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2023- Creative Ways of Teaching
2023- Creative Ways of Teaching – This course will assist teachers in discovering innovative ways to teach that lead to transformed students’ lives, and in discovering new ways of teaching that will include learning behavior and strategies of student learning and behavior.
Textbook: McConnell, Mary. Effective Teaching Practices for the 21st Century.
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Eric Williams
4030- The Christian Message to the Present World
4030- The Christian Message to the Present World – Students will look at the dynamic message of the Gospel in the world under adverse conditions. Students will discover the changeless message from the times of the prophets and how it affected world opinion.
Textbook: Saliba, John. Understanding the New Religious Movement.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James E. Potts
5006 - Leadership in the Local Church
5006 - Leadership in the Local Church – Students will establish a paradigm for pragmatic leadership in the local church, utilizing God’s mandate for leadership as found in the Holy Scriptures.
Textbook: Maxwell, John C. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Kelda Cubit
5020 -Conflict Management
5020 -Conflict Management – Students will look at the church as a living organism of interconnected relationships and recognize that conflicts do occur. Students will look at ways to avoid and manage the conflicts that will seriously interrupt the ministry of the church.
Textbook: Gangel, Kenneth O. and Samuel Canine. Communication and Conflict: Management in Churches and Christiaan Organizations.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Eddie L. Bright
6018 - Organizing and Administering the Church School/Sunday School
6018 - Organizing and Administering the Church School/Sunday School – Students will concentrate on the various administrative tasks needed to direct the Church School ministry. Students will focus on a variety of administrative functions, to include recruiting, staffing, planning, programming, curriculum, budgeting, policy making, supervision, delegation, and evaluation.
Textbook: Johnson, Talmadge, Rediscovering the Sunday School.
INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Mary Coleman
7024 - Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts (COPP
7024 - Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts (COPP)- This course will help students to understand who God has uniquely made them to be, and work through a spiritual gift assessment that will help them to discover their spiritual gift(s). Discovering their spiritual gift(s) will prepare them to move into meaningful areas of service where they best fit into the body of Christ.
Textbook: Wagner, Peter C. Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts.
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Shun Newsome
8066 - Christianity and Contemporary Issues (COPP)
8066 - Christianity and Contemporary Issues (COPP) – This course will challenge the students to identify and confront contemporary issues. Students will look at issues that affect the church, home, and community. They will think through practical solutions and approaches to immediate and emerging social and ecclesiological concerns.
Textbook: McNeal, Reggie. The Present Future: Six Tough Questions For the Church.
INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Helen Brown
9024 - The Computer in the Life of the Church (COPP)
9024 - The Computer in the Life of the Church (COPP) – Students will be train on how to use social media, and other forms of electronic communications to share the Christian message.
Textbook: Spiegel, Aaron. 40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation.
INSTRUCTOR: Sis. Gwendolyn Watts
9924 - Congregational Leadership in the Twenty-first Century
9924 - Congregational Leadership in the Twenty-first Century – Students will inspect the professional demands of church leadership on the life of the pastor. Look at the practical needs of the congregation, the responsibilities of the leaders, and the need to care for self and the congregation for optimal ministry results.
Textbook: Heuser, Roger and Norman Shawchuck. Leading The Congregation.
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Benjamin Lett
TRACK II: The 3-in-1 Seminar
TRACK II: The 3-in-1 Seminar (For Young Adults and those who work with Young Adults)
TOPIC: Go Young: Embracing the Call to Reach and Retain Young Adults in the Church
This class will focus on equipping leaders to develop a comprehensive strategy for reaching and retaining young adults. The session will also facilitate a brainstorming session for identifying and overcoming the barriers that prevent churches from impacting the next generation.
INSTRUCTORS: Rev. Paul Little, Rev. Andre Osborn, and Rev. Ricardo Smith