Interterm courses at AMBS

Updated April 2016

Hybrid courses    • Campus courses    • On location

Hybrid Courses — Interterm 2017

Hybrid courses run from December 12, 2016 to March 3, 2017. Courses meet on campus January 9-14,. 2017 and begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9.

Luke-Acts: Mission Perspectives  BIB526H, CHM521H

Three hours – Mary Schertz
This reading of Luke-Acts pays attention to the unity of the two books as well as to their significance for the mission of the contemporary church. Work with the text includes discussion of various aspects of mission, such as preaching, teaching, and healing; resolution of community problems; and prayer. (MDiv 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; MATS 1, 3, 5, 6, 7)

Christian Theology 2  HTE528H

Three hours – Lois Barrett
The course will examine how Christians have understood the experience and role of the Holy Spirit in relation to tradition; the nature, purpose, and practices of the church inducing a missional understanding of the church in relation to the world, and eschatology—convictions about the destiny of human life and the world in which it is embedded. Prerequisite: Christian Theology 1 or equivalent. (MDiv 2, 5, 6; MACF 1, 2; MAPS 1, 2; MATS 1, 2, 3, 4)

Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics  HTE646H

Three hours – Malinda Berry
This course is designed to take us on exploration sexuality’s meaning and purpose in our lives as human beings.  As Christians, biblical faith, life in community, and our cultures of origin shape the context for this exploration.  Along the way, we will take stock of how our attitudes, experiences, and beliefs are also part of our classroom conversations.  Our primary goal is to develop a definition of “healthy sexuality” for Christians seeking to participate in God’s reconciling mission in the world. Methodologically, we use Christian ethics to focus our attention on the human need for intimacy, how this need is connected to sexuality, and how those connections promote God’s shalom.  (MDiv 4; MACF 6; MAPS 3; MATS 6)

Christian Leadership in the 21st Century  CHM621H

Three hours — David Miller
Christian leaders in congregations and agencies attend to organizational vision and mission and the congruence of these with the missio Dei. Students will learn how to assess the health and encourage the ongoing transformation of the organization, and the empowerment of persons to utilize their gifts in the service of its vision. Leadership practices such as appreciative inquiry, speaking and listening skills, and conflict transformation will be introduced and practiced in the class. Participants will explore a theology of leadership, models of leadership as service, legitimate use of power, accountability, and ethics for leaders. (MDiv 5, 6; MACF 1, 2, 4; MAPS 4; MATS 6)

Teaching and Learning for Transformation  CHM643-2H, CHM643-3H

Two or three hours – Rachel Miller Jacobs
Description forthcoming...

Faith Formation and Spirituality: Adults and Seniors  CHM571H

Two hours – Andy Brubacher Kaethler
This multi-disciplinary course focuses on understanding faith formation in the life of adults and senior adults. The goal is to explore how congregations can nurture growing faith effectively and authentically all through life. (MDiv 2, 3, 5; MACF 3, 4, 6; MAPS 3, 5; MATS 5, 6)

Campus Courses — Interterm 2017

Courses meet January 3-20, 2017.

There are no campus courses listed at this time.

On Location — Interterm 2017

Jerusalem Seminar  BIB691

Three hours – Douglas Miller
A three-week, Jerusalem-based, travel seminar which studies the geographical and historical context of the Bible, surveys the religions and cultures of the area, and explores some of the dynamics in the Middle East conflict. Based in  Jerusalem, the seminar also includes time in Galilee, a trip to the Dead Sea and a trip to Jordan (including Petra). The seminar group will make other field  trips as the political situation allows and speak with Israeli and Palestinian spokespersons from different political and religious perspectives. This course is  offered through Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., for graduate credit.  (MDiv1, 2, 5, 6; MAPS 1, 2, 4, 5; MATS 1, 2, 4, 5)