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Flexible Seminary Courses

Winter 2021 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

PT 545 – Presence-Centered Spirituality and Leadership with Roger Helland

Where’s your spirituality or leadership centered? What’s your focus? It could be certain practices, purposes, or programs. Psalm 105:4 advises, “Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually.” Psalm 16:11 exclaims, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy.” God is present everywhere always. There are also electric times when his presence is manifest, tangible and transformational. Presence-centered spirituality and leadership focuses on the pursuit of God’s presence, particularly for his guidance and favour in life and ministry. This seminar and one-credit course will explore the theology and practices for how to seek, sense, and experience God’s presence for Christian spirituality and leadership.

February 24, 2021
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

PR 545 – Preaching Science: How to Write Sermons Based on Creation Texts with John Van Sloten

(like DNA repair mechanisms, vaccines, river hydrology, neurons, knees and the plant science of trees). This hands-on workshop will give you the theological and homiletic tools for unpacking and preaching God’s revelation through creation (alongside and through the scriptures of course!). Over the past decade John Van Sloten has been awarded several John Templeton Foundation subgrants to explore the intersection of faith and science in the context of preaching.

March 24, 2021
9 am to 12:30 pm


One-Week Seminars

CH 610 - 1 Alliance History & Thought with Bernie Van De Walle

A survey of the origins of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in its social, cultural, and theological contexts. The course also examines and evaluates various continuities and changes in C&MA thought and practice.

March 22 to 26, 2021
9 am to 4 pm

TH 611 - CL - 1 Church and Its Witness with Jason Yeung (Chinese Language)

Christian teachings and readings about the nature, purpose, marks, and mission of the Church. The course enables a thoughtful integration of biblical, historical, political, and theological concerns.

March 22 to 26, 2021
9 am to 5 pm

TH 640 - 1 Alliance History & Thought with Bernie Van De Walle

A survey of the origins of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in its social, cultural, and theological contexts. The course also examines and evaluates various continuities and changes in C&MA thought and practice.

Mar 22 to 26, 2021
9 am to 4 pm

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Weekend Workshops

LE 631 - 1 Leadership and Literature with Terry Young

A learning journey focused on rising above the tone and temper of our times in order to study and reflect on great leadership texts of the past. The course interaction will center on a number of classic works exploring the topic that has occupied great minds.

Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, 2021
Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27
9 am to 4 pm

NT 608 - CL - 1 The Prison Epistles with Sam Tsang (Chinese Language)

An exploration of Paul's theology as it comes to expression in Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon. Attention is given to the historical, argumentative, and literary contexts of each letter. Particular attention is given to Paul's theology.

April 9 to 11, 23 to 25 2021
Fridays 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

PT 610 - CL - 1 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Care with Chun-An Wang (Chinese Language)

This course introduces the student to the ministry of "care of souls." Aspects of congregational care and ministry through ritual are explored. Students will begin to develop specific care giving skills.

Mar 10 to 12, 16 to 18, 2021
6:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Mar 13, 19, 2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

SC 501 - 1 Foundations of Spiritual Care with Kathy Marshall-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.

Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 12, 2021
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

TH 622 - CL - 1 Christianity and Chinese Culture with Edwin Lee (Chinese Language)

The course is a critical examination of different attitudes toward culture adopted by the Church throughout history. The texts of representative theorists of culture such as Paul Tillich, Richard Niebuhr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Stanley Hauerwas, and Jacques.

Jan 13 to 16, 2021
ONLINE

Mar 3 to 6, 2021
In person Wed-Fri 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TH 641 - History and Polity of the Church of Nazarene with Doug Herbert

This course traces the formative influences that led to the American Holiness movement and the Church of the Nazarene. The polity of the Church, as well as her major figures and events, are explored. Attention will be given to themes of holiness theology in the context of the growth of the Church of the Nazarene.

Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 6, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Seminary Online

LE 634-OL - 1 Leadership and Servanthood with Terry Young

An exploration of leading with a servant mindset in a world of power, position, and politics. Students will study and wrestle with the application of servant leadership rooted in the life and teaching of Jesus, centered around a commitment to serve, inspire, challenge, and lift others to greater experience and effectiveness in the world.

Jan 11 to Mar 12, 2021

OT 602 - 1 The Historical Books with David Fuller

A study of the books of Joshua through 2 Kings to understand their theological perspectives of the periods of the conquest, the judges, and the monarchy up to the exile. Issues of Israelite historiography, literary narrative techniques

Jan 11 to Mar 12, 2021

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