Courses in Spring 2012
The issue all of us must address at some point is “What is worth the giving of my one and only life?” My answer is to “Get in on what God is doing and go the distance.” The Journey exists to help you toward that end, with solid theological education and practical ministry equipping.
The Journey is an expression of ACTS Seminaries, offering graduate courses in Edmonton. With expanded course offerings, we are able to offer you the option of completing a Masters degree from ACTS Seminaries without relocating.
This coming Spring we have two new courses (+ one ongoing course) scheduled – Christian Leadership Amid Power Change and Conflice, Twentieth Century Pentecostalism and the ongoing Preaching Course. To register, go to the ACTS website (http://acts.twu.ca/programs/the-journey), but also be sure to let me know you are registering. Tuition at The Journey is now $320 per credit hour; the audit rate is $140. per credit hour. Final registration deadline is January 23, but note the date of the CLD 532 course session.
CLD 532 Christian Leaders and Power, Change and Conflict (3 Sem. Hrs.)
Jan 20-21, 2012 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Location: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, Edmonton
Understanding dynamics related to power, change, and conflict is crucial for the Christian leader. 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 resolved conflict. By addressing and resolving 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 and societies.
Instructor: Randy Wollf, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Leadership Studies, MBBS-Canada
Dr. Wollf is Chair of the M.Div. program at ACTS and a faculty member of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary-Canada. His ministry roles have included pioneering house church style church-plants; teaching graduate leadership courses at Trinity Western University; serving short-term in church-planting missions in Thailand; and 15+ years pastoral ministry. He has also ministered in teaching and relief work in the Philippines, the Ukraine and Albania. Randy’s Ph.D. is from the University of British Columbia.
HIS 690 Impact of Twentieth Century Pentecostalism (3 Sem. Hrs.)
Feb 8-10, 2012 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Location: Mill Woods Assembly, Edmonton
The course is an attempt to define the nature of Pentecostalism and its impact on world Christianity. The movement will be traced as to its scope and variety in both Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal circles, and analyzed in terms of the factors related to its widespread acceptance.
Instructor: Van Johnson, Th.D. Adjunct Professor of New Testament
Dr. Van Johnson is Dean of Master's Pentecostal Seminary where he is also the director of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies-a joint-degree program of Tyndale and Master's. He also serves as adjunct faculty in NT at Tyndale and at Canadian Pentecostal Seminary. He has written a commentary on "Romans" in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the NT (Zondervan. 1999). His specialties are Pentecostal History, Luke and Romans, Jewish Apocalyptic, and Pastoral Theology.
Ongoing Course (Students must have completed Part 1, Nov 17-18, 2011)
PTH 603 Homiletics I (3 Sem. Hrs.)
Part 2 Mar 8-9, 2012 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Location: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, Edmonton
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to study the preparation and delivery of expository sermons with in-class preaching and evaluation. Video feedback will form a major component of evaluation.
Instructor: Kent Anderson, Ph.D. Professor of Homiletics and President of Northwest Baptist Seminary
Having more than a decade of full-time pastoral ministry experience in Western Canada, Dr. Anderson understands how to effectively develop and lead vital local churches. With a doctorate in homiletics, he is well equipped to form a new generation of preachers and spiritual leaders. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics and a charter member and past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. Author of three books on preaching, Dr. Anderson teaches courses in Homiletics and Spiritual Formation and has been a visiting fellow at Spurgeon’s College, London. Kent’s Ph.D. is from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.