DSF (Disciples Seminary Foundation) will be offering Disciples History and Polity courses in both English and Korean in August.
The course being taught in English is August 13-16, Wednesday-Friday from 6:30-9:30PM and Saturday from 9AM-3PM at the DSF offices in Claremont.
The course being taught in Korean is August 15-16 and August 18-19, Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 5PM-10PM, and Saturday 9AM-6PM at the DSF offices in Claremont.
This class will survey the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), from its foundings two centuries ago to the contemporary manifestations of the church. Emphasis will be placed on the context of American Christianity, the interaction of the church with the wider culture, and the establishment of the church within the western United States.
Although the class will provide a critical examination of the history, we will focus on the usefulness of Disciples history for understanding the denomination’s present and its resources for the future. The course will explore the present functioning of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in its congregational, regional, and general manifestations. We will also analyze the theological roots and developments of the Disciples tradition, and discuss directions of mission and ministry within the contemporary Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
This class will be offered in English and Korean. All candidates in the Disciples of Christ ordination process are required to complete a Disciples History + Polity course. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Be sure to file this certificate with Michel Johnson in the PSWR Office.
To register, visit dsf.edu/donate and "donate" the full tuition amount and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of your donation/registration and direct your registration for the English Polity course or the Korean polity course.
Tuition cost and other information is provided below.