Available courses

Curso Cuidado de la Creación ante el Extractivismo. Red Continental Cristiana por la Paz (RECONPAZ)

El curso Cuidado de la Creación ante el Extractivismo, es una oferta educativa de la RECONPAZ, con el propósito de contribuir a una reflexión desde la fe y las ciencias sociales, sobre los efectos del extractivismo y economía del despojo.

SONG DETOX | Self Study Program

Do you like to listen to music?

Have you ever admired how singers get to experience such an emotional release through song?

Have you ever wanted to create your own song or poem based on your life and experiences?

Do you like the idea of using that song as a tool to share your story or merely explore some of the themes in your life?

In SONG DETOX musician Marye Lobb shares her creative process of songwriting with you. After releasing three albums and writing over 100 songs over her own, she is thrilled to share the incredible transformative power of music. 

Get ready for a profound experience of self discovery and creation while you develop a more peaceful mindset!

Baptist Polity (ABCRGR)

Given the breadth of the region, the potential for inconsistency and inaccessibility of class offerings the Ordination Review Committee offers this alternative for fulfilling the requirements of a Baptist Polity Class. This option is provided for the ordination or recognition candidate for whom timely access to a traditional seminary class is not possible.

Teacher: Alan Newton

African American Religious Traditions

This course is intended to introduce students to the wide variety of religious traditions, movements, faith leaders and doctrinal emphases that have arisen within African American communities in the United States dating back to the arrival of Africans brought to this continent in the 17th century.  The course will begin with a focus on the traditional forms of religion in West Africa and how they were eventually merged into certain Christian forms and practices such as Vodun, Santeria and Candomble. It will document the presence of African Americans who practiced Islam and Judaism. The course will trace the rise of African American Methodist and Baptist denominations in the 18th and 19th centuries. It will look at the Azusa Street revival and the emergence of the black Pentecostal movements in the early 20th century. The course will look at the role of the African American church during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It will look at the emergence of both the megachurch movement and the prosperity gospel movement as a bridge from the 20th to the 21st century. Along the way, attention will be given to the doctrinal struggles that have emerged within the African American religious traditions involving such things as voting rights, women in ministry, human sexuality, expatriation themes and the gradual emergence of spirituality as an alternative to any form of group affiliation.