MINISTRY THROUGH THE SMALL CHURCH – STARTING APRIL 28, 2022 This course is designed to familiarize students about the unique opportunities and challenges of ministry in the small church. The course will guide the student through the theological, relational, and organizational aspects of small church ministry as well as provide the tools necessary to carry out the tasks unique to the small church.
When: Thursday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. – Online via Zoom. The class will meet for 10 weeks, ending June 30, 2022.
Instructor: Rev. Steve Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Reynolds has served as an ordained American Baptist pastor for 40 years and has had a wide variety of experiences in pastoral ministry in three churches. He became a certified church consultant in 2013 specializing in working with the small church. In addition, Rev. Reynolds has served in many volunteer capacities, including as a hospital chaplain, the Red Cross, short-term mission work in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, disaster relief, as well as being involved with evangelistic campaigns with the Billy Graham Association. He has served with ABCNYS as a workshop and retreat speaker, Regional Enhancement Team member, and lay study course instructor. Rev. Reynolds is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is certified as a church consultant through the Society for Church Consulting. He enjoys high school sports and is an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Boston Celtics, and the Boston Red Sox. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, and Contemporary Christian music. He is happily married to Marilyn Brett Reynolds and has two grown daughters, as well as three grandchildren.
Textbook: Indispensable Guide for Smaller Churches by David Ray. (Pilgrim Press. 2003)
CHURCH HISTORY – STARTING APRIL 19, 2022 The course is designed to provide an overview of church history, focusing on issues and incidents that have had the greatest impact on the Church and its relationship to the world. It will provide an historical context for the issues, personalities, and events studied. Students will be provided the tools and techniques to do competent research in church history.
When: Tuesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. – Online via Zoom. The class will meet for 10 weeks, ending June 21, 2022.
Fees The tuition is $110 per course. For family members living in the same house, the course fee is $110 for the first person and $60 for each subsequent person. Students may audit a course, without credit, for $60. The cost of the textbooks for each course is in addition to the tuition.