2016-2017 General Courses Offered:


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Go Forth: ON PURPOSE - The Building Blocks of Ministry

Online Only - $25

3 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: Mr. Kevin McCarthy

This class will help you clarify and build the foundations of your ministry. You will learn how to define your personal purpose and ensure that your identity is truly anchored in Christ. You will get clarity on who is your target audience, those you are called to serve. You will build a Service Model—a simple plan to put all the pieces together.

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New Testament Survey

Offered online anytime, offered live as a two-part class on February 11 and 25, 2017 -Online cost $50, live cost $35 per day (non-credit) or $45 per day (ICS credit)

10 online sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Reggie Kidd

The New Testament is a book of what St. Paul once called “God’s many-sided wisdom”(Eph3:10), wisdom that is central to diaconal ministry. In this two-part “flyover” of the New Testament, we will explore each book’s promise and challenge for our call to do the work of the ministry: “to make Christ and his redemptive love known” where we “live, and work, and worship”, … and “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.”

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Christian Peace Making

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Charlie Holt

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matt. 5:9a). The application of the gospel requires faith, understanding, and skill. The principles, behaviors, and techniques of peacemaking can be taught and learned. This course is essential for anyone who desires to become a more effective student and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Doctrine

Offered online anytime, offered live as a two-part class on October 8 and 22, 2016 – Online cost $50, live cost $35 per day (non-credit) or $45 per day (ICS credit)

7 online sessions, 1 to 2 hours each

Instructor: The Rev. Christopher Brathwaite

The doctrines we believe and follow are key to our Christian journey. In this course we will look at the doctrines of Condemnation, Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification using the Book of Romans and the Historical Documents of the Church. We also will look at the dynamic between Sin and Grace and how all of these doctrines are lived out in the Episcopal Tradition.

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Know The Heretics

Offered online anytime, offered live March 11, 2017 – Online cost $25, live cost $35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

4 online sessions, 1 to 1 ½ hours each

Instructors: The Rev. Canon Dr. Justin Holcomb, The Rev. Andrew Petiprin

Heresy dominates many conversations these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. This course provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history.

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Homiletics

Online Only - $25

3 sessions, 1 to 1 ½ hours each

Instructor: The Rev. Noy Sparks

In this course various approaches to the preparation, delivery, and critique of the sermon will be explored.   After viewing this course the student should be better prepared to research, write and deliver a meaningful sermon or message for their congregation

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Old Testament Survey

Online Only - $25

8 sessions, 1 to 2 hours each

Instructor: The Rev. Charlie Holt

The Old Testament is filled with stories of human faithfulness and failure, God’s judgment, and redemption. This survey class will provide an overview of every book in the Old Testament, and will explore the big picture of how the books function together and work redemptively for God’s people. Learn how to faithfully apply the Old Testament scriptures in the age of the New Covenant.

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Raising Up Leaders: A Paradigm Shift

Offered online anytime, offered live March 25, 2017 – Online cost $25, live cost $35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

4 online sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Jonathan French

This course will consider why leadership matters in the church, biblical models of leadership, whether or not you’re a leader, and how to attract more leaders both like and unlike you.  This course offers an entirely new and fresh perspective on leading.

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Addictions & Faith: Where Do They Intersect?

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: Julia Suereth, MA

An in-depth look at the point where faith and God meet someone struggling with an addiction. Learn how spirituality can help free a person from the grips that deceive and control. Understand how dependence results from lack of connections and submission to God, and learn how to allow faith to be part of addiction recovery.

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Mission in the City: Revealing the City of God in the City of Man

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Anthony P. Clark

This course will explore biblical reasons and ways to seek God’s peace, the shalom of your city with the Great Commission and Great Commandment in mind.  You will learn how to identify the mission field that exists for you personally and for your church within your neighborhood, your city, and the world.

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The Reformation

Offered live on November 5, 2016 – Live cost $35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)
Online $25 (non-diaconal students only) . Click on image above to sign up for online course.

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Instructor: The Rev. Tom Rutherford

This course will help you understand the ideas, events, and conditions leading to and resulting from the Protestant Reformation and subsequent Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation. You will meet the main players involved: Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, and Ignatius Loyola, and their impact on contemporary Anglicanism.

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Genesis and Interpersonal Relationships

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: Mrs. Debbie Miller, LMHC

An in-depth look at the point where faith and God meet someone struggling with an addiction. Learn how spirituality can help free a person from the grips that deceive and control. Understand how dependence results from lack of connections and submission to God, and learn how to allow faith to be part of addiction recovery.

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Diakonia in a Modern Day World

Online Only - $25

5 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Thomas Williams, Deacon

The deacon is the icon for servant ministry, the herald of the good news in Jesus Christ, and the one who leads the faithful into the world for mission and ministry. This course will focus on the places the deacon intersects with the church and the world.

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The Book of Common Prayer

Offered online anytime, offered live on November 5, 2016 – Online cost $25, live cost $35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

3 online sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Danielle Morris

This course will give you an understanding of the history and emphasis of Anglican worship. We’ll place the Prayer Book in the context of theological and historical development, and provide a connection between worship and living.  This course will give you a better familiarity with our BCP and an appreciation for the depth of instruction it provides.

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Ethics in Action

Online Only - $25

2 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Ed Bartle

We can easily become perplexed when our understanding of moral theology (what scripture and tradition teach us) conflicts with our pastoral care, what reason teaches us, and what social or communal needs demand from us. This course is intended to give us tools to build a personal pastoral ethical foundation.

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Church Leadership in a Multicultural Context

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 to ½ hours each

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Gerardo deJesus

Students will discover how to appreciate, understand, and talk with those who believe and think differently from you is part of your missiological task. This course seeks to empower future leaders who intend to work in a multicultural context, enlighten them as to the obstacles they may face, as well as the not-so-subtle threads of cultural and social alienation that often slip through theological formation.

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Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Canon Dr. Justin Holcomb

This is a study of various forms of violence and abuse and the theological and practical implications of the gospel of the Kingdom for these topics. Students will: gain understanding of the numerous dimensions of sexual assault and domestic abuse, become aware of the scope of the problem and its effect on victims, and formulate a theology about violence and abuse and articulate how gospel-based hope and healing relates to violence and abuse.

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Prayer Book Spirituality

Offered live March 25, 2017 –$35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

Type of session: Live

Instructor: The Rev. Andrew Petiprin

The Book of Common Prayer is not only a resource we use on Sunday mornings, but a rule of life that governs the spiritual disciplines of all the faithful. This course is designed to a Prayer Book spirituality which forms disciples of Christ in the way God desires.

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Our Anglican Heritage

Offered online anytime, Offered live January 7, 2017 – Online cost $25, live cost $35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

3 online sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. D. Scott Walker

We will examine the development of Christianity in Britain and later, the world. We’ll touch on several key characteristics and decisions that have formed the Anglican Church as we currently know it and consider what type of communion the Lord is calling us to be now and in the near future.

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Shame: The Confusion of Faces

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: Mrs. Debbie Miller, LMHC

Since Adam and Eve, tasted the forbidden fruit, shame has been a constant companion for the human race. This course will help you debunk common cultural myths about vulnerability, better define shame and examine its triggers. You will explore the neuroscience of our responses to shame and find ways we try to protect ourselves from vulnerability and shame.

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Social Media: Proclaiming the Gospel in the 21st Century

Offered live April 8, 2017 –$35 (non-credit) or $45 (ICS credit)

Type of sessions: Live

Instructor: The Rev. Canon Dr. Justin Holcomb

How do you proclaim the good news in the 21st century. Learn how technology can help you get the good news into the hands of those who need it most. This hands-on class covers websites as well as social media staples Facebook and Twitter. We’ll learn how to get local media to promote church events and cover other communication applications such as podcasting, blogging, and Skype.

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The Universe Next Door: Comparative Views

Online Only - $25

4 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. David Newhart

Discover the foundations of competing worldviews where they align and diverge from Christianity. This course will help you understand the basic concepts of differing worldviews in a way that will aid you in defending the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Your Body: God’s Temple

Online Only - $25

3 sessions, 1 to 1 ½ hours each

Instructor: Mrs. Brooke E. Holt

This course will examine scriptures that teach about care of the temple and examine the practicalities of changing our lifestyles to create optimal health.  It will teach you how to integrate all aspects of your life – the physical, the spiritual, and the mental – into a more effective whole.

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Mapping Your Ministry in The World

Online Only - $25

3 sessions, 1 hour each

Instructor: The Rev. Danielle Morris

How does the gospel intersect with the world? Is the church a dead end, a rest stop, or a scenic route? How do your brokenness and giftedness combine to fuel your ministry? This course, drawing from 2 Corinthians, is designed to be practical, challenge you, and help you articulate your unique calling and commitment.

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M.A.S.H. - Moving Ahead to Spiritual Health

Offered Live - January 21, 2017 /$35 (non-credit) $45 (credit)

 

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jim Sorvillo

As Christ’s body, the church exists by virtue of its participation in God’s mission, the missio Dei.  When dysfunction in the church distracts the body of Christ from this participation, the church is inhibited in its mission.  This class will offer practical tools for proactively identifying possible areas of congregational dysfunction and a responsive process for healing and reconciliation if and when they occur.

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Practical Pastoral Ethics / Finding Margin in Your Life

Offered Live - December 10, 2016 - $35 (non-credit) $45 (credit)

 

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jon Davis

NOTE – This is one day of instruction, with two separate and distinct courses being taught: Ethics (a.m.) / Margin (p.m.).

Practical Pastoral Ethics – As “what is acceptable/ethical/moral” continues to shift and change more and more swiftly in society, both clergy and laity need a firm understanding of “how to think about” situations which will arise in their ministries – within the church and in the world.  This course will discuss how to look at situations from a pastoral perspective with the objective of answering questions such as  “How do you stay true to Biblical teaching, doctrinal and ethical guidelines while ministering to someone who is in crisis or is hurting?”.

Finding Margin – In today’s over scheduled, over full existence it sometimes seems like every day is a struggle of how to pack in “just one more thing”.  We have more “things” than any other nation in history, but less peace in our hearts and souls.  How do we find the margin, the whitespace in our lives that will keep the days from running together with less and less meaning and more stress?  This class will give you practical wisdom and tools to restore reserves to our overloaded lives.

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Introducción a la Biblia – Cursos en Español

Cuatro Secciones en vivo – Octubre 8 y 22 – Enero 7 y Febrero 11 del 2017
Usted podrá atender uno o todos estos cursos, abosolutamente Gratis!!!!

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Primera Parte – La Biblia: esta sección actuará como introducción a la biblia. Se cubriran los siguintes temas: ¿Que es la Biblia? ¿Como la bliblia surgió? ¿ Por qué tenemos dos biblias?

Segunda Parte – Los libros de la biblia / El Antiguo Testamento: en esta seccion se discutirá la division de la biblia entre Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento, tambié introducirá al estudiante a los libros del Antiguo Testamento.

Tercera Parte  – Los libros de la biblia / El Nuevo Testamento: en esta sección el estudiante aprenderá como el Nuevo Testamento se Organizó para poder tener un mejor entendimiento de los evangelios, el libro de Los Hechos y las epístolas de el apostol Pablo.

Cuarte Parte – La Practica y el Estudio de la Biblia: esta sección terminnara nuestro curso en la biblia al discutir los siguintes temas – Entendimiento del texto y contexto de la Biblia, La Biblia y la Liturgia, La Biblia como reflección personal y communal.

 

Introduction to the Bible - Spanish Language Instruction

Live - 4 Sessions - October 8, October 22, January 7 (2017), February 11 (2017)
Note - you may attend any or all of the sessions. Prior attendance is not required.
NO COST TO ATTEND!!
Part 1 now available on line - Click on image above

 

Instructor: The Rev. Luis De la Cruz

Part 1 – THE BIBLE : This session will act as a general introduction to the Bible.  Materials covered will include: What is the Bible? How did the Bible surface? Why do we have two different Bibles?

Part 2 – THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE / OLD TESTAMENT:  This session will discuss the division of the Bible into the Old and New Testaments, and will introduce the student to the books of the Old Testament.

Part 3 – THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE / NEW TESTAMENT: In this session the student will learn about the arrangement of the New Testament, and will deepen their understanding of the Gospels, Acts, and the Pauline Epistles.

Part 4 – THE PRACTICE AND STUDY OF THE BIBLE: This session will wrap up our study of the Bible by discussing the following: Understanding the text and context of the Bible; The Bible and Liturgy; The Bible – personal and community reflection.