Short Courses

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 2018-19

Exploring  Anabaptist History and Theology (online)
Jamie Pitts, PhD 
Sept. 12 - Oct. 23, 2018
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Exploring Peace and Justice in the Bible (online)
Safwat Marzouk, PhD, and Drew Strait, PhD
Oct. 24 - Dec.11, 2018
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Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What's Different and Why? (online)
Loren Johns, PhD, Jan. 9 - Feb. 19, 2019
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Biblical Foundations for Creation Care (online)
Ben Ollenburger, PhD
Jan. 9 - Feb. 19, 2019
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Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication (online)
Betty Pries, CMed, MTS; PhD (ABD)
Feb. 20 - April 10, 2019
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Cómo Se Formó la Biblia (face to face)
Loren Johns, PhD 
Date: March 5,12,19, 26, 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, three to five 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.