Jesus commissioned his disciples to go, make, and teachdisciples (Matthew 28:19-20a). The church’s educational ministry plays anessential role in its efforts to fulfill the Great Commission, facilitating thelifelong trans/formation of faith.

During this course, we will explore:

·  the importance of educational ministry;

·  the ways in which the church carries out thisministry in both formal and informal ways;

·  the variety of ways in which people learn and grow;and

·  the particularities of engaging in educationalministry with people across the lifespan.

As a result, students will take away both an enrichedtheoretical understanding of the church’s educational ministry as well asenhanced practical skills for teaching and learning within the faith community.

Introduction to the academic discipline of Biblical Studies as well as to online learning, and Brethren approaches to Scripture. Required for beginning TRIM students, optional for EFSM.

This is the place where you will get to try out the Moodle concepts we are working with in the workshop.

This is the course designed by Dan Poole for use in the January 9, 2016 BAML Instructors' Orientation to Moodle.

Este curso es una oportunidad para profundizar nuestro entendimiento del evangelio de Mateo. Leeremos el evangelio nuevamente con atención a sus rasgos literarios y su contexto histórico. Celebramos las promesas y lucharemos con los retos que Jesús da a sus discípulos. Y practicaremos el trabajo de interpretar las escrituras fielmente en nuestras comunidades de fe. Empezaremos con una visión general del evangelio. Después interpretaremos pasajes escogidos por su importancia en la Iglesia de los Hermanos.

The Church of the Brethren has long held that it has “no creed save the New Testament.” Yet the New Testament itself is a collection of books and letters of a wide range of genres, none of which resemble a traditional creed. In this course, we will look at the various books of the New Testament, explore the world which created these texts, and look at how the texts may have interacted both with each other and the Hebrew Scriptures. We will look at what the ancient authors of the texts might have been trying to say to their audiences as well as what they are still saying today.

During the course, we will work through a textbook as well as most of the text of the New Testament. There may be supplementary readings as well. We will discuss the readings in the class forums, starting with prompts from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will turn in a project, though the forum of the project is up to the student. It can be a sermon, adult lesson plan, a traditional research paper, or another project.