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HST 462 Christian Spirituality: East and West

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 3 credit hours

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 di…

HST 302 Introduction to Christian Traditions II

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 3 credit hours

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 from primary s…

HBS 433 The Book of Genesis

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 3 credit hours

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 methodologica…

DST 330 United Methodist Polity

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 2 credit hours

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…

DST 320 United Methodist History

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 2 credit hours

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 leadership of the…

DMIN 555B Praxis Thesis

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 2 credit hours

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 that was tested and can be used by others…

DMIN 550 Praxis Thesis Seminar

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 1.5 credit hours

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

CHL 391 Adaptive Church Leadership

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 3 credit hours

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 l…

CTX 431 Ministry Collaboration Group

St. Paul School of Theology | CEUs: .5 credit hours // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

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, s…

CRE 382 Youth Ministry

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: 3 credit hours

In this course, the focus is on youth concerns, settings, and resources as they are related to the church’s total youth ministry. Special attention is given to curriculum resources and program planning. (ACOS, CERT: Youth Ministry)   For more information on Saint Paul School of Theology, visit…

ASR 420 Summative Seminar

St. Paul School of Theology | // Tuition: $637 per credit hour plus student fees

Completion Time: Spring Semester 2019

The Summative Seminar is an intensive engagement with theology and ministry designed to help students develop their ability to integrate theory and practice. In this class students articulate their theology in relation to their ministry setting or intended ministry setting. This course is designed t…

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

National Association of Schools & Colleges of The United Methodist Church, Simpson College Online | Credit Hours: 36 credit hours // Tuition: $550/credit hour

Completion Time: 2 years

Become a leader in law enforcement, security management, corrections, investigation and loss prevention. Earn your Masters in Criminal Justice Degree from a leading Iowa College. Classes are offered in flexible schedules to fit your needs. Students in Simpson’s MACJ program will develop a greater un…

Caring for the Caregiver: Telling Your Personal Faith Story

BeADisciple.com | CEUs: 1.0 // Tuition: $65.00

Completion Time: 8 weeks

Most people in our congregations are serving or will eventually serve as caregivers to another person. Caring for a loved one can be draining and sometimes overwhelming. Sometimes it’s easier for caregivers to push God away instead of drawing closer during these difficult times. What can we as pasto…

Time With God: A Prayer Retreat

BeADisciple.com | CEUs: .5 // Tuition: $30.00

Completion Time: 1 week

We all lead very busy lives, but our busyness makes it even more necessary to spend daily time with God. Spending time in meditation and prayer each day has been shown to have real physical and psychological benefits, and helps center us, calm us, and call us forward as Christians. This course is de…

Caring With Compassion: A Look at the Lives of First Responders

BeADisciple.com | CEUs: 1.0 // Tuition: $65.00

Completion Time: 6 weeks

This class will explore the lives of First Responders and what they experience in doing the job they have been called to. For the purposes of this class, we consider First Responders to be fire fighters, police, and paramedics. When one life changes, a whole family is changed. We’ll watch real-life…

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