There is a broad mainstream of Christian theology out there. But there’s a shortage of high-quality educational materials that make those ideas accessible to adult laypeople. The Wesley Academy for Advanced Christian Studies fills this gap, bringing the teaching of the world’s best theologians right to you.
The Wesley Academy for Advanced Christian Studies* — created in partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. — has created courses and educational materials that are theologically rich and deep. The program is based on one core idea: that churches thrive when they are connected to a strong seminary, and seminaries are strong when they are affiliated with vital congregations. Its vision is to be a leading resource for the education of the whole church in the whole world. BeADisciple is pleased to be partnering with the Wesley Theological Seminary to bring the great courses they provide into an online setting. Read more about the work of Wesley Theological Seminary on their website.
Earn a Certification, or take courses a la carte
Anyone, lay or clergy, can use these courses to earn a certification in Advanced Christian Studies. Students must complete 6 of the 11 optional courses to earn the certification. There is no “starting course” — you may begin your work with any of the offered courses. Choose your emphasis:
Option 1: Certificate in Advanced Christian Study – Wesleyan Emphasis: 2 passed Methodist Identity courses required + 4 passed elective courses.
Option 2: Certificate in Advanced Christian Study – Theology Emphasis: 6 passed electives required. Methodist Identity courses not required.
Alternatively, anyone — lay or clergy — can enroll in any of the courses available from the Wesley Academy. BeADisciple regularly offers these courses; click the links to learn more and enroll.
*The title of the Wesley Lay Academy (certification in Wesleyan Studies) has been updated to signify its applicability to a wider audience. These are the same great courses with the same great course content, but more certification options have been added to make the program accessible to a wider audience.