Short courses are offered online and last six weeks each. The graduate-level non-credit courses explore topics like Anabaptist history, biblical study, and spiritual and ethical issues related to congregational life. These online courses do not typically involve live video conversations (as in a webinar) or other activities in which all class members come together at one time. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
Upcoming Short Courses
Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What's Different and Why? (online)
Loren Johns, PhD, Jan. 9 - Feb. 19, 2019
Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication (online)
Betty Pries, CMed, MTS; PhD (ABD)
Feb. 20 - April 10, 2019
Cómo Se Formó la Biblia (face to face)
Loren Johns, PhD
Date: March 5,12,19, 26, 2019
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology (online)
Jamie Pitts, PhD
Sept. 11 - Oct. 23, 2019
How short courses work
Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. Readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, assuming critical thinking skills and some previous academic study. No academic credit is awarded, but Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who complete course requirements.These courses do not meet any requirements in the AMBS Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programs of study.
These online courses involve readings from textbooks and online articles and written discussion. They do not typically involve live video conversations (as in a webinar) or other activities in which all class members come together at one time.
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.