PATHWAYS Theological Education

An Online Institute for Progressive Christian Theology

 

PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc.
Announces a New Certificate Program in Foundational Theology

This eight-course certificate is  an essential study in Progressive Christian Theology. The certificate program will provide participants with an overview key aspects progressive Christian theology, including courses in spirituality, faith-diversity, cultural pluralism and religion, and Christian history.

All courses are conducted asynchronously online so that participants sign into the course room and participate in discussions based on their own schedule.

The Certificate in Foundational Theology consists of eight six-week courses available online in an asynchronous format.  That means participants can sign into the course room and participate in discussions and studies with others on their own schedule.

 
Three required courses are required for the certificate:

………………………* Making Sense of Theology
………………………* Understanding the Bible as a Progressive Christian
………………………* Living the Heart of Progressive Christianity

Participants elect to take five other courses which may include:

……………………..* The Variety of Beliefs within Christianity Today
………………………* Spiritual Care of Self and Others
………………………* The Art of Worship
………………………* Pluralism and Religion in North America
………………………* Ethics and the Life of Meaning
………………………* Faith Practices for Children, Youth, and Adults
………………………* The Stories of Christian Saints and Sinners

Courses are facilitated by qualified and experienced university and seminary professors, pastors, and church leaders.  Tuition is $295 per course.  Individuals may register for just one course or for the certificate program.

In addition, PATHWAYS offers a variety of course for continuing education for ordained ministers, chaplains, and those in designated ministry roles. Up-coming courses for continuing education include:

L1.3 Variety of Beliefs Within Christianity Today (6-weeks)

  • Jan. 9 to Feb 19
  • Ministry in the 21st Century is characterized by bridging sometimes wide and subtle differences in beliefs, languages of faith, and individual experiences. This course allows participants to explore the evolution of differences within their own experience while also considering other differences encountered in ministry today.

L1.4 The Stories of Christian Saints and Sinners (6-weeks)

  • Mar 6 to April 16
  • This course provides an overview of the 2000 plus year history of the Christian church in chronological order and in themes or patterns within the history.

L1.5 Spiritual Care of Self and Others (6-weeks)

  • May 1 to June 11
  • This course is an opportunity for participants to explore their understanding of self as members of a Christian community and to develop skills to teach and support others about specific aspects of the Christian tradition that support self-care.

L2.6, 2.7 UCC History and Polity (12-weeks)

  • January 9 to April 2

  • The purpose of this course is to explore the history, polity, theologies, and practices of the United Church of Christ and its predecessor denominations. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the history and polity requirement for authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ in many associations and conferences.

L3.6 Professional Boundaries and Ministerial Self-Care (6-weeks)

  • February 27 – April 9

  • In this course, we will explore ethics and their application for professional pastoral ministers. We will consider the boundaries that define the relationships between professional pastoral ministers and congregants.

L3.9 Practicing Our Faith in the Public Square (6-weeks for 4 CEU’s)  

  • January 9 – February 19
  • This course examines the why, how, and direction of faith-based engagement in the political life of our communities and nation.

 

PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc., is a Progressive Christian learning community seeking to empower transformative leadership for justice and peace within and beyond the church by engaging heart and mind to consider what it means to know, love and serve God in today’s changing world.

For more information, including course descriptions, visit: Pathways Theological Education, Inc. or, email: info@pathwaystheological.org.

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