Anabaptist Short Courses

We know you’ve got questions.

What does it mean to read the Bible like an Anabaptist? Why does Anabaptist history matter at all today? And what even is "shalom"?

Anabaptist Short Courses wrestle with these questions and more! Join one of these discussion-based online courses to deepen your understanding of Anabaptist history, thought and witness. Followers of Jesus today will discover each other and the early Anabaptists as kindred spirits through their study of theology and history. In these courses, you'll explore Anabaptist resources as a source of inspiration and guidance for your own life and ministry.

Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. They do not typically involve live video conversations (as in a webinar). And there are no grades and no papers!

For more information about what to expect from the course visit the short course details page.

2020–21 Offerings

Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology

Loaf of bread held with a white cloth by two hands

Taught by Jamie Pitts, PhD, from Sept. 16 – Oct. 27, 2020

Early registration deadline: August 19, 2020
Final registration deadline: September 9, 2020

Exploring Peace and Justice in the Bible

Metal sculpture of round gears in a green grass field

Taught by Safwat Marzouk, PhD, and Drew Strait, PhD, from Oct. 28 – Dec. 15, 2020

Registration now available.

Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What's Different and Why?

An open Bible with a page turning

Taught by Loren Johns, PhD, from Feb. 10 – March 23, 2021

Registration now available.

Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication

A spider web with raindrops on it glints in the sun

Taught by Betty Pries, CMed, PhD, from April 14 – May 25, 2021

Registration now available.

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Find out how short courses work, how you can get CEUs, and what requirements you'll need to participate in online short courses. Learn more


  • Anabaptist Short Course Bundle: US $995 total for four courses!
  • Early registration: US $300 per course
  • Regular registration: US $350 per course
  • Global South Scholarships are available.

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