In the midst of hectic
lives, it’s not easy to “be still and know that I am God.”- Psalm 46:10
Spiritual practices help ministers and congregations to learn how to stop and
notice God in everything they do.
During this class students will explore: what it means to pray without ceasing, what the Bible says about spiritual practices, spiritual practices for nine different learning styles, how we get in the way of our relationship with God, and how spiritual practices can help congregations thrive.
As a result, students will gain a deeper theological basis for spiritual practices and develop the tools and experience needed to encourage spiritual growth within their ministry context.
- Teacher: Reba Herder
To speak about polity is to explore how groups
are organized and governed. In the Church of the Brethren, our polity grows out
of our history, our practices, and our ecclesiology (who we are as a church).
Talking about polity as ministers and members of the Church of the Brethren
naturally uncovers who we are, what we do, and how we shape our lives together. In this course, we will engage the current
and past polity of the Church of the Brethren in order to understand how it
has, and continues to, shape “another way of living.”
- Teacher: Torin Eikler
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.
- Teacher: Matt Boersma