Brethren Polity and Ordinances (2021)

A Course to Understand How the Brethren Church Operates

NOW ENROLLING FOR 2021!

Cohort Dates: September 28 to November 30, 2021
*Admission to the current Online Cohort will not be accepted after September 21, 2021


This course examines the polity of the church from a Brethren and Believers’ Church perspective. It provides an overview of the organizational structure of the Brethren Church at the local, regional and national levels. Consideration is given to both the doctrine and practice of the ordinances. It will familiarize the student with all the documents used by the Brethren Church to define, govern, and practice its polity at all levels.


NOTE:
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 7 of the 8 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 ([email protected]).


Your Instructor


Emery Hurd
Emery Hurd

Emery serves as the Lead Pastor for the Cheyenne Brethren Church, and is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sue have two adult children and have the joy of being grandparents. Over the many years of service to the Brethren Church, Emery has served in various national and regional roles helping to advance the ministry of the Brethren and the Kingdom of Christ. Emery has a passion for helping to prepare young leaders for ministry in the Brethren Church.


Course Curriculum


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  Week 1 | Sept 28, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Historical/Theological Foundations of Brethren Polity
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  Week 2 | Oct 5, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Decision Making -- Biblical Reconciliation
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  Week 3 | Oct 12, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Local Church Government
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  Week 4 | Oct 19, 2021 | Course Break
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  Week 5 | Oct 26, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EST) - Regional Government
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  Week 6 | Nov 2, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EST) - National Government
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  Week 7 | Nov 9, 2021 | 11:30 - 1pm EST Ordinances Part 1
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  Week 8 | Nov 16, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Ordinances Part 2
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  Week 9 | Nov 23, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Eldership/Leadership in the Brethren Church
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  Week 10 | Nov 30, 2021 | 11:30-1pm (EDT) - Future of the Brethren Church
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  Final Paper | Due Jan 7, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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