This is a new course for all who are interested in exploring mainly contemporary art from a variety of sources including the UK's prestigious Methodist Modern Art Collection. The course writer is Sarah Middleton, a freelance arts educator, Methodist Local Preacher and co-author of the...

“John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists understood the importance of Christian community, lay leadership in ministry, small groups and mutual accountability, and supporting the work of Christian formation. Faith was increased, hope confirmed, and persons perfected in love by the system of small...

The Methodist Class Leader, a new online course from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary, examines the historic significance and contemporary relevance of class leaders, a role essential to the success of early Methodism and an effective means of nurturing discipleship. The...

This class reviews and critiques some of the sociological studies on minorities in America to better understand how historical, political, and social contexts shape the lives of minorities in American society. This course depends on students' participation for its vitality in discussion. Students will be expected...

This 4-hour online course will help you: How to transfer existing skills to an online environment; How to keep learning standards high while also keeping students engaged; And how to manage the technology that’s required for success. A 21st Century global approach to learning must include...

The Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care serves those who either envision or are themselves engaged in pastoral care in both formal and informal settings, and would benefit from supplemental training in that role. Students will learn how pastoral care fits with the broader mental health...

The Certificate in Christian Studies (CCS) program equips men and women to think biblically and theologically in the face of local and global needs. Designed with the working professional in mind, the CCS program allows students to pursue their calling through engaging residential or online...

This course will consider baptism, confirmation and communion, which were a unitive ritual in the early church. Biblical, historical, and theological understandings will be studied as the foundation for practice of these ordinances and sacraments in the church today. Prerequisites: CH501, CT549, HB510, NT510, and...

This class will probe one of the most disturbing and influential episodes of the 20th century. In particular, it will discuss the theological and religious issues involved in this state-supported action of genocide, drawing especially on conflicts between Christians and Jews, and exploring lingering theological...

An introduction to the development of religious movements and institutions within African-American communities, including moral traditions and spiritual dynamics. Attention will be paid to current problems and issues in the writing and interpretation of this history. Prerequisite: CH 501. 3 credit hours....

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