This course will help students to understand the current world’s ecological crisis and the ways in which Christianity has responded to this reality, theologically and ethically. By engaging with scholars from different fields of expertise, students will have the opportunity to develop their own ecotheological...

A study of the theological bases for Christian ethical thought and action, including consideration of both historical and contemporary varieties of interpretation. No prerequisite. 3 credit hours....

This course focuses on the Social Gospel movement as it arose in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through examination of selected figures and forms of institutional ministry, students will consider the strengths and the limitations of the Social Gospel...

The course will combine the assumptions of UM polity and the principles of connectionalism and itinerancy as to the nature of the church, membership, congregational life, ministry, chain of conferences, agencies, property, judicial administration and ecumenism as reflected in The Book of Discipline and The...

Everyone is called by God, and invited into his family and plans. Yet we all have a slightly different understanding of just what God’s call is. When you think of examples of God’s call, do you think of Moses or Paul? Mary or Rebekah? Zaccheus...

Are you searching for greater intimacy in your devotional life? As a Christian servant, you are called to practice the disciplines of daily prayer and Bible study as you grow in discerning God’s presence in your life. This course will help you increase in patience...

Don’t you just love it when your favorite hymn is played at church? The words fill you with special feelings that take you into the presence of our Lord – don’t they? In this course, you’ll learn how to write your own hymns – and you...

Christians know that Christ died for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Likewise, his genealogy reflects the same. It includes individuals who were extremely ugly in their behaviors. In this 5 week course, you’ll examine some of the lesser-known ancestors of Christ’s genealogy. We’ll read...

Do you want to learn more about small groups that provide support and accountability in our faith walk? This two week course teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the conviction that just as holiness of heart leads...

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