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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.

 

Kristy Shellenberger
(MA Connections)

KristyAs I enter my first year of study in the MA Connections program at Bethany, I find myself drawn to these two sets of words by Brian McLaren and Frederick Buechner. Being a woman who finds "deep gladness" in the combination of searching, struggling, and "questing" around the subject of the divine, I have found a home at Bethany: a home that provides the space and the people, the encouragement and the instruction