20 Sep Engaging the Bible in Rural Ministry
Engaging the Bible in Rural Ministry
BeADisciple.com, Leadership Centers
Completion Time: 6 weeks
CEUs: Yes 3
Instructor(s): Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith /Director of Connectional Ministries
Contact Info: Lisa Buffum
The Bible is, in many ways, a rural text. It relates to people with industrial, agrarian, and small-town leanings. Even Jesus, often present in urban settings, teaches using small town and country metaphors.
This course encourages participants to view scripture as a means of fostering new life and ministry in rural settings beyond Sunday school understandings of the scripture.
The course includes audio lectures, readings, course postings, and a project which allows for application of the material learned in the course.
Students are required to have the following book for this class:
Prophet and Teacher, by William R. Herzog, II
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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