Cohort Dates: May 7 to July 9, 2019
*Admission to the current Online Cohort will not be accepted after April 30, 2019.
This course considers the background and development of Brethren doctrine in the Brethren movement generally and the Brethren Church specifically. Attention is given to the beginnings in Anabaptism and Pietism and to how Brethren doctrine has developed from the eighteenth century to the present. The main text traces the historical development of Brethren beliefs. The lectures, after providing a biblical and historical context, explore Brethren beliefs in topical order.
If you have enrolled in this class for the purpose of furthering your ordination process with the Brethren Church, please note that you are required to attend 4 of the 5 online cohort meetings. Detailed information regarding the cohort gatherings will be sent to all enrolled participants prior to the first cohort meeting.
If you are not taking this course as part of the ordination process, please feel free to disregard any cohort specific email.
If you have any questions regarding the purchase of this course, please contact our course administrator Ryan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jason Barnhart is the Director of Brethren Research and Resourcing for the Brethren Church National Office in Ashland, Ohio. He has over a decade of pastoral experience in congregations in Ohio. He served for three years (2014-2017) as the University Chaplain of Ashland University in Ashland. Jason was co-editor of A Brethren Witness for the 21st Century (2014) and co-edited a primer for the work, A Brethren Witness Primer (2015), for youth and young adults. He is also the editor of the forthcoming book, A Brethren Vision, which is a re-release of the late Brian Moore's work, A Brethren Witness for the 21st Century (2008). He has a deep love and appreciation for Brethren historical theology and works to bring it into engagement with our present day. He is currently finishing a ThD in Brethren Historical Theology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jason resides in Ashland with his wife, Allison, and two children, Miles and Clementine.