May 13-15, 2019
Location: Pine Lake Camp, W8301 City Road M, Westfield, WI 53964. Plan to arrive after dinner (on your own for it) on May 12 and leaving the morning of May 18 (on your own for breakfast). If you are driving, please bring your own bedding and towels, and (if possible) an extra set for our fliers. The nearest airports are Madison and Milwaukee.
NACOS 421 Bible IV, Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature
Rick Bell, Instructor
This course examines God’s Word as expressed through Israel’s prophets, selected Psalms, and selected passages from Wisdom literature.
Students will be able to:
Understand the origin, history, and use of these forms of biblical literature among God’s people.
Exegete these forms of biblical literature.
Apply exegesis to preaching, other pastoral responsibilities, and issues of the present day.
Spirituality of the Psalms, Walter Brueggemann
You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature, Louis Stulman & Hyun Paul Kim
Wisdom Literature, Richard Clifford
A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd Edition,* Bruce Birch, Walter Brueggmann, Terrence Frietham, David Petersen
May 15-17, 2019
Location: Pine Lake Camp, W8301 City Road M, Westfield, WI 53964.
NACOS 423 Mission
Ken Hayden, Instructor
This course introduces the theology and scope of mission, and the pastor’s role in leading congregations in their mission as agents of God’s transforming redemption.
Students will be able to:
Articulate a biblical and theological framework for Christian mission.
Explain the Wesleyan relationship of personal piety and social holiness.
Examine and reflect on unjust social realities and the response of the church locally and globally.
Analyze their ministry context and develop strategies for transforming mission.
Announcing The Reign of God, Mortimer Arias
Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, Henry Knight & F Douglas Powe
Faith-Sharing, Eddie Fox and George Morris
New Wine and New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations, Doug Powe
Considering the Great Commission, Stephen Gunter, Elaine Robinson, ed.
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In response to needs identified by members of the West Michigan Indian Workers Conference, and a Racial Ethnic Task Force report of 1998, serious conversation about starting a Native American Course of Study was begun. Classes began in the Spring of 2003.
The intent is to make pastoral training economically accessible, culturally interpreted, contextually relevant and communally comfortable for those attending the class. A typical course includes: Two four-day sessions, reading texts and preparing papers prior to class, interactive sessions with dialogue, field application and feedback that will include some written and oral work.
Who May Attend
This program is designed for Native American Pastors. Applications will also be considered from persons who are working in a Native American context, and from persons outside the jurisdiction.
This school is an extension school of the Course of Study School of Ohio at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. It is under the accreditation of the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education, and has been approved as a national school, accredited for both the basic and advanced course of study. Although a course of study does not terminate in a degree, classes are accredited and can be applied toward a seminary degree.