A Place for Brethren Learning

Brethren Leadership Development offers online courses for the fulfillment of requirements for ordination and to help our leaders better understand who we are as Brethren.

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You'll also find courses for small groups, leadership training in your church, and courses that simply help you better understand what it means to be Brethren.


The National Board of Oversight (NBO) accepts the completion of these online courses (Brethren History, Brethren Doctrine, Brethren Polity) under the guidance, supervision, and grading of an approved instructor. For complete policy and opportunities to take these courses for approval by the NBO, contact the Board of Oversight or the Regional Leadership Team in your region.


This version of the Brethren courses is only for those who will not be taking the courses for credit at Ashland Theological Seminary. You cannot receive academic credit for taking the courses in this way, and the courses cannot be applied to any degree or diploma at the seminary. For more information regarding degree programs and degrees available at Ashland Theological Seminary visit http://seminary.ashland.edu