SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT - Beginning April 23, 2019 When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. Where: Online with classroom option at Pine City Baptist Church Instructor: Rev. Sabrina Smith, Pastor of Pine City Baptist Church (Living Waters Association) Text: Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline(We'll use the 2018, 40th Anniversary edition. Harper Collins:. ISBN-10:9780062803887)) The class will meet for 9 weeks, ending on June 18, 2019. One additional special class session will be held at the Spiritual Renewal Center in Syracuse NY on a date to be determined after the class begins. (An alternative option will be available for those unable attend the special session.) Students taking the class for credit will be expected to read assigned texts, complete a research paper, keep a journal and participate in class discussions. To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to ABCNYS, 3218 James St., Syracuse NY 13206 Questions: Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee (315.637.0023, email@example.com
NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION - Iroquois Association - Beginning April 25, 2019 When: First session is Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm Where: Available in online and classroom formats ***Classroom option available if there is sufficient interest*** Course Description: The New Testament is foundational for Christian belief, life, and practice. While many of its texts transcend time and culture, others can be harder to understand. A survey of the historical, cultural, and religious background of the New Testament joined with a study of contemporary methods of biblical interpretation will add depth and context to your reading of the NT. Join the instructors for a 12-week introduction to the academic study of the New Testament, along with lively discussions about how to thoughtfully and sensitively interpret its teachings for the lives of Christians today. Course Materials: David A. deSilva, An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation, 2nd ed. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic Press, 2018 and supplementary readings as assigned, which will be made available online. Instructors: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Wyatt is Interim Pastor at West Baptist Church in Oswego, NY. She received her Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Mr. Adam DJ Brett is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion at Syracuse University. Stephanie and Adam met while students at Brite Divinity School and married in 2010. They share a love of academic study of religion and a deep investment in the role of the church in the world. To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee, 102 Margo Ln., Fayetteville NY 13066. Questions: Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee (315.637.0023, firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY - Mohawk-Oneida Association - Beginning April 25, 2019 When: First session is Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Where: Bartlett Baptist Church, 5639 Bartlett Rd., Rome NY 13440 Text: Bill T. Arnold & Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament (Second or Thired Edition). Instructor: Rev. Cedric Broughton, Interim Pastor, Bartlett Baptist Church To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to Mohawk-Oneida Association) to Rev. Cedric Broughton, Bartlett Baptist Church, 5639 Bartlett Rd., Rome NY 13440. Questions:Rev. Cedric Broughton, 315.271.5311 email@example.com PREACHING - Living Waters Association - Starting April 29, 2019 When: Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, April 29 - July 1, 2019 Where: First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga St., Waverly NY and Online Instructor: Rev. Steve Dygert, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Waverly. Rev. Dygert is a graduate of Niagara University and Northeastern Seminary and has pastored three churches. He also worked in the insurance industry for 20 years prior to beginning pastoral ministry. Text: Clifton F. Guthrie, From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner's Guide to Preaching(Nashville: Abingdon Press 2005). Estimated cost $11 To Register:Complete registration form (scroll down page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to Living Waters Association) to Lay Studies, c/o Odessa Baptist Church, P.O. Box 149, Odessa NY 14869. Or send registration information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor Spencer (607.594.2800). Scholarships:Limited scholarships are offered by the Living Waters Association to students from Association churches. Please contact Pastor Spencer.
Fees: The tuition for an online course is $110. For the classroom the tuition is $100 For family members living in the same house, the online course fee is $110 for the first person and $60 for each subsequent person. Classroom: $100 for first person, $50 each subsequent person. Students may audit an online course, without credit, for $60. Fee for auditing a classroom course is $50. The cost of the textbooks for each course is in addition to the tuition.