Anabaptist Short Course Bundle
Explore Anabaptist history, thought and witness
The Anabaptist Short Course Bundle offers the best deal on our collection of discussion-based online short courses. This bundle includes four courses to support your exploration of Anabaptist resources as a source of inspiration and guidance for your own life and ministry.
Register for this bundle for only $995 USD total! The regular price of each course is $350 USD per course.
All four courses include an optional evening video conference meeting with the professor each week of the courses. These meetings are also recorded for participants who aren’t able to attend.
Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication
Taught by Betty Pries, PhD, CMed, April 12 – May 23, 2023
Exploring Peace and Justice in the Bible
Taught by Drew Strait, PhD, and Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, PhD, Sept. 13 – Oct. 24, 2023
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology
Taught by Jamie Pitts, PhD, Oct. 25 – Dec. 12, 2023
Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What’s Different and Why?
Instructors TBD, Jan. 31 – March 12, 2024
*NOTE: Resisting Christian Nationalism with the Gospel of Peace is not included in the Anabaptist Short Course Bundle.
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Short course details
How short courses work
Courses are offered online and typically last six weeks each.* Short course students are expected to complete coursework on their own and post to an online forum weekly. Some short courses also include optional, weekly, live video conversations. These conversations are typically recorded for class members who cannot attend.
Short courses explore topics like Anabaptist history, biblical study, spiritual and ethical issues, worship, and more. These non-credit courses involve readings from textbooks and online articles and include written forum discussion. You won’t receive a grade, but readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, and professors assume you have critical thinking skills and some previous academic study.
*Resisting Christian Nationalism with the Gospel of Peace is four weeks long.
Online course requirements
You will need:
- High speed internet access
- Access to a computer with a web browser, a word processing program, and a PDF file reader (such as Adobe Reader)
- An email account
- Basic computer skills
- One or two textbooks selected by the professor, available from a web source
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available. Upon the completion of course requirements, you can earn 2.4 CEUs.* However, no academic credit is awarded and these courses do not meet any requirements in the AMBS Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programs of study.
*Resisting Christian Nationalism with the Gospel of Peace earns 1.7 CEUs.
Before you register
Online learning is not for everyone. To help evaluate your skills and abilities to benefit from an online course, please follow this link to a quiz provided by Washington Online. Question 5 asks about available time to devote to the course. Short courses require, on average, 5-10 hours per week rather than the 10-15 hours mentioned in the quiz. With this in mind, we encourage you to take the quiz and find out whether you are a good candidate for online learning.
Before the early registration deadline, cancellations will be refunded, less US$50. After this date, cancellations will be granted credit, less US$50, toward a future short course within one year. Refund credits must be requested within one week of the beginning of the event.