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BCIM 645W

Border Crossing: Faith in a New China, Winter 2011

S. Mark Heim

The primary focus of this course will be first-hand study of the church in China, its context and startling growth, through meetings with congregations, leaders, and seminary students. A secondary focus will be interfaith dialogue in the Chinese context. Limit: 16.
For more information and applications, see the Border-Crossing Immersion Handbook.
Winter 2011 – January 7-17
Application Deadline: October 5, 2010
Cost: approximately $2,400

Syllabus

Winter - January 7-17

BCIM 650S

Homeless Families: Housing Families, Inc., Spring 2011

Maria Teresa Dávila

This semester-long course seeks to enter into and sustain a mutual relationship of learning and care with Housing Families, Inc., an organization that provides services and housing to effectively transition homeless families into permanent housing. Since Housing Families is a local organization, this border-crossing experience spans an entire semester. Possibilities for interaction would include volunteering with the children’s program, teaching different skills that promote stability (for example: job training, budgeting and money management, healthy eating and body consciousness), taking a course - at one of their sites - with Housing Families clients on a particular topic (for example: philosophy, world religions, creative writing and spirituality). Prerequisite: ETHI 601 or 602. Limit: 10.

For more information and applications, see the Border-Crossing Immersion Handbook.
Application Deadline: November 12, 2010
Cost: $250.00

Syllabus

Spring -

BCIM 659W

The Mexican-Arizona Border: Immigration, Economic Justice and Human Rights, Winter 2011

Brita L Gill-Austern

This Border Crossing Immersion trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global economics that drive immigration and the implications of the militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border. Limit: 12.
For more information and applications, see the Border-Crossing Immersion Handbook.
Winter 2011 – January 4-14
Application deadline: October 5, 2010
Cost: $1,400 (includes travel and program)

Syllabus

Winter - January 4-14

BCIM 662J

Mountain Musics: Highland Balladry in Appalachia and Ephraim, Summer 2011

Gregory Mobley

In this course affiliated with the Appalachian Ministries Education Resource Center in Berea, Kentucky, we will explore the poetic quality of biblical prophecy and the divine tones in the folk songs of Southeastern Kentucky. This course brings together two highland cultures an ocean and centuries apart that are united by so much: austerity, marginality, love for tribe and family, and a high and lonesome spirituality. The course has three components: The first is a classroom immersion on the campus of Berea College in the stanzas of Hebrew prophecy. The second component takes place in the hollers and ridges of Appalachia as we hear its music and meet its performers. Finally, we will return to the classroom to see what harmonies we can hear between ancient prophecy and contemporary folk art. For more information and applications, see the Border-Crossing Immersion Handbook.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Cost: approximately $1,300

Syllabus

Summer - June 6-17, 2011 * CLOSED *

CHRS 615S

Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality, Spring 2014

Jennifer Howe Peace

This intensive course is focused on Benedictine Spirituality. Exploring the history, theology, contemporary expressions, and potential relevance for one’s own life and ministry, this seminar-style class will culminate in a three-day retreat with a Benedictine Community. A two-night stay (March 27-28, returning on the 29th) at St. Scholastica Priory in Petersham, MA is a requirement of the course. Limit: 15.

Syllabus

Spring - March 25-29

CHRS/WREL 680S [IF]

Feminist Spirituality through an Interfaith Lens, Spring 2013

Jennifer Howe Peace

What have Christian and Jewish feminists contributed to our understanding of spirituality? How can their work inspire ours? Taking an historical and experiential approach, this seminar style class will introduce students to the writing and wisdom of academics and practitioners working in the area of feminist spirituality. Through readings and guest lectures the course will focus on Christian and Jewish feminist spirituality with some consideration of contributions from other religious traditions.  With an emphasis on biography and the power of personal narrative, students will focus on the intersection of the theological and the personal as they explore their own lives as source material for feminist spirituality. Strong written and oral communications skills required. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

CM __ 789-790

Directed Study in Areas of Ministerial Leadership, Religious EducationPreachingWorshipField EducationMinisterial Leadership

Permission of professor required.CM- (-ED, -FE, -LE, -PR, or -WO)

M.A. and M.Div. candidates only.

Fall -

CM __ 889-890

Directed Study in Areas of Ministerial Leadership, Religious EducationPreachingWorshipField EducationMinisterial Leadership

Permission of professor required.CM- (-ED, -FE, -LE, -PR, or -WO)

S.T.M. and D.Min. candidates only.

Fall -

CM __ 989-990

Directed Study in Areas of Ministerial Leadership, Religious EducationPreachingWorshipField EducationMinisterial Leadership

Permission of professor required.CM- (-ED, -FE, -LE, -PR, or -WO)

Ph.D. Candidates only. Doctoral Project Directed Study.

Fall -

CMED 601F

Educational Ministry of the Church, Religious Education

Robert Pazmiño

A survey course in Christian education designed for prospective pastors and lay leaders in the educational ministry of the local church in various settings. This course fulfills the CMED distribution requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

CMED 601F

Educational Ministry of the Church, Fall 2011

Robert Pazmiño

A survey course in Christian education designed for prospective pastors, directors of education and lay leaders in the educational ministry of the local church in various settings.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMED 601F

Educational Ministry of the Church, Fall 2013

Robert Pazmiño

A survey course in Christian education designed for prospective pastors, directors of education and lay leaders in the educational ministry of the local church in various settings.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

CMED 601F [P3]

Educational Ministry of the Church, Religious EducationP3

Dr. Charlotte Pridgen-Randolph

The Reverend Dr. Pridgen-Randolph Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students.

Limit: 8

Fall - Monday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

CMED 601F [P3]

Educational Ministry of the Church, Fall 2011

Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students. Limit: 8.

Fall - Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

CMED 605/805F

Educational Ministry Across the Life Span, Fall 2013

Robert Pazmiño

This course explores changes and growth of persons with educational ministry implications for children, youth, and adults, within and outside of congregations.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday, 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

CMED 605F

Educational Ministry Across the Life-Span, Religious Education

Robert Pazmiño

This course explores changes and growth of persons with educational ministry implications for children, youth, and adults, within and outside of congregations. This course fulfills the CMED requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

CMED 614/814J

Teaching: Its Art and Craft, Summer 2011

Robert Pazmiño

This course explores that art and craft of teaching in congregations and other ministry settings. Teaching is one essential Christian faith practice that builds upon an understanding of the art and craft of teaching and requires reflection upon its effective practice. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Summer - May 16-27, 9:00 a.m. - noon

CMED 614/814S

Teaching: Its Art and Craft, Spring 2012

Robert Pazmiño

This course explores that art and craft of teaching in congregations and other ministry settings. Teaching is one essential Christian faith practice that builds upon an understanding of the art and craft of teaching and requires reflection upon its effective practice. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMED 620/820S

The History and Philosophy of Christian Education, Spring 2011

Robert Pazmiño

The broad purpose of this course is to acquaint participants with the history of Christian education and the various expressions of a Christian philosophy of education.  In particular it is intended to help the participant form her/his own Christian or religious philosophy of education drawing upon insights from history.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

CMED 620/820S

History and Philosophy of Christian Education, Spring 2012

Robert Pazmiño

A survey of historical developments in Christian education followed by the exploration of a philosophy of religious education that addresses contemporary issues.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMED 620/820S

History and Philosophy of Christian Education, Spring 2014

Robert Pazmiño

A survey of historical developments in Christian education followed by the exploration of a philosophy of religious education that addresses contemporary issues.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMED 640F

Unitarian Universalist Religious Education, Fall 2011

Anne Bancroft

This course will provide history, philosophy, and – importantly – practice in the art of religious education, recognizing the central role of lifespan faith development in congregational life. This course or its equivalent is required of all those seeking fellowship in ordained Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMED 670J

The Educational Ministry of the Church, Summer 2013

Brian Barnes

In this course, students will explore the foundations and principles of Christian and Religious Education, along with the biblical and theological sources that frame the practice. Such practice will focus on learning that builds faith and spirituality and equips learners for service and social transformation. In the latter regard, students will also engage in the topic of educational ministry as it relates to the challenges to American K-12 public education, particularly in urban settings. Students will be able to articulate guidelines and practices that are most effective within their context and communities, and employ resources for effective planning, delivery, and evaluation. Meets the CMED distributional requirement.

Syllabus

Summer - Units 2&3, June 10-21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CMED 680/880W [IF]

Teaching in and Across Religious Traditions, Winter 2014

Robert Pazmiño

This course will explore and practice the art and craft of teaching in the Jewish and Christian traditions. The course will focus on common issues shared by the two traditions but approached in particularistic ways: the teaching of Bible and the Prophets, teaching Social responsibility and tzedaka and cultivating ritual practices and observance of a religious tradition. It also inductively explores what is being learned from interfaith encounters and ministries regarding religious identity and openness to one’s neighbors as a religious educator. Limit: 12 ANTS and 12 Hebrew College students.

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session 1 – January 13-16, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; January 17, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; additional session Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

CMED 760W

The Religious Lives of 20-somethings, Winter 2012

LiErin Probasco

The course combines in-depth study with practice-centered projects on the question: How do we do ministry with younger adults?  We will survey recent academic literature on young people and religion in the US.  We will examine young adulthood as a new phenomenon in world history with specific consequences for social institutions and relationships. We will also consider best practices in young adult ministry.  The course will include a practical component in which students apply their learning to the design of a worship service, Bible study curriculum, creation of a video blog or podcast, or other ministry project.

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session II, 2012 – January 17-21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CMED 770W

Campus and Young Adult Ministry, Winter 2013

Sarah Drummond

Many religious leaders view younger adults as the most difficult population to reach. What does faith development theory, enlivened by the experiences of leaders in campus and parish ministry, have to offer those seeking to connect with men and women in this fast-changing phase of the adult lifespan? Through theoretical study, personal reflection, interaction with campus and parish ministers, and site visits to settings where young adults gather, this course will introduce students to the theory and practice of ministering to younger adults in campus and parish settings. Students must be prepared for one day off-campus, using Boston public transportation (at the student’s expense) to visit ministry sites in Cambridge. Only with special permission from the instructor and an additional assignment, students may take this course to meet the Religious Education distributional requirement.

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session II, 2013 – January 14-25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CMFE 601Y

Field Education, First Required Semester, Fall 2011

Rev. Dr. Bruce P. MacLeod

The first core semester of supervised ministry in the field. This 3-credit, year-long course includes covenanting with a ministry setting and supervisor, writing theological reflections, and working with partners to assess progress. It also includes participation in one P3 section per semester, beyond the P3-designated course for which the student earns credit separately. Graded SAT/UNSAT, permission of the Field Education Program required. Must enroll in ONE required introduction session in the fall, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection, and ONE required boundaries training session in the spring:

Fall 2011
CMFE01 September 14, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 September 16, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Spring 2012
CMFE01 February 16, 2012 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.
CMFE02 February 17, 2012 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Fall -

CMFE 601Y

First Year Field Education, Fall 2012

Jeffrey Jones

The first core semester of supervised ministry in the field. This 3-credit, year-long course includes covenanting with a ministry setting and supervisor, writing theological reflections, and working with partners to assess progress. It also includes participation in one P3 section per semester, beyond the P3-designated course for which the student earns credit separately. Graded SAT/UNSAT, permission of the Field Education Program required. Must enroll in ONE required introduction session in the fall, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection, and ONE required boundaries training session in the spring:

Fall 2012 – Field Education Orientation
CMFE01 September 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 September 13, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2013 – Boundaries Training
CMFE01 February 14, 2013 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 February 15, 2013 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fall - Fall/Spring

CMFE 601Y

First Year Field Education, Fall 2013

The first core semester of supervised ministry in the field. This 3-credit, year-long course includes covenanting with a ministry setting and supervisor, writing theological reflections, and working with partners to assess progress. It also includes participation in one P3 section per semester, beyond the P3-designated course for which the student earns credit separately. Graded SAT/UNSAT, permission of the Field Education Program required. Must enroll in ONE required introduction session in the fall, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection, and ONE required boundaries training session in the spring:

Fall 2013 – Field Education Orientation
CMFE01 September 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 September 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Spring 2014 – Boundaries Training
CMFE01 February 13, 2014 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 February 14, 2014 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fall - Fall/Spring

CMFE 620 (01)F

Integrative Seminar, Fall 2013

Rev.Dr. Hope N. Luckie

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff.  Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Fall - Tuesday, 12:20 – 1:50 p.m.

CMFE 620 (02)F

Integrative Seminar, Fall 2013

Susan Suchocki-Brown

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff.  Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Fall - Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CMFE 620 (03)F

Integrative Seminar, Fall 2013

David Fredrickson

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff.  Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Fall - Friday, 10:30 a.m. – noon

CMFE 620F

Integrative Seminar, Fall 2011

Rev. Dr. Bruce P. MacLeod

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Permission from Bruce MacLeod or Kathryn Windsor is required; students register through the Field Education Program staff.  Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CMFE 620F

Integrative Seminar, Fall 2012

Todd Yonkman

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Permission from Jeff Jones or Kathryn Windsor is required; students register through the Field Education Program staff.  Limit: 8.

Fall - Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CMFE 621 (01)S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2014

Brian Barnes

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use of framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

CMFE 621 (02)S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2014

Rev. Dr. Bruce P. MacLeod

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use of framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 12:20 – 1:50 p.m.

CMFE 621 (03)S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2014

Rev. Dr. Paul Shupe

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use of framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Intended for students in the first year of field education. Students taking an additional year of field education must have the permission of the Director of Ministry Studies. Students register through the Field Education Program staff. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Spring - Thursday, 2: 00 – 3:30 p.m.

CMFE 621S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2011

Rev. Nathan Detering

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Students will use of framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Permission from Sarah Drummond or Kathryn Windsor is required. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMFE 621S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2012

Rev. Nathan Detering

Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students. Limit: 8.

Spring - Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

CMFE 621S

Integrative Seminar, Spring 2013

Rev. Nathan Detering

This course will provide an integrative seminar experience for those not able to participate in the regular P3 courses. Credit for the course is included in the overall 6 credits students earn for Field Education. Students will use of framework for ministerial leadership provided by the text to reflect upon their field education experiences. Individual cases students will provide the basis for class discussion in order to integrate theory and practice. Permission from Jeff Jones is required; students register through the Field Education Program staff. Limit: 8.

Spring - Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMFE 701/ 2/ 3

Advanced Field Education, Fall 2011

Rev. Dr. Bruce P. MacLeod

Many students benefit from a second year of field education, either in the same setting as the first or in a different ministry site. S tudents may receive 3 credits for a second year of field education and petition for additional credit (1.5 per semester) for participation in a P3 section. They may participate in orientation sessions (see course description: CMFE 601Y) and must submit all relevant documents for the program. In a second year, students register for CMFE 701; in a third year, 702; in a fourth year, 703. Prerequisite: CMFE 601Y.

Fall - Fall/Spring

CMFE 701/2/3

Advanced Field Education, Fall 2012

Jeffrey Jones

Many students benefit from a second year of field education, either in the same setting as the first or in a different ministry site. S tudents may receive 3 credits for a second year of field education and petition for additional credit (1.5 per semester) for participation in a P3 section. They may participate in orientation sessions (see course description: CMFE 601Y) and must submit all relevant documents for the program. In a second year, students register for CMFE 701; in a third year, 702; in a fourth year, 703. Prerequisite: CMFE 601Y.

Fall - Fall/Spring

CMFE 701/2/3Y

Advanced Field Education, Fall 2013

Jeffrey Jones

Many students benefit from a second year of field education, either in the same setting as the first or in a different ministry site. Students may receive 3 credits for a second year of field education and petition for additional credit (1.5 per semester) for participation in the Advanced Field Education Seminar. A student doing a second or subsequent year of field education may also petition the Director of Ministry Studies to register for a P3 course and section or Integrative Seminar. They may participate in orientation sessions (see course description: CMFE 601Y) and must submit all relevant documents for the program. In a second year, students register for CMFE 701; in a third year, 702; in a fourth year, 703. Prerequisite: CMFE 601Y.
Fall/Spring 2013-2014

Fall - Fall/Spring

CMFE 701F

Field Education, Fall Semester, post-requirement, Field Education

Sarah Drummond

Students enrolling in a second year of field education register for this course. This 1.5 credit course includes covenanting with a ministry setting and supervisor, writing theological reflections, and working with partners to assess progress. Students may audit with permission; auditors will be expected to complete all requirements. Graded SAT/UNSAT, permission of the Field Education Program required. Concurrent enrollment in a P3 course and section is optional for an additional 1.5 credits. This course, in conjunction with CMFE 701F, fulfills the upper-level Ministerial Practice requirement. Must enroll in ONE required orientation session, which will include an overview of field education and preparation for theological reflection:
CMFE01 September 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CMFE02 September 12, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fall - See description.

CMFE 721/821Y

Foundations in the Theory and Practice of Ministry Supervision, Field Education

Sarah Drummond

Kathryn Windsor

This course prepares participants to supervise students in theological field education. It introduces supervision as a distinct discipline for ministry, complete with its own history and varying approaches. It provides participants with opportunities to learn about the theory and practice of supervision and to reflect upon their own work with students.

Fall - Thursday - 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

CMFE 721/821Y

Theory and Practice of Ministry Supervision, Fall 2013

Jeffrey Jones

This course prepares participants to supervise students in theological field education. It introduces supervision as a distinct discipline for ministry, complete with its own history and varying approaches. It provides participants with opportunities to learn about the theory and practice of supervision and to reflect upon their own work with students. The course is required for all field education supervisors in their first year, and is also a three-credit course for those enrolled (or planning to enroll) in a degree program at Andover Newton. Prerequisite: The supervisor must have a field education student whom she or he is supervising concurrently with the course year. The course is open to participants with a theological degree at the Masters level, or with the permission of the instructors.
Fall/Spring 2013-2014 – Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.. Class meets September 18, October 2, 16, & 30, November 13, December 4, February 12 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23.

Syllabus

Fall - Fall/Spring 2013-2014 – Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m., various dates

CMFE 722F

Advanced Field Education Seminar, Fall 2013

Jeffrey Jones

This 1.5 credit course is open to students participating in field education for the second year. Using both on-line and on-campus sessions the course will provide an opportunity for students to share with each other about the field education experiences and also to explore issues related to leadership. Students must be enrolled in CMFE 701Y. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Fall - Tuesday, 12:20 – 1:50 p.m.

CMFE 723S

Advanced Field Education Seminar - Spring semester, Spring 2014

Jeffrey Jones

This 1.5 credit course is open to students participating in field education for the second year. Using both on-line and on-campus sessions the course will provide an opportunity for students to share with each other about the field education experiences and also to explore issues related to leadership. Students must be enrolled in CMFE 701Y. Limit: 8.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 12:20 – 1:50 p.m.

CMLE 601/801F

Ministry as a Profession, Fall 2013

Sarah Drummond

This modular course will explore ministerial leadership from the perspective of work. Ministry is not a job, it is a calling, and yet the daily work of ministry provides insights into the nature of faith leadership as both a function and an identity. Topics will include the nature of ministry as a career, habits of effective professional ministers, leadership in conflict, and leadership styles. The course will have four sessions that each include a Thursday evening, a Friday morning, and a Friday afternoon. Each module will include content, reflection, guest speakers, and group work among course participants.
Fall 2013 – Course sessions include Thursday evenings from 6-8:50; Friday mornings from 9-11:50, and Friday afternoons from 1-3:50. Modules will take place as follows:
Module I September 19-20
Module II October 17-18
Module III November 14-15
Module IV December 12-13

Syllabus

Fall -

CMLE 607S

Theory and Practice of Ministerial Leadership, Spring 2011

Jeffrey Jones

The key to effective leadership in the congregation is a blending of art and skill, of personal traits and developed abilities. The art of leadership comes from who we are as persons of faith. The skill of leadership comes from the use of appropriate methods for achieving desired goals. This course will explore both the art and skill of leadership in the congregation, with particular attention to the specific practices that are essential to leading faithfully in today’s church.

Syllabus

Spring - Thursday, 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

CMLE 607S

Theory and Practice of Ministerial Leadership, Spring 2013

Jeffrey Jones

The key to effective leadership in the congregation is a blending of art and skill, of personal traits and developed abilities. The art of leadership comes from who we are as persons of faith. The skill of leadership comes from the use of appropriate methods for achieving desired goals. This course will explore both the art and skill of leadership in the congregation, with particular attention to the specific practices that are essential to leading faithfully in today’s church. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - Thursday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMLE 618F

Creating Healthy Congregations: The Role of the Minister from a Systems Perspective, Ministerial Leadership

Kenneth Reeves

How a minister asserts leadership and handles pressure in a congregation indicates whether that ministry will provide a therapeutic influence or be sabotaged by the congregation’s weaknesses. This course will examine the psychology of ministerial leadership and look at how such leadership can support the development of congregational
health. It will offer psychological and group dynamic theories, and a repertoire of tools and techniques with which to intervene in a congregational system. This course meets the CMLE distribution requirement for the M.Div.

Limit: 25

Syllabus

Fall - Friday 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

CMLE 618F

Creating Healthy Congregations: The Role of the Minister from a Systems Perspective, Fall 2012

Kenneth Reeves

A minister is a congregation’s primary care physician. When a minister diagnoses and intervenes well, the congregation is healthy and supports people on their spiritual journeys.  This course will examine ministerial leadership in terms of how such leadership can support the development of congregational health. It will offer psychological and group dynamic theories, a diagnostic system, and a repertoire of tools and techniques with which to bring health to a congregation. Limit: 20. Fulfills the CMLE requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Friday 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

CMLE 635F

Leading for the Future, Fall 2011

Jeffrey Jones

Leading for the future means helping people and institutions face the reality of change. This course will explore the context that makes transformative change essential, approaches to change in congregations, and the styles and skills of the leadership that enhance the process of change. Limit: 25.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMLE 658/758F

Show Me the Money!: Contemporary Approaches to Fund Raising & Stewardship in Religious and Non-Profit Organizations, Fall 2013

Reverend Nick Carter

After establishing the theological grounding for giving, class participants will examine the major approaches to and tools for funding-raising, as well as the place of restricted and unrestricted giving in the sustainability of churches and other non-profit settings. It is suited both to those preparing for ministry and those engaged in helping ministries. This course will fulfill the CMLE requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Thursday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMLE 660S

Leadership in the Historic Faith Community, Spring 2012

Sarah Drummond

To lead a historic religious organization is to honor founding principles while embracing innovation. In this course, students will learn to engage in creative, life-giving ministry within the framework of a tradition-bound organization. Through a case-study approach, students will explore change leadership, planning and evaluation, conflict management, and ministerial identity.

Syllabus

Spring - Friday, 1:00 – 3:50 p.m.

CMLE 660S [P3]

Leadership in the Historic Faith Community, Spring 2012

Rev. Dr. Paul Shupe

Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students. Limit: 8.

Spring - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CMLE 665S

Leadership in the Small Church, Spring 2014

Jeffrey Jones

This course will explore issues of leadership in the small church—both those that are common to all ministerial leadership and those that are unique to the small church setting. It will consider characteristics of small churches and the ways in which these provide both challenges and opportunities for ministry. Participation in a small congregation, while not a requirement, will enhance student learning in the course.

Syllabus

Spring - Thursday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

CMLE 683S [EL]

Transforming Congregational Culture, Spring 2011

This course is designed to familiarize students with the challenges and opportunities facing congregations, particularly in the mainline Protestant tradition/ streams, in light of major cultural shifts in North America in the last fifty years. Particular attention will be paid to the decline of American Christendom/ advent of a religiously pluralistic society; the waning of Modernity/ Emergence of Post-Modernity, and the life-cycles of religious congregations. Building on this, students will explore several strategies and forms of response, and consider different approaches to congregational life, transformation (“shaping anew”) and leadership in our new time.

Syllabus

Spring - E-Learning

CMLE 712F

Accounting and Finance for Ministerial Leadership, Fall 2013

Nimi Wariboko

This course will give students and pastors-in-the-vicinity practical resources for effective (not hands-on) management of church finances. Among others, it will offer training on basic accounting and budgeting, reading of financial reports, and elementary tax and legal issues in order to develop students’ core competency in stewardship leadership. After this course, most students should be able to read and make sense of the financials that will be given to them by church accountants when they become pastors.  Limit: 30.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMLE 712J

Money and Ministry, Summer 2012

Nimi Wariboko

This course will give students and pastors-in-the-vicinity practical resources for effective (not hands-on) management of church finances. Among others, it will offer training on basic accounting and budgeting, reading of financial reports, and elementary tax and legal issues in order to develop students’ core competency in stewardship leadership. After this course, most students should be able to read and make sense of the financials that will be given to them by church accountants when they become pastors.

Syllabus

Summer - Summer Session I – June 4-8, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CMLE 717J [IF]

Building Interfaith Community and Leadership: Boston Seminar, Summer 2012

Jennifer Howe Peace

This intensive two-week seminar will take place June 1-14, 2012 in Greater Boston.  Through master classes, site visits to local religious communities and analyzing case studies developed by the Pluralism Project, seminar participants will explore the intersection of religious and civic life and reflect on their role as religious leaders in the public square. Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish community leaders will introduce participants to their houses of worship and religious practices as we explore some of the challenges and opportunities that interfaith community-building involves. Building Interfaith Community and Leadership is offered jointly with The Pluralism Project. It is generously funded by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Participation is through application only. The instructors for the course will be Dr. Jennifer Peace, of Andover Newton Theological Seminary and Dr. Diana Eck, of the Pluralism Project and Harvard University.
Admission to this course is by application only -  completed applications must be submitted electronically to the Pluralism project. See the Pluralism project website for more specific details and prerequisites: http://pluralism.org/pages/applications/2012/interfaith_community_leadership_seminar.  Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Pluralism Project application

June - June 1-14 applications due by April 30, 2012

CMLE 734F

Congregational Life, Ministerial Leadership

Sharon Thornton

This course will examine representative congregations in order to develop a deeper understanding of how communities of faith are engaging this time of historical change. We will use narrative, history, sociology, theology,
and the growing literature on congregational studies to aid us in our explorations. Visits to area churches are included. Prerequisite: Access to a ministry setting. Not recommended for first year students. Best taken while in Field Education or engaged in a congregational setting. This course meets the CMLE distribution requirement for M.Div.

Syllabus

Fall - Thursday 2:00 - 4:50 p.m.

CMLE 755/855S

Strategic Leadership for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations, Spring 2012

Reverend Nick Carter

This upper level seminar with President Carter provides advanced students with an introduction to strategic leadership and planning in the church and non-profit settings. Using case studies, significant class interaction, and traditional lecture, topics covered include adaptive leadership in times of change, understanding the difference between strategic planning and long-range planning; institutional analysis; stakeholder buy-in for new directions; developing mission, vision and core values statements; and development and monitoring of a full strategic plan. It will also look at the how to manage from a strategic plan. The course is intended for anyone who is currently serving or intends to serve in a church or non-parish leadership position. Ideal for seniors, but middlers are welcome.

Syllabus

Spring - Thursday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMLE 755S [P3]

Strategic Leadership for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations, Spring 2012

Jeffrey Jones

Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students. Limit: 8.

Spring - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - noon

CMLE 758S

Show Me the Money!, Spring 2011

Reverend Nick Carter

After establishing the theological grounding for giving, class participants will examine the major approaches to and tools for funding-raising, as well as the place of restricted and unrestricted giving in the sustainability of churches and other non-profit settings. It is suited both to those preparing for ministry and those engaged in helping ministries.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:50 p.m.

CMLE 763/863W

The Turnaround Church: Inspirations and Tools for Life-Sustaining Change, Winter 2011

Rev. Dr. Mary Lou Gifford

Despite the fact that many mainline Protestant churches have been in decline for decades, I start with the premise that not all dying churches should or must die. Although there is no cookie-cutter solution to reversing this widespread decline, under specific conditions, some churches can be brought back to a joyful life, filled with vitality. Through intentional changes in worship, stewardship, and leadership, some churches can and do succeed in turning around with a feeling of renewed spiritual energy. It takes fresh eyes and deep abiding faith to lead people through the wilderness of change and into new ways of being a church. Since many seminary graduates will be called to serve congregations in these declining churches, this course will serve to prepare them for the actual practice of ministering under these current conditions. Prerequisite: A basic Ministerial Leadership course (CMLE 6xx) or relevant theoretical knowledge of institutional leadership.

Winter - January 3-14, 9:00 am - noon

CMLE/CHRS 735/835W

Seeing Things Whole: Spirituality, Congregations, and Organizations, Winter 2014

Margaret Benefiel

Spirituality and spiritual formation are integral not only to individuals, but also to congregations and other organizations.  This course will combine insights from the field of spirituality and spiritual formation with insights from management and organizational studies to address such questions as: What do spiritual health and spiritual growth look like in a congregations and organizations?  Does congregational and organizational spiritual development parallel individual spiritual development? How can spiritual health and spiritual growth be facilitated in a congregation or organization? How do congregational and organizational spiritual growth and concern for social justice interrelate?  How does the spirituality of a congregation or organization get named, nurtured, and sustained over time?
This will be an experiential course, in which participants’ own experiences in congregations and other organizations will serve as the basis for reflection and discernment. Instructor permission required. With an additional assignment on the topic of administrative leadership, this course can be substituted for a basic (600-level) Ministerial Leadership course and meet the M.Div. requirement.

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session 1, 2014 – January 3-9. January 3, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.; January 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; January 6-9, 5:00–9:30 p.m.

CMLE/CHRS 750S

Grace Flow: How to Lead Light and Easy in God’s Creative and Dynamic Spirit, Spring 2013

Kirk B. Jones

An exploration of the dynamic singular and collective powers of Stillness, Mindfulness, and Playfulness as they relate to empowering oneself and others for ministry. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of ideas from the worlds of theology, literature, and music, in the hope of helping them to envision ministering from a sense of soulful ease and spiritual bounty, as opposed to chronic emotional stress and scarcity.

Spring - Thursday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 601F

Public Preaching, Fall 2012

Rev. Burns Stanfield

An introduction to Biblical preaching, with attention to preparation, delivery, context, and crafting public prose for “the ear.” Through the practice of preaching without notes, students will develop their skills in exegesis, organization and public speaking. Limit: 15. This course fulfills the CMPR distribution requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMPR 601F

Public Preaching, Fall 2013

Rev. Burns Stanfield

An introduction to Biblical preaching, with attention to preparation, delivery, context, and crafting public prose for “the ear.” Through the practice of preaching without notes, students will develop their skills in exegesis, organization and public speaking. Limit: 15. This course fulfills the CMPR distribution requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMPR 601S

Introduction to Preaching, Spring 2011

Rev. Burns Stanfield

An introduction to Christian preaching, situating it in liturgical and theological contexts, and providing concrete opportunities for practice and skill-development. Limit: 15. This course fulfills the CMPR distribution requirement.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 609F

Preaching in the Congregation: An Introduction to the Pastoral Practice of Preaching, Preaching

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to preaching in the context of the ordinary life of a Christian congregation. Students will develop a working theology of preaching and will have several opportunities to try their hand at it. Particular attention will be paid throughout to the place of preaching relative to other pastoral practices—e. g., worship, formation, mission, pastoral care. This course fulfills the CMPR distribution requirement.

Limit 15

Syllabus

Fall - Thursday 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.

CMPR 610S

Preaching Gold: Excavating Hidden Gems that Make for Great Preaching, Spring 2013

Kirk B. Jones

A thorough examination of unsung and under-utilized elements that make for meaningful and mighty preaching. Special focus will be placed on the following hidden gems: Being Still, Listening, Self-Acceptance, Life-Attentiveness, Human Compassion, Playfulness, Humility, and Fierce Aspiration from a Place of Deep Contentment. Limit: 15.

Spring - Thursday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 615S

Preaching as Storytelling, Spring 2011

Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Hess

Proclamation in the form of narrative is deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. This course will examine the unique gifts of the oral tradition as we explore the history of narrative preaching. We will also study the structure of story as we look at elements of storytelling such as plot, character, scene development, and delivery. Students will be encouraged to enhance their narrative preaching skills through writing and presentation of story. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 2:00 - 4:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 622F

Thematic Preaching, Fall 2012

Kim Crawford Harvie

Thematic Preaching: speak from life, preach from the heart. There are tricks of the trade – come learn and practice them! This course will include spiritual practice as a foundation for excellent preaching, finding ideas, and the preparation and delivery of sermons while nurturing growth in the preacher and highlighting the many sources that inform, inspire and challenge preaching in Unitarian Universalist ministries. Each class will consist of didactic material, consideration of required reading, class discussion and sermon deliveries and reviews. All grades will be SAT/UNSAT unless otherwise requested. Limit: 12.

Fall - Monday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 625S

Holistic Preaching, Spring 2012

Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Hess

The focus of this course is a holistic approach to preaching that explores various methods and theories of sermon development and construction, and examines issues around the formation of preachers. This is an experiential learning course that will utilize the following modes of learning in order to develop and enhance our preaching abilities: lectures, class discussion, videos of notable preachers, small group dialogues, writing exercises, in-class preaching with feedback sessions, and movement and voice exercises. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 625S

Holistic Preaching, Spring 2013

Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Hess

The focus of this course is a holistic approach to preaching that explores various methods and theories of sermon development and construction, and examines issues around the formation of preachers. This is an experiential learning course that will utilize the following modes of learning in order to develop and enhance our preaching abilities: lectures, class discussion, videos of notable preachers, small group dialogues, writing exercises, in-class preaching with feedback sessions, and movement and voice exercises. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMPR 625S

Holistic Preaching, Spring 2014

Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Hess

The focus of this course is a holistic approach to preaching that explores various methods and theories of sermon development and construction, and examines issues around the formation of preachers. This is an experiential learning course that will utilize the following modes of learning in order to develop and enhance our preaching abilities: lectures, class discussion, videos of notable preachers, small group dialogues, writing exercises, in-class preaching with feedback sessions, and movement and voice exercises. Limit: 12.

Syllabus

Spring - Monday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMPR 654J

What Can I Say?: Preaching in Circumstances of Challenge, Controversy and Tragedy, Summer 2012

Rev. Martin Copenhaver

Pastors are often expected to preach in circumstances that are extraordinary.  It might be in the face of congregational conflict or personal tragedy, national emergency or turmoil, complex ethical choices or prophetic moments.  Preaching in these circumstances can be particularly challenging, but such circumstances also provide opportunities for the gospel to be heard—or heard afresh—in ways that are particularly profound for individual listeners, as well as for congregations.  This course will explore various approaches and resources for preaching in such circumstances, as well as opportunities for crafting and delivering “difficult” sermons.  A previous introductory course in preaching is recommended, but not required. Limit: 15.

Syllabus

Summer - Summer Session II - June 11-22, 9:00 a.m. - noon

CMPR 672F

Fundamentals of Religious Proclamation, Fall 2013

Adam Hearlson

This course will serve as a practical introduction to the preparation and delivery of sermons. The class will consist of both lecture/discussion class periods and preaching workshops. Topics of weekly conversation will include:  theological foundations of preaching, basic sermon organizational strategies, preaching exegesis methodologies, congregational study and thematic preaching. Preaching workshops will require students to prepare their own original sermons while also critically reflecting on the sermons of their peers. This course is designed to introduce students from a variety of traditions to the art of preaching. Limit: 12. This course fulfills the CMPR distribution requirement.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

CMPR 687W

Preaching Boot Camp, Winter 2013

Gregory Mobley

A workshop (with the emphasis on “work”) devoted to expanding preaching abilities and soul capacities. This class will meet the basic preaching requirement. Students must meet the Prerequisite: Intro Scripture courses I or II. Limit: 15.

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session II, 2013 – January 14-25, 9:00 a.m. – noon

CMPR 690S

A Hundred Years of Preaching: 20th Century U.S. Sermons, Spring 2014

Adam Hearlson

In 1928, Harry Emerson Fosdick published an article in Harper’s Magazine entitled, “What’s the Matter with Preaching Today?” In order to try and answer this perennial question, this course will examine the shape preaching has taken over the past 100 years since Fosdick asked his question. To understand where we are going, it is often necessary to examine where we have been. To this end, this course will examine important preaching traditions of the twentieth century and asses their contribution to our current understandings of preaching. Special attention will be paid to the influence of the social gospel movement, pentecostalism, and the sermons of the Civil Rights Movement. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMPR 730F

The Jazz of Preaching, Worship, Theology and the ArtsPreaching

Kirk B. Jones

Reverend Dr. K. Jones An exploration of preaching soul and style through the music of jazz. Special emphasis will be placed on the musical/sermonic contributions of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

Limit 15

Fall - Thursday 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.

CMPR 730S [TA]

The Jazz of Preaching, Spring 2012

Kirk B. Jones

An exploration of preaching soul and style through the music of jazz. Special emphasis will be placed on the musical/sermonic contributions of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMWO 625S

The Practice of Weekly Worship, Spring 2011

J. Mary Luti

An exploration of the “mechanics” of weekly worship in the local Christian congregation, such as preparing a coherent order of worship, writing and editing for worship, working with laity and other ministers (especially the music minister) in coordinating and leading worship, negotiating local custom and controversy, children in worship, the introduction of ritual, styles of presiding, and other matters. A previous introductory course in preaching is strongly recommended. Limit: 24

Syllabus

Spring - Friday, 9:00 - 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

CMWO 625S

The Practice of Weekly Worship, Spring 2012

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to planning weekly worship in the local church, including basic worship concepts, preparing and evaluating an order of worship, mastering the genres of “liturgical speech”, writing and editing for worship, working with other leaders/committees in planning and coordinating worship, and negotiating local worship custom and controversy. Although useful for all students, this course is of particular interest to students in the free church tradition who do not conduct worship from a mandated denominational prayerbook or fixed order of worship. Fulfills the worship requirement. A previous introductory course in preaching is strongly recommended. Limit: 24

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

CMWO 625S [P3]

The Practice of Weekly Worship, Spring 2011

Professor-Practitioner Program (P3) designated course for field education students. Limit: 8.

Fall - Friday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. *CLOSED*

CMWO 630W

Vital Signs: Baptism and Communion in the Worship of the Church, Winter 2011

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to the history, diverse theologies, and practice of these foundational rites of the Christian church, with an emphasis on their formative, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Students will have opportunities to practice all the aspects of presiding and administering these ordinances/sacraments, as well as to explore creative possibilities for their celebration in the local church. Limit: 24

Syllabus

Winter - January 3-14, 9:00 a.m. – noon

CMWO 630W

Vital Signs: Baptism and Communion in the Worship of the Church, Winter 2013

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to the history, diverse theologies, and practice of these foundational rites of the Christian church, with an emphasis on their formative, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Students will have opportunities to practice all the aspects of presiding and administering these ordinances/sacraments, as well as to explore creative possibilities for their celebration in the local church. Limit: 24

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session II, 2013 – January 14-25, 9:00 a.m. – noon (this course includes one Saturday session, on 1/19)

CMWO 630W

Vital Signs: Baptism and Communion in the Worship of the Church, Winter 2014

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to the history, diverse theologies, and practice of these foundational rites of the Christian church, with an emphasis on their formative, ethical and pastoral dimensions. Students will have opportunities to practice all the aspects of presiding and administering these ordinances/sacraments, as well as to explore creative possibilities for their celebration in the local church. Limit: 24

Syllabus

Winter - Winter Session 2, 2014 – January 13-24, 1:00– 4:00 p.m.

CMWO 652F

Currents in Christian Worship, Fall 2012

Gerald Liu

At its holiest, worship in public assembly and private life glorifies God.  It celebrates and shares Love active within and beyond humanity and the cosmos. While worship may occur in countless forms and even idolatrous shapes, this class focuses upon practices of worship from Christianity, and especially Protestant traditions.  Through class readings, video, written assignments, fieldwork, and contributions to live worship settings, students will theologically investigate worship in tides ritualized and revealed, liturgical and “low,” multicultural and multivalent, orthodox and otherwise, so that they can skillfully embark upon service to various communities in the offering of Christian worship. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Fall - Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

CMWO 658J

Worship as Resistance and Subversion, Summer 2014

Adam Hearlson

A theological, ethical and pastoral study of the ways that worship can be an act of holy subversion. This course will examine the ways in which preaching, singing, the sacraments, and corporate liturgies have been used and can be used to resist forces of exploitation and domination. Special attention will be paid to those communities for whom worship has provided a counter-cultural narrative of hope amid oppressive social circumstances. Moreover, this course will require students to think intentionally about their own context and devise worship tactics that subvert social injustice.

Syllabus

Summer - Units 2&3, June 11-20, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

CMWO 662F

Christian Worship, Christian Music, Worship

Rev. Burns Stanfield

A critical overview of Christian worship in theological perspective, including anthropological, historical, and practical approaches. With an eye to liturgical leadership, we will press the deceptively simple questions: What is Christian worship? What is it for? This course fulfills the CMWO distribution requirement.

Limit: 35

Fall - Wednesday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

CMWO 664/844F

Seasons of Celebration: Worshiping Through the Liturgical Year, Fall 2011

J. Mary Luti

An introduction to worship in the local church as it is (or may be) shaped by the seasons and festivals of the Christian calendar, with attention to the ways in which the sacred cycles form congregations in patterns of discipleship. Limit: 24.

Syllabus

Fall - Monday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

CMWO 674/874S

Christianity as a Way of Life: The Liturgical Year, Spring 2014

Rev. Burns Stanfield

An introduction to Christianity by way of its liturgical calendar, from Advent to Pentecost, including biblical foundations, historical changes, and contemporary theological reflection on the holidays, seasons, and annual pattern of Christian life. Limit: 35.

Syllabus

Spring - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMWO 702S

Church Music: Basics and Beyond, Spring 2013

Rev. Burns Stanfield

Students explore the basics of church music leadership – worship theology and history, repertoire, hymnal use, the musical shaping of worship, song-leading – and also tap into musical traditions beyond Mainline hymnals: Taize, bluegrass, Iona, Sacred Harp, Gospel, world music, and more. This course will fulfill the basic worship requirement. Limit: 35.

Spring - Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

CMWO 734S

The Avante-Garde & Experimental Worship: Approaching the Ordinary as Theologically Remarkable, Spring 2013

Gerald Liu

This seminar investigates historically radical advances in literary, visual, performance, musical, and cinematic arts as well as selected readings about worship to explore contemporary liturgical practices and imagine further possibilities for experimental worship.  Assignments include congregational analysis of a local community practicing experimental worship.  Students will also create and implement an order of worship based upon class discussions and ideas.  For the final in-class project, students will present and explain the riches of experimental worship services they undertake using the resources of the Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center at Andover Newton.  Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.

DMIN 801F

Introductory Doctor of Ministry Seminar: Scholarship in Ministry, Interdepartmental Studies

Elizabeth C. Nordbeck

This seminar will introduce Doctor of Ministry students to theoretical approaches to the study of ministry. Students will work together to form research questions, construct theoretical frameworks, build bibliographies, and compose reviews of literature. This course is required for all D.Min. students.

Fall - Tuesday 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.

DMIN 801F

Seminar on Scholarship in Ministry (Extended), Fall 2011

Elizabeth C. Nordbeck

This course will facilitate the integration of theory and practice in the work of ministry, offering initial guidance in preparing for both coursework and final project.

Syllabus

Fall - Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.