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...

This course surveys roles and presence of women in cultures that engage and surround the ancient world in the Hebrew Bible. It focuses on laws, stories, and interpretive ways of engaging gender in biblical texts through comparison with other cultures. [3 credit hours. Instructor: Dr....

SMIN 596 and SMIN 597 Practicum in Specialized Ministry Part I and Part II. The practicum involves real work experience in a ministerial setting. Established practicum settings include working at the United Methodist reporter and the campus ministries office on the main campus of Southwestern...

SMIN 530 Theology of Youth Ministry. A survey of root convictions regarding the action of God in the lives of young people. The course will follow the standard systematic categories in theology and challenge students to consider how content in each category gives shape to...

SMIN 531 Ethical Issues in Youth Ministry. A survey of legal and ethical concerns affecting youth leaders: boundary awareness, sexual ethics, counseling referral, rights to privacy, crisis response and management. This course will take a case study approach.This course will take a case studies approach....

SMIN 532 Faith and Formation in Developing Adults. A study of the relationship between psychological development and doctrines of the Christian life as they apply to youth and developing young adults. The course will cover topics such as entry into the Christian faith, the role...

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