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Lay Study Courses

ABCNYS Lay Study Program

WINTER & SPRING COURSES


NEW - CHRISTIAN ETHICS - Starting April 26, 2018

When: 
Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm. beginning April 26, 2018

Where: In a classroom at First Baptist Church, 4443 East Seneca Rd., Trumansburg NY 14886 (607.387.7705) and online.

Instructor:
Rev. Dennis Christiansen

To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down to bottom of page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to ABCNYS, 3218 James St., Syracuse NY 13206. Or email mschwarz@abc-nys.org.

Questions:  Rev. Dennis Christiansen (607.387.7705, dennischristiansen@htva.net


MINISTRY THROUGH THE SMALL CHURCH - Starting April 2, 2018 

When: 
Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm. beginning April 2, 2018

Where: In a classroom at Memorial Park Baptist Church, 1013 Front St., Vestal NY 13850 and online.

Instructor:
Rev. Steve Reynolds

To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down to bottom of page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to ABCNYS, 3218 James St., Syracuse NY 13206. Or email mschwarz@abc-nys.org.

Questions:  Rev. Steve Reynolds (607.857.5174, consultingpastor@gmail.com).


OLD TESTAMENT - Starting February 8, 2018 
Offered by Iroquois Association 

When: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm. beginning February 8, 2018

Where: In a classroom at Eastwood Baptist Church, 3212 James St., Syracuse NY 13206 and online

Instructor:
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Wyatt

To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down to bottom of page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to ABCNYS) to Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee, 102 Margo Ln., Fayetteville NY 13066

Course Materials: 
Marti J. Steussy, ed. Chalice Introduction to the Old Testament. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2003. Michael D. Coogan and Cynthia R. Chapman, A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in Its Context. 3rd Edition (older eds. okay).New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.  

Assignments for first class session:

OT Readings:
Gen 12:1–9; Deut 26:5–9, 30; 1 Sam 8; 2 Sam 7:1–17; 2 Kgs 22; Psalm 103; Ezek 34.

Textbook Readings: Chalice, Chps. 1–2 & Brief Intro, Part I (Chps. 1–2)

Writing Reflection:
What role does the Old Testament play in your understanding of the Bible as a whole? How has the Old Testament been important or meaningful for your faith (or has it)?

Questions:  Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee (315.637.0023, leon.oakslee@gmail.com)


NEW TESTAMENT - Starting February 28, 2018 
Offered by Fransego Association 

When: Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm. beginning February, 2018

Where: First Baptist Church, 19 Elm St., Cooperstown NY 13326 and online

Instructor:
Rev. Joseph Perdue

To Register: Complete registration form (scroll down to bottom of page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to Fransego Association) to Pat Robinson, 135 County Rd. 15, South New Berlin NY 13843.

Questions: Pat Robinson, 607.859.2923, jr.robinson91@stny.rr.com

OLD TESTAMENT - Starting March 19, 2018 
Offered by Living Waters Association 

When: 
Monday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm. beginning March 19, 2018

Where: First Baptist Church, 110 E. First St., Corning NY 14830

Instructor:
Rev. John Tharp

Registration: Complete registration form (scroll down to bottom of page to download) and postal mail with payment (payable to Living Waters Association) to Rev. Jeremy Spencer, P.O. Box 149, Odessa NY 14869. Or email odessabaptistchurch@gmail.com or phone 607.594.2800.

Textbooks: 
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey by Bill T. Arnold & Bryan F. Beyer, 3rd Ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015)
Chronological Study Bible (NIV) (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014).

Scholarships: Limited scholarships available through the Living Waters Association. Contact Rev. Spencer (see contact information above).

Questions:  Rev. Jeremy Spencer (see contact information above).





Fees:
The tuition for each course is $90. For family members living in the same house, the fee is $90 for the first person and $45 for each subsequent person. Students may audit a course, without credit, for $45.  Additional $10 fee for taking a course online to cover the additional costs.  The cost of the textbooks for each course is in addition to the registration fee.




 

 




 
 
 
 

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Mary Schwarz,
Sep 2, 2016, 11:10 AM