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News from the Hill April 05, 2013 | back to index

The June Term has Something for Everyone


June Course Listings

June courses at Andover Newton provide students with opportunities to specialize, meet focused goals, and take advantage of different course formats that meet the needs of adult learners. Except in cases of off-site and online courses, all meetings take place before the public school summer vacation begins. Some courses meet entirely online (see "EL" in the course number), some over one week all day, and some over two weeks for half days.

Course offerings for June 2013

  • Professor Sharon Thornton will offer an extended-intensive, two-week session on The Church and Social Movements, exploring the Church's role and involvement both historically and in contemporary expressions, and the lived experiences of faith leaders and participants in the public arena. This course meets the PRAC or JUST distributional requirement.
  • Rev. Brian Barnes, Youth Minister at the historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church, will delve into the foundations and principles of Christian and Religious Education in an extended-intensive, two-week course entitled, The Educational Ministry of the Church. Students can fulfill their CMED distributional requirement with this course.
  • Professor Simon Lee will offer the introductory Bible course New Testament Foundations in an extended-intensive, two-week session. Students – including entering students – can meet one of the Scripture II requirements over the summer with this course.
  • Dean Sarah Drummond will teach the first-year Doctor of Ministry Intensive Cohort seminar entitled Scholarship in Ministry. This one-week, super-intensive course includes development of research questions through study and reflective practice, as well as in-depth orientation to the Doctor of Ministry Program.
  • Professor MT Dávila will teach the second-year Doctor of Ministry Intensive Cohort seminar on Theological Research. The one-week, super-intensive course prepares doctoral candidates to write a project, thesis or research of substance and quality in an area of theological studies.
  • Professor Beth Nordbeck will explore United Church of Christ History, Theology, and Polity in an intensive format at Camp Calumet in Freedom, NH. Primarily for those seeking ordination, dual standing, or privilege of call in the UCC, but open to all.
  • Dr. Margaret Benefiel will lead students to consider structures and processes of twenty-first-century congregations and organizations and explore how spiritual discernment practices can be integrated into decision-making processes in the course Grounded in God. Students can meet the CHRS distributional requirement.
  • Geoffrey Smith will explore the various approaches to leadership, organization, and authority current among followers of Jesus in the first through third centuries C.E. in the extended-intensive, two-week course Leadership and Authority in Early Christianity.

The summer boasts two E-Learning options for students who seek flexibility in the summer but wish to continue to make progress in their learning:

  • Rev. Dr. Jeff Jones explores the key elements of discipleship and the qualities that are essential to being a disciple-forming community in the E-Learning course Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation. Students taking this course will fulfill a CMLE or PRAC requirement.
  • Rev. Dr. J. Earl Thompson, Jr., Faculty Emeritus, teaches Ministry to the Elderly. What does the Bible teach about growing old? Modes of ministry and the significance of spiritual fulfillment to the elderly, as well as critical evaluation of cultural myths of aging which imprison and impoverish them, will be explored. This course will fulfill the Pastoral Care requirement.
Please read the full course descriptions for any prerequisites or course limits.

Consider taking advantage of all that summer has to offer at Andover Newton while also finding time for renewal and refreshment. With questions about summer courses, please contact Ms. Jennifer Shaw, Academic Program Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Faculty, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or Registrar Nayda Aguila, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Jim Leavitt, Academic Program Assistant at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 26
Add/Drop deadline: First day of class
All ANTS registrations must be completed on line
If you cannotcomplete registration online, paper registration forms may be picked up in the Registrar's Office. If you need assistance with on line registration, please contact the help desk at ext. 2402 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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