Summer 2020 Courses

15-Week Courses Meet May 11th – July 28th







Psychology & Theology

Meeting Times: Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5/29, 6/05, 6/19, 7/10 & 7/24
Description: This course presents the basic principles of the integration of psychology and theology at three levels — the philosophical, the theological, and the practical. Students will examine God’s truths as related to emotional, relational, and spiritual formation as well as the application of these concepts to optimize others’ personal growth in real ministry settings.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur


Effective Prayer Ministry Tools: Wholeness Care Prayer Ministry

Meeting Times: One-week Intensive Course, Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Description: In this course, participants will learn and apply key strategies for offering prayer ministry to recipients who may not yet have a personal relationship with Christ. Participants will also understand and apply biblical principles for physical healing and how to effectively incorporate those into a successful prayer ministry session as well as explore the connections between body, soul, and spirit. Participants will recruit and minister to a non-course participant at the end of the class. Some prior prayer ministry training and/or experience is helpful but not required for course enrollment.
Instructors: Mrs. Janie Griffith, Mrs. Debbie Jones, Mrs. Dee Pesaresi, Dr. Marcia Wilbur




Case Studies in Ministry

Meeting Times: Mondays, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Description: Based on a foundation of biblically based Christian ethics, participants in this course will examine real-life case studies in ministry and their application to effective, Christ-centered Kingdom transformation.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman



Elective Independent Study – Boston Mission Trip

Meeting Times: Saturday, May 16th – Saturday, May 23rd
Description: Under the direction of a faculty member and a trained mentor, students will participate in the ACMin-sponsored 2020 Boston Mission Trip for their ministry apprenticeship experience. While serving as an apprentice, students will have the opportunity to explore, develop and enhance the personal and practical skills needed to apply evangelistic ministry in an unchurched context.
Instructor: Dr. Ray Morris





Theology of Missions

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Description: This course presents a comprehensive study of the biblical foundation for mission as it relates to the church’s missionary obligation before God. Special attention will be given to exploring important issues within contemporary evangelical missiology. A study of Acts examines the birth and growth of the early church. In addition to studying the historical sequence of events, you will consider Luke’s theological themes, learn to extrapolate legitimate biblical principles from historical narrative, and apply those principles in the development of a contemporary missions strategy.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Kronk




The Art and Science of Teaching

Meeting Times: Mon. & Weds., 9:00 – 11:30 AM (Note: This course meets May 27th – July 22nd.)
Description: In this course students will explore two fundamental questions: How do people learn? and what instructional methods most effectively support student learning? Course participants will examine both traditional approaches to the educational process as well as current research-based theory and practice. Students will learn how to adapt course content and processes to meet the needs of all students (e.g., adaptation, differentiation, and accommodation). Students will develop both a philosophy and a practice for instructional planning that focuses on the seamless integration of outcomes, instruction, and the measurement of the intended objectives.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur