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.

While the Church of the Brethren has long held the New Testament as its focus, the Hebrew Bible, also called the Old Testament, is the basis of much of the New Testament’s faith. In this course, we will work through the various books of the Hebrew Bible and look at their ancient context. We will attempt to better understand how these books interact and how they influence the New Testament texts. We will also look at a number of modern theories about these texts and how these theories influence how these books are read today.

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 March 10, 2018 BAML Instructors' Orientation to Moodle.