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Flexible Seminary Courses

Winter 2019 Flexible Seminary Course Options

Take the first step towards a seminary degree and further your theological education while meeting the demands of a busy schedule. Winter seminary modulars, online and weekend options and one-day workshops offer flexible learning that fits your life for your personal enrichment and professional development.

One-Day Workshops

PR 545 Preaching and Storytelling with Joyce Rees

In an era of profound story telling preaching can seem culturally obsolete. The strength of great preaching goes beyond exegesis. To be effective, story-telling is essential. In fact, in the business world story-telling is touted as the premier communication skill. This course will teach both the art and craft of engaged preaching by tying biblical text to story, and vice-versa.

This workshop is also available by livestream for non-Calgary residents.

Brentview Baptist
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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LE 545 The Life of David with Mark Buchanan

David was a man after God’s own heart. He was also utterly human and deeply awed - wise, courageous compassionate, but also prone to anger, lust, fear, and more. He’s not so much a model as a mirror. Though much about him inspires us, not everything invites ouradmiration or imitation. But everything - his character, his prayers, his relationships, his decisions, his actions, his mistakes - demands our full attention and prayerful reflection. We will explore the David story, not to find “leadership principles” but to reflect on the life of a real man and leader in real time, seeking wisdom for our own life and time.

This workshop is also available by livestream for non-Calgary residents.

Brentview Baptist
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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PR 545-2 Preaching the Year with Clyde Glass

This seminar will equip participants in understanding the historical patterns and significant ministry benefits of planning out a year of preaching, as well as guiding participants through the practical and spiritual discernment process of laying out each weekend for that year. We will consider how the Church Year and Cultural Year can form and enhance how we preach and disciple, what some of the different models are for laying out a year, and how annual sermon planning can be used to lift other ministries within the church body.

Foothills Alliance
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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One-Week Seminars

CS 620-1 Religion & Culture in Canada with Dr. Joel Thiessen

This course explores the relationship between religion and culture in Canada from a sociological perspective. This examination will include a look at the past, present, and potential future relationship between religion & culture in Canada.

February 19 - 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CS 660-1 Exploring the Dream Experience with Dr. Charles Nienkirchen

The course will survey the significance and understanding of the dream experience in both eastern and western Christian traditions. Special attention will be given to the role of the dream in the spiritual journeys of prominent Christians, the dream and the death experience, as well as to developing a Christian approach to dream interpretation. Students will gain from the course an historical/theological appreciation for the value of the dream within a Christian worldview as well as a sense of how to integrate dream interpretation with an understanding of one's own spiritual journey.

February 19 - 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

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Weekend Workshops

LE 635-1 Leadership in Times of Rolling Crisis with Terry Young

An exploration of how to face the dilemma of multiple crises and then applying the skills inherent in crisis readiness, crisis management, and crisis resiliency. Students will master the model of secure base leadership - a way of building influence by providing a sense of protection and caring while also providing a source of inspiration that produces energy, exploration, and growth in times of great challenge.

WEEKEND DATES: Jan11/12, Feb8/9, Mar8/9
Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

SC 501-1 Foundations of Spiritual Care with Kathy Spate

An introduction to the scope and provision of spiritual care within various institutional settings. The course will integrate readings, spiritual assessments, theological reflection, verbatim/case reviews, and classroom presentations and discussions.

WEEKEND DATES: Jan25/26, Mar1/2, Mar29/30
Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

TH 645-1 Theology of the Holy Spirit with Dr. Gordon T. Smith

A course in theological studies on a topic of current interest or specialized study. Course may be repeated for credit as topics change.

WEEKEND DATES: Jan18/19, Feb15/16, Mar15/16
Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
 

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Seminary Online

CH 610-OL/TH 640-OL Alliance History & Thought with Ken Draper

This course is a survey of the origins of The Christian and Missionary Alliance movement in its social/cultural context. The continuities and changes are then traced historically as The Alliance developed to the present. In this, an evaluation of Alliance "distinctives" will form a central theme. Note: Class limit of 20 students for the online version of this course. Preference is given to those who live outside of Calgary.

January 3 to April 13, 2019

MI 502-OL Intercultural Competence with Charles Cook

This course is designed to equip individuals to become more intentional about engaging in intercultural interactions. In the ongoing quest to value "others" and their "oneness," worldview differences are explored and habits for assessing and reengineering long held values are examined. Approaches for adjusting to and working with individuals with different cultural perspectives are investigated. Since effective interaction with others requires the development of new skills, participants will explore basic elements related to effective intercultural communication both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Techniques for managing differences, resolving conflicts and applying problem solving in various contexts will be analyzed.

January 3 to April 13, 2019
 

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About Open Studies at Ambrose
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If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Contact us at 403-410-2900 or enrolment@ambrose.edu.

 

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