MB Faculty Courses

SUMMER 2018 COURSES

Christine Longhurst, DWS

Faculty at CMU
Assistant Professor of Music and Worship

ANAB/PAST – 0671 – Church Renewal and Music in the 21st Century

This course explores the primary ideas and worship renewal movements which have directly influenced the shape and content of 21st century worship services. Its primary focus will be on significant renewal movements of the 20th century, including Pentecostalism, Charismatic movement, the Liturgical Renewal movement, the Vineyard movement, Contemporary Worship, worship evangelism, Convergence Worship, and alternative patterns for worship like Fresh Expressions, Simple Church, New Monasticism, etc. Since music has been a key feature of 20th century worship renewal, this course will pay special attention to the changing nature and role of music in worship.

June 18-22, Monday-Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
clonghurst@tyndale.ca

SEMESTER: Summer 2018 (modular & live-stream)

LOCATION: Toronto (Tyndale)

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Pierre Gilbert, PhD

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Bible and Theology

BTS-5080M – War & Divine Violence in the Bible

This course will explore the various manifestations of violence attested in the Old Testament and the New. It will include an examination of the following topics: the nature of God as outlined in the Genesis creation account; the biblical view of the origin of evil (Genesis 2-4), the curse motif in the Sinai Covenant and the prophetic literature, the practice and theory of war in the ancient Near East and the Old Testament, the war motif in the New Testament. We will also closely examine Jesus’ attitude towards the Old Testament and the God of the Old Testament in an effort to articulate more clearly how a Christocentric approach should orient our assessment of Yahweh’s association with violence in the Old Testament.Sept-Dec, Monday mornings

May 14-18, Monday-Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
pierregilbert@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Summer 2018 (modular)

LOCATION: Winnipeg

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WINTER/SPRING 2018 COURSES

Brian Cooper, PhD

Director of Student Development
Assistant Professor of Theology

THS 540 – Introduction to Theology

This foundational course assists the student in gaining an overall orientation to the purpose and language of theology. The specific areas of systematic theology will be surveyed including the impact of the church throughout history on the development of doctrine. The importance of the teaching of theology in the local church will be emphasized. THS 540 is required of those who have not studied systematic theology in their undergraduate training and it is conducted as either an intensive course or reading course.

Jan-Apr, Tuesday evenings
6:00pm – 8:40pm
briancooper@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018

CAMPUS: Langley

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Bruce Guenther, PhD

Associate Dean
Professor of Church History and Mennonite Studies

THS 680 – Christianity and Culture

Jan-Apr, Wednesday afternoons
2:30pm – 5:10pm
bruceguenther@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018

LOCATION: Langley

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Bruce Guenther, PhD

Associate Dean
Professor of Church History and Mennonite Studies

HIS 541 – History of Christianity II

A continuation of HIS 540 (“History of Christianity I”), this course brings the chronological survey of important individuals, issues and movements in the history of Christianity into the twentieth century. It will examine developments from the Reformation until the end of the twentieth century. While some attention will be given to the modern missionary movement, the central focus of the course will be upon the history and theology of the church in the cultural context of Europe and North America.

Jan-Apr, Tuesday mornings
8:30am – 11:10am
bruceguenther@mbseminary.ca

Gloria Woodland, DMin

Director of Chaplaincy Program
Assistant Professor of Chaplaincy Studies and Spiritual Care

CHP 650 – Pastoral Crisis Response

February 26 – March 2, Monday to Friday
1:00pm – 5:10pm
gloriawoodland@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018 (modular)

LOCATION: Langley

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Gloria Woodland, DMin

Director of Chaplaincy Program
Assistant Professor of Chaplaincy Studies and Spiritual Care

BTS-5310 – Pastoral Counselling

This course will focus on skill development related to pastoral counselling. Among the topics considered will be empathic attunement, assessment, active listening, responding, theological assessment and counselling theories. A major component of the class will be skill practice and case scenario participation.

February 20-24, Tuesday to Saturday
9:00am-5:00pm
gloriawoodland@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Winter 2018 (modular)

LOCATION: Winnipeg

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Randy Wollf, PhD

Director of MinistryLift
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Practical Theology

PTH 613 – Evangelism and Faith Formation

This course focuses on helping students develop an incarnational and prayerful approach to making disciples where they journey with people as Jesus’ representatives and spokespeople. It will enable students to increasingly view ministry in a missional way while growing a passion for and developing skills in helping people follow Jesus within vibrant faith communities. We will look at personal and collaborative approaches to incarnational living and disciple-making. The class will also help students understand how we can effectively live as Christ’s ambassadors in the Canadian context with consideration given to the plurality of faiths and cultures in our cultural mosaic.

January 11-12, Thursday to Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
randywollf@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018 (modular & live-stream)

LOCATION: Langley

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Randy Wollf, PhD

Director of MinistryLift
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Practical Theology

CLD 532 – Power, Change and Conflict

Power relationships and the need for change exist in all organizations. Change often upsets delicate power balances and can result in conflict. As organizations attempt to respond to change, leaders must understand the role of power in the change process and how to mobilize the power of leadership in a healthy and godly manner. Conflict can arise for many reasons but often accompanies the transitions that result from change. Few interpersonal exchanges have as much catalytic potential for good as healthy conflict. By addressing and transforming their conflicts, individuals and groups of people develop an internal rigor, enhance mutual understanding, sharpen their mandates and deal proactively with important issues in their lives

January 18-19, Thursday to Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
randywollf@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018 (modular & live-stream)

LOCATION: Langley

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Randy Wollf, PhD

Director of MinistryLift
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Practical Theology

CLD 510 – Foundations of Christian Leadership

Christian leadership development forms part of the distinctive “DNA” of ACTS Seminaries and this course represents the gateway to this Christian Leadership Development (CLD) focus. In this course, students will explore six key dimensions of leadership: a growing relationship with God, character, calling, community, team and context-appropriate competencies. Scripture plays an essential role in informing the nature and expression of these dimensions.

February 1-2, Thursday to Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
randywollf@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018 (modular & live-stream)

LOCATION: Langley

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Randy Wollf, PhD

Director of MinistryLift
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Practical Theology

CHM 595 – Managing Volunteers

The Managing Volunteers course will help you sharpen skills related to recruiting and serving volunteers in ways that help volunteers live out their calling with excellence and a deep sense of fulfillment while making an important contribution to the ministry or program in which they volunteer.

February 22-23, Thursday to Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
randywollf@mbseminary.ca

SEMESTER: Spring 2018 (modular & live-stream)

LOCATION: Langley

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