Registation for Certificate in Ministry Courses-Winter 2014
Austin Seminary is pleased to offer these ten week courses designed to meet the educational needs of Commissioned Ruling Elders and laypersons seeking a quality theological education. These are distance learning courses and the following are basic theological requirements: high speed internet access, email address, ability to download and upload documents. The cost per course is $350.
CIM.03R Worship and Preaching Dr. Kristin Saldine
The Christian church is a community at worship. In this course, students explore the historical roots, theology and practice of Christian Worship. Students learn the basic components of the Lord's Day service, including sacraments, and design services for weekly worship, weddings, and funerals. Included is a basic introduction to preaching within the context of worship. This is a blended course, with online components and face-to-face interactions that include performative practice. Students are required to attend one weekend workshop on the Austin Seminary campus.
CIM.07E PC(USA) Polity Dr. Paul Hooker
This course is designed to orient students to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and especially to the Book of Order. Students learn the structure and content of the four sections of the Book of Order, and explore polity as a tool for effective ministry. The course also offers exposure to basic parliamentary procedure and acquaints students with the role of moderator in planning and managing session meetings.