings, teaches using small town and country metaphors. This course encourages participants to view scripture as a means of fostering new...

Do your pastors and volunteers work in pairs when they visit members of your congregation? Has an institutional resident ever tried to give you their offering? Who stands up for anyone being bullied? What are your plans for members with early signs of dementia? How...

This course seeks to engage the importance of theological education in the local church by working through both the various tenants of Christian theology and their influence and impact on teaching and learning in the local church. The course includes audio lectures, readings, course postings, a...

When it comes to working with young people, the size of your tool belt matters. Knowing how much pizza to order for a lock-in is pretty important, but much more so is how to help the young people you care about understand and engage with...

A Caregiver gives so much of their time that sometimes it is hard to carve out time to simply be present at Jesus’ feet. In Luke 10:38-42, we find Mary and Martha welcoming Jesus and his entourage into their home. Martha — being the perfect hostess...

This course will explore the various new tools to “Go Live” on Facebook and YouTube! It will explore how to broadcast your worship service or live events. As the world evolves from the “Big Screen” to the “Small Screen,” we will also explore the theological and...

This six-week course will help pastors, church leaders, community leaders, friends, family and neighbors learn about military family experiences and discuss ways to connect with military families in their community. This course is for anyone who wants to support families of service members! Join us as...

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