Fall Courses at General Seminary

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There is still time to register for fall courses at The General Theological Seminary. This fall, GTS is offering several intensive and evening courses that fit into working schedules and can be taken for credit or for audit. For more information, email registrar@gts.edu. To register and for a list of the full course offerings click here.

Intensive Courses

PT 11 – SPEAKING SBNR: MINISTRY TO THE "SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENT"

Spiritual seekers, who identify as "Spiritual But Not Religious" or "spiritual independents," often show up in faith contexts seeking healing and spiritual growth. This course introduces students to current research and various "languages" to equip them as effective companions to the spiritual independent. Also offered as AT 311.

Adj. Prof. Bozzuti-Jones.  2 credits. Four-Day Intensive: October 30 - 31, November 13 - 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PT 15 – NEWCOMER MINISTRY: INVITE, WELCOME, CONNECT

The Invite-Welcome-Connect ministry is a theological and practical initiative which trains clergy and lay leaders to assess their church’s newcomer process. This course will offer a roadmap for implementing the tools necessary for evangelism to the spiritually hungry, hospitality for those who come into our places of worship, and a way to engage those who become a part of our community of faith.

Adj. Prof. Parmer. 1 Credit. Five-Day Intensive: September 29, 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.; September 30 & October 1, individual conferences; October 2 - 3: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Evening Courses

AT 13 – PHILOSOPHY FOR THEOLOGY

A concise historical introduction to western philosophy from antiquity to the 21st century. The course emphasizes the dialectical relation between philosophy and Christian theology and makes visible the value of philosophy for theological formation: Philosophy from Aristotle to Derrida. Also offered as ST 13.

Prof. McPherson and Aff. Prof. Feld. 2 credits. Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. AT11/ST11 is corequisite/prerequisite or by arrangement with the professors.

NT 41 – THE CHURCH IN ACTION: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

As we wrestle with the opportunities and challenges of mission in our 21st century world, the story of the 1st century Church in Acts is more relevant and vital than ever.

Adj. Prof. Robertson. 3 credits. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.