This course understands the informed study of the New Testament and careful reading of thoughtful scholarly writings about the New Testament to be a spiritual discipline. The course introduces students to the basic content of the New Testament writings, the historical circumstances from which they...

This is an overview of some major traditions of eastern and western Christian spirituality spanning the time period from the New Testament to the twentieth century. The course involves close reading, discussion, and analysis of selected texts. Students also practice a range of Christian spiritual...

This course surveys the history of Christianity from the Reformations of the 16th century to the present, providing an introduction to the history of the church and theology in this period. It attends to diverse figures, movements and practices and includes close reading of selections...

This course is designed to serve as an orientation for the student-interpreter to a general yet critical understanding of the literary, historical, and theological complex of issues involved in the interpretation of the Book of Genesis. The orientation will present an analysis of major methodological...

Through extensive use and discussion of the Book of Discipline, this course seeks to inform United Methodist theological students of the sources, developments, and trends of their denomination’s polity and to prepare them to function effectively within, be appreciative of, and affect creatively that polity....

The purposes of this course are: 1) to help the student review, with appreciation, the United Methodist tradition in light of its historical development; and 2) to help the student appropriate the United Methodist tradition so as to enable responsible participation in the life and...

Part Two of the final phase of the DMin program, in which the student conceives and tests a model of ministry in a specific setting. The Praxis Thesis is the written report that explicates the context, theory, and practice of the student’s model of ministry...

This seminar prepares students to investigate, research, and write about their field project. (Prerequisite: DMIN 510) (Credit/No Credit)   For more information on Saint Paul School of Theology, visit www.spst.edu or contact admissions at (913) 725-8289 or admiss@spst.edu...

This course will first examine Ronald Heifetz' theory of adaptive leadership using The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (Harvard Business Press, 2009), plus relevant articles. Two main texts related to adaptive change in congregational leadership will...

Ministry Collaboration Groups are discussion-based formation courses where students reflect on their experiences in life and ministry. Groups are normally facilitated by faculty members. Collaboration Groups provide opportunities for growth in theological reflection, identity and role in ministry, specific practices of ministry, and understanding of...

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