Designed for Mission Anabaino's Church Planting Apprenticeship Training, this following readings seek to construct a missional ecclesiology in conversation with reformed catholicity together with its practical relevance to contemporary issues and ministry. The various topics are studied as an investigation in ascension Christology applied, or Augustine’s Totus Christus thesis through the reformed trajectory and qualifications. The ecclesiologhy espoused is a "Five Mark" Church ("high gospel, high ecclesia, Confessional, Sacramental and Communal).
The primary aim of this course in confessional theology is to assist the student (seeker and/or believer) in constructing that kind of holistic worldview that is thoroughly informed by what the Christian scriptures principally teach. Our method is confessional. The confessional method is distinguished from systematic, historical, philosophical, or even social theologies, if also sharing in some elements inherent to each of them. It is at the end an exercise of faith formation within a communal context. Our primary source will be within Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF), one historical expression of the catholic faith.
This class takes you through the dynamics of spiritual leadership and the skills of a spiritual leader. This is for anyone who like to learn about leadership, who would like to be a leader, or who is a leader and would like to think about leadership further.
In depth training for those aspiring to the role of Shepherd Elders
Should we share of Christian faith with those who already beleive in Islam or Hinduism? Can we assert truth into a pluralistic culture? Join with us in exploring how to enter into dialogue with our friends and neighbors of other faiths.
A study like this is practical and relevant. This series seeks to encourage us to strengthen us in our trust in the gospel, while learning about and even learning from those different from us. There are few areas in the world that can match New Haven's religious and cultural diversity. In light of this, the class is not intended to be a mere academic exercise, but rather practical conversations with real people in mind.