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Upcoming Courses

Here are all the details you need about our upcoming courses. 

If you wish to register for a course please email us.

Our courses are available for any ordained minister on Canada Central District for Lifelong Learning at no cost.
 

Online Class

September 2024

Pastoral Care and Counselling

PAS 3023 

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Instructor: Dr. Lisa Outar-O’Shea

Online (Google Classroom) 

September 5 - October 10, 2024

Thursday Evenings

7:00 - 9:30 PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A course dealing with principles of psychological and biblical counseling, providing ministry to the physically, spiritually, and emotionally ill. This study is integrated with other more traditional aspects of pastoral care. Self-understanding and listening skills are emphasized, as well as religious resources and exercises such as Scripture, prayer, and openness and obedience to the inner direction of the Holy Spirit.
 

COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:

  • Become familiar with materials and resources effective in a variety of counseling settings (pre-marital, marriage, and personal counseling).

  • Gain an awareness of the counselor's understanding of himself/herself in the process of counseling.

  • Gain awareness of the "danger signals" in counseling relationships.

  • Learn to assess needs, recognize one's limitations, and access referral resources.

November 2024

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene

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PAS 2023 

Instructor: TBD

Thursday Evenings

November 7 - December 12, 2024.

7-10pm online

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A study of the history of the Church of the Nazarene with special attention given to its organization, heritage, and distinctive mission. Non-Nazarene students may petition for a special study in their own denominational history and polity.

Note: This course is available for ordination credit only.

COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:
1. Locate the Church of the Nazarene within the Wesleyan, evangelical, and holiness traditions of the larger Christian family.
2. Identify the factors leading to the rise of the Church of the Nazarene as well as those contributing to the growth, development, and perpetuation of the denomination.
3. Name and discuss key leaders who organized the new work and contributed to its story over the years.
4. Understand and articulate the distinctive doctrine of the Church of the Nazarene in biblical, evangelical, and Christian context.
5. Communicate the unique values, social principles, and ethical standards of the Church of the Nazarene: how/why they were formed, how/why they were modified, and why they are important today.
6. Grasp and apply the distinguishing features of our church polity on the local, district, and general levels.
7. More effectively communicate our denominational mission as vital to our sense of identity, character, purpose, and future as well as our dialogue with the larger Christian family, American Society, and our global village.
8. Apply new insights learned to leadership and ministry.


The following are Competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination USA that will be addressed in this course:
1.    Ability to articulate the Nazarene Articles of Faith. (CN7)

Please note only existing students of the DMTC can register for this course.

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Spring 2025

Doctrine of Holiness

THE 2013

Praying
Registration Not Open

Instructor: Rev. Rosalita Sorzano

Spring 2025

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A study of the biblical doctrine of Christian Holiness from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective. Attention will be given to the historical, theological, and experiential dimensions of God's sanctifying grace.

Note: This course is available for ordination credit only.

COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the student to:
1. Explain the biblical foundation for the doctrine of Christian Holiness
2. Understand the progression of grace in God's work in people, from initial prevenient grace to final glorification.
3. Assess one's relationship with Christ in light of the doctrine of holiness.
4. Clearly articulate the message of biblical Christian holiness.
5. Identify the historical influences that have contributed to the way the doctrine of Christian holiness has evolved to the present time.


The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development:
•    Ability to articulate the doctrine of holiness from a Wesleyan perspective. (CN9)

January 2025

Introduction to the Old Testament

BIB 1013

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Registration Not Open

Instructor: Dr. Tina Pitamber

January 6 - February 25, 2025

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A survey of the historical, literary, and cultural context of the Old Testament. This course is a prerequisite for all other Old Testament classes.

COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The following are intended learning outcomes specific to this course:

  • Recognize the content of the Old Testament (main characters & events)

  • Comprehend the historical background reflected in the Old Testament

  • Understand the history of the composition of the texts in the Old Testament

  • Know the literary character and structure evident within the various divisions of the Old Testament

  • Become familiar with various approaches related to the study of the Old Testament

  • Identify the main themes and theological concepts revealed in the Old Testament

  • Appreciate the significance of Scripture for Ancient Israel and its application in the Christian Church

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