Great Course Line Up for Winter and Spring

Great Course Line Up for Winter and Spring

November 29, 2012

Are you looking to enrich your spirit, enhance your ministry skills, or continue the process of lifelong learning?   We are excited to offer a variety of upcoming courses this winter and spring ranging from leadership to the world Christian movement.  Make plans to join us for an audit at only $50 per credit hour or to take a course for credit at the rate of $598 per credit hour.
Below are a few highlights from the upcoming Winter and Spring semesters. 

To view a full listing of offerings, visit   For more information or to register, contact the Registrar’s Office by calling 800.440.6227 or e-mailing

January Term 2013

Lifetime Leadership Development
Monday, January 14-Thursday, January 17, 6-9:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Rob McCleland, Executive Director of the North American Baptist Conference, for Lifetime Leadership Development.  Come and learn about proven leadership principles that can be applied to engage a lifetime of leadership development.  Character development is the foundation of outstanding leadership, providing a platform for integrity, responsibility, vulnerability, and collaboration.  This course explores the journey of personal leadership development and the corporate behavioral applications thereof.  1 hour.

Introduction to Islam: Christian Perspective
Tuesday, January 22-Friday, January 25, 6-9:30 p.m.

Dr. Christina Hitchcock, Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Sioux Falls, will help convey the beliefs, practices, and history of Islam for non-Muslims--taking into account  the diversity of Muslim life and the complexity of contemporary religious and political issues.  Special attention will be given to Islam in the U.S. and anti-Western tendencies manifested in Muslim fundamentalism. The main context of this course will be to address above-mentioned issues from the learned Christian perspective. 1 hour.

Spring 2013

Faith, Business, and Money
Thursdays, 6-8:50 p.m., February 7 - May 23, 2013

Economics affects our everyday lives and ministry service.  Make plans to join Dr. Jay Moon, Professor of Intercultural Studies, for Faith, Business, and Money.  Explore the topic of social entrepreneurship and gain a well-rounded theological approach to business and money that’s relevant to your specific context.  Church and business leaders and interested individuals are all welcome.  3 hours.

Counseling Adolescents: Theological and Therapeutic Factors
Mondays, 6-8:50 p.m., February 4 - May 20, 2013

Are you interested in learning more about the fundamentals of adolescent development?  Dr. Anne Dilenscheneider, adjunct faculty member, will cover the neural, hormonal, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural aspects of adolescent development from an integrative perspective.  Strategies to help adolescents take responsibility for their behaviors and exploration of cross-cultural and gender differences in development will also be covered.  3 hours.