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Disciples of Christ:
History, Polity and Ethos

Class Running Now!

Rev. Dr. Jerry Gladson explores the history and polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from its origins in the early 1800s to the present. Emphasis focuses on the pioneer founders of the denomination, Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone, and Walter Scott, and their influence on the movement that emerged out of their efforts.

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Disciples of Christ:
History, Polity and Ethos

Class Running Now!

The growth of the denomination will be viewed in the context of national and international history as it grew to take its place among the established, mainstream churches of modern times. Attention will also be given to the Restructure of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that has shaped its modern identity, polity, ethos, and mission.

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Disciples of Christ:
History, Polity and Ethos

Class Running Now!

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as a movement, a denomination, and a community of faith. It will explore some of the sweep of Church history and context in which the Disciples of Christ came into being.  Key figures, issues, documents, and events will be cited.

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Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew

Class Just Ended May 7!

This course explores the Hebrew Bible lections for Lent in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, beginning with the alternate suggested reading for Ash Wednesday (Isaiah 58) and ending with the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Lectures for the Sundays in Lent will be followed by a brief conversation between Rick and the Rev. Linda McRae, senior pastor of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis.

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Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew

Class Just Ended May 7!

This course explores the Hebrew Bible lections for Lent in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, beginning with the alternate suggested reading for Ash Wednesday (Isaiah 58) and ending with the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Lectures for the Sundays in Lent will be followed by a brief conversation between Rick and the Rev. Linda McRae, senior pastor of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis.

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The Dick Hamm Workshop
On Church Transformation!

Another Class Coming Soon!

Dr. Dick Hamm teaches this five-part on-line course titled "Recreating The Church: Leadership For The Post-Modern Age", based on his TCP Leadership Series book of the same title (Chalice Press, 2007). Use the "Dick Hamm Workshop" menu above for details.

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Available Here On-Line Now!

Another Class Coming Soon!

This five-session course helps us make sense of the new context in which we of the church find ourselves and provides practical models by which to understand how our congregations need to change.

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On-Line and Interactive!

Participate in the on-line version of this workshop from your home or office at any time day or night individually or in groups. All you need is a broadband connection and a Web browser. Use the "Dick Hamm Workshop" menu above for details.

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Includes Bonus Concert!

In addition to Dick Hamm's course, we have included an on-line concert by John Tracy performing Participate in the on-line version of this his original music or new arrangements of traditional hymns.

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High-Definition Video Production

All video was produced as an original production shot on location at Central Christian Church of Dallas in 1080p high-definition using three sychronized professional cameras, one mounted on a boom for dynamic over-the-audience shots.

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Interact with Classmates and Instructor

Watching the videos is only the first part of our process. After watching each session of the videos, go on-line to discuss each video. Ask questions, engage in discussions or compare experiences. Interaction greatly amplifies your whole learning experience.

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Now Running: "The Disciples of Christ -- History, Polity and Ethos"

jerry_gladson_photo_200w.jpgFor more than a decade, Dr. Jerry Gladson has prepared and taught a foundational course for all those who enter ministry in Georgia: The Disciples of Christ -- History, Polity and Ethos. Dr. Gladson has offered this course, through Christian College, for those who were enrolled in the Institute for Christian Ministry and for Seminarians enrolled in five graduate theological seminaries in the Greater Atlanta Area.

Many who have transferred their standing to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through the Region of Georgia have also completed Dr. Gladson's course.

Dr. Gladson’s course is now available for online completion in the Winter of 2012 on the TransformingTheChurch.org system.

This is a one-semester course, and usually requires about 75-90 days to complete. The course will begin upon enrollment, but the student MUST plan his or her schedule in order to complete the course no later than May 1, 2013.

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Transformation Is About Change!

Church transformation is about change. 60% of mainline churches across all denominations are in the last half of their life cycle and need change. However, the leaders and members of many of these churches have no idea about what needs to change or how to change or even why they need to change.

logo_200h.jpgTransformingTheChurch.org will help churches, their clergy, lay leaders and congregations, to understand the process of church and congregational transformation, as well as provide guidance and best-practices to navigate the long-term systematic changes needed for true transformation.

TransformingTheChurch.org will provide affordable access to education, training, consulting and coaching to guide you along. We use on-line education and virtual meeting technologies to make our content and interactions with some of the best practitioners in the greater Church accessible to all facets of the leadership of a church: clergy and laity alike. Using nothing more than a web browser and broadband Internet connection, we provide a source for fully-interactive education and personal guidance without the need to travel across town or across the country.

Watch ... Discuss ... Do!

Our curricula is intended to be used by busy members of real-world congregations, including both clergy and laity. To help the way these type of students fit additional education and training into their busy lives and schedules, we have developed a methodology that is both simple and powerful.

Our "Watch ... Discuss ... Do!" method is designed to be both efficient and effective as well as provide even the smallest (or largest) congregation with affordable access to the best practices and instructors/leaders in the field of church transformation.

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Major Upgrade To Our Streaming Media Platform

In time for our Spring 2013 term, we just completed a major upgrade to our media platform that includes, among other things, support for mobile devices such smartphones and tablets, including Apple iOS and Android devices. Now, all of our high-quality video is available to both desktop and mobile devices.

The upgrade includes changing all of our media servers to the new Adobe Media Sever v5 Extended (from FMS v4.5) and a new multi-platform media player embedded in all media pages; they work together synergistically to provide high-quality video to all devices.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 15
Lesson 10

Saturday, November 16
Lesson 10

Sunday, November 17
Lesson 11

Monday, November 18
Lesson 11

Tuesday, November 19
Lesson 11

Wednesday, November 20
Lesson 11

Thursday, November 21
Lesson 11

Friday, November 22
Lesson 11

Saturday, November 23
Lesson 11