This course seeks to engage the importance of theological education in the local church by working through both the various tenants of Christian theology and their influence and impact on teaching and learning in the local church.
The course includes audio lectures, readings, course postings, a project which allows for application of the material learned in the course.
Students are required to have the following books for this class:
- Exploring the Bible, by Eric Barretto and Michael Chen
- Introduction to Theology for Ministry, by Elaine Robinson
- Educating for Redemptive Communities, edited by Denise Janssen
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Kate Hanch is a PhD candidate in theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has served as an Associate Pastor of Youth and Families at First United Methodist Church in St. Charles, Missouri, since July, 2019. Kate also occasionally teaches courses at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.
Kate is an ordained minister in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and has broad ecumenical experience. She and her husband Steve enjoy cheesy humor, road trips, and cheering for Missouri sports.