Course Offerings for 2008 Announced by Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Church of the Brethren Newsline
December 3, 2007

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced an initial schedule of courses for 2008. These courses are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, as well as pastors and laypeople. The academy is a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren General Board and Bethany Theological Seminary. (Registration and contact information is given below.)

“Everyday Life in Biblical Times” is offered Jan. 14-18, 2008, at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., with instructor Stephen Breck Reid.

“Jeremiah” is offered Feb. 4-March 15, 2008, online with instructor Susan Jeffers, register through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC).

“Sermon on the Mount” is offered Feb. 7-10 at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Church of the Brethren with instructor Richard Gardner.

“Pastor as a Spiritual Being” is offered Feb. 21-24, 2008, at La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren with instructor Paul Grout.

“Me, My Church, and Money” is offered March 3-9 at Troy (Ohio) Church of the Brethren with instructor Steve Ganger.

“Church Vitality and Evangelism” is offered April 17-20, 2008, at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., with instructor Randy Yoder, register through SVMC.

Contact the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership at www.bethanyseminary.edu/academics_programs/academy or 800-287-8822 ext. 1824. To register for Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center courses, contact 717-361-1450 or svmc@etown.edu.

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