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Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center Courses

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These courses offered by Bethany, and hosted by the
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

(In order to receive graduate credit, students must be enrolled at Bethany)
 

SPRING 2015

 

Church of the Brethren Polities and Practices, M 265-S, Randy Yoder
 
Dates: Jan 30-31, Mar 20-21, Apr 17-18

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 hours.

 
 
 

Course listings are subject to change.  Please be sure to check the Registrar's current course schedule
on the Seminary Academic Services website for possible additional courses or corrections.

 

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaWhen my vocational calling led me to consider a seminary education, I visited Bethany out of a sense of Brethren obligation. Growing up in a Brethren family and congregation, attending a Brethren college, and then participating in several years of Brethren Volunteer Service, I felt a strong commitment to Brethren institutions. However, I felt ready to experience a different faith community for graduate study. I made plans to attend an urban Chicago seminary, but chose to visit Bethany to know that I had considered it as an option.