Introduction to Preaching, M 120 Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
September 23-24, October 14-15, November 18-19
Fridays 2:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
This course introduces students to a basic understanding of the value and methods of preaching in ministry. Attention will be given to the application of biblical exegesis in the preparation of sermons, and students will be instructed and given opportunity to apply homiletical theory and skills necessary in preparing, presenting, and constructively criticizing different types of sermons. 3 semester credits.
Brethren Polity and Practice, M 265 Jim Beckwith
February 18-19, March 24-25, April 28-29
Fridays 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-4:40 p.m.
This course is designed to enable a student to study and understand the ecclesiology, history, and polity of the Church of the Brethren. During this course, students will explore the ecclesiology in the Anabaptist and Pietist traditions in general and in the Church of the Brethren in particular. In addition, students will examine the changing nature of organization and polity in the Church of the Brethren while gaining an understanding of the relationship of congregation, district, and denomination. Included in this course will be the study of the relationship between cultural context and organizational patterns of congregations. 3 semester credits.