History and Polity Online Course
Join Rev. Dr. Toni Hawkins for an online UCC History and Polity Course this Spring through Lexington Theological Seminary.
Course dates: April 5-May 1, 2021
To register: To apply for this course, go to apply.lextheo.edu. Current Seminarians should apply as a Special Student to receive transferable credit. Ministers seeking partnership standing in the UCC should apply as an Auditor.
About this course: UCC History and Polity (IP 581) is a four-week asynchronous online course designed to equip lay and ordained leaders for service in ministry settings of the United Church of Christ. It will also fulfill a requirement of UCC Committees on Ministry for authorization as ordained, licensed or commissioned ministers in the United Church of Christ, Indiana-Kentucky Conference. It is based on the Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers (The Marks). Through readings, videos, multi-media presentations, discussion forums, and a writing project, students will engage in community dialogue and written reflection to understand the history and polity of the UCC. Each lesson contains a string of activities designed to enhance the student’s learning experience, including viewing online presentations, reading assignments, engaging in online discussions, and writing a weekly reflection.
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