CLI Christian Leadership & Ministry Classes 2020

 

A ministry of American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky in cooperation with ABC-Greater Indianapolis along with sponsoring American Baptist Churches & Associations growing, equipping and enriching Christians for ministry in their home churches, communities and associations.

GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION:

Participants are not required to commit to a leadership program!

Those seeking topics for personal enrichment or continuing education are welcome! CEUs available upon request!

Other Christian Denominations are welcome to participate as well!

Each class title consists of:

  • 20 hours of classroom instruction & interaction usually divided into four (4) non-consecutive Saturday sessions
  • outside reading along with assignments and/or projects which enrich class discussion and each student’s learning experience

Class sizes are small and instructors meet each student where they are in their faith journey and educational capabilities.

It is strongly recommended students attend all class sessions, but those students committed to earning credit have the opportunity to earn one (1) excused absence per class title.

Students are expected to arrive each scheduled Saturday by 8:45am; class sessions begin at 9:00am; class sessions end at approximately 3:15pm.

Students may participate in this experience in a variety of ways:

  • Type of Registration and Commitment
    • Audit the class for a lesser fee – no credit to be earn; preparation & attendance at student’s discretion (Spouses of students with paid registrations may audit class sessions for free, if space is available in the classroom).
    • Earn Credit for the class as Enrichment Student – commitment to a full program isn’t required to pick and choose class topics of interest.
    • Earn Credit for the class as a Program Student – application needs to be on file & a higher level of communication is expected; Currently, a Leadership Program (8 class topics & 2 workshops) and a Ministry Program (13-14 class topics & 2 workshops) exists.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us determine if a class can be held.  We need 10 or more students for each class title.

If you are not officially registered by the Monday before the first class session is scheduled to meet (and you know you plan to participate), it is very important to verbally RSVP by that date, so we can plan and prepare for your participation. Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!! CHURCH GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!!

If registered by the EARLY registration deadline for a class title:

  • $125 for individual registrations
  • $99 per person for groups of 3 or more from your church
  • Audit students-only $60 (breaks down to only $15 per Saturday)
  • If participating via Zoom Live Streaming, add $10 for the technology fee to your registration fee

After the Early Registration Deadline:

  • Normal Registration is $135 (postmarked between early date & reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Late Registration is $150 (postmarked after the reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Audit students-only $80 (breaks down to only $20 per Saturday)
  • If participating via Zoom Live Streaming, add $20 for the technology fee to your registration fee

What a BLESSING for 20 hours of classroom instruction & interaction!  Most one-day conferences cost that much!

We are able to provide 4 days in the classroom at the average cost for a one-day conference experience, because of  mission giving  to support…

  • CLI directly
  • Region Offering (State Work)
  • America for Christ
  • United Missions

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2020

Winter 2020

REGISTRATION FORM – Winter 2020

C108 Leadership

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Dan Cash
  • Location: Greenwood, IN (ABC-IN/KY Region Office)
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15  & Feb 29, 2020 (make-up date Mar 28)
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: December 31
  • Registrations Due By: January 10
  • FLYER for Leadership 2020
  • BULLETIN INSERT MASTER for Leadership 2020
  • SYLLABUS for Leadership 2020
    • Books to order as soon as possible:  Students should choose TWO texts from the following three options:
      • Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry, Margaret J. Marcuson, Seabury Books, 2009.
      • 8 Questions Jesus Asked: Discipleship for Leaders, Daniel M. Cash and William H. Griffith, Judson Press, 2017.
      • The Changing Church: Finding Your Way to God’s New Thing, Daniel M. Cash and William H. Griffith, Judson Press, 2019
    • Textbooks are available through Amazon.com or Amazon marketplace or Judson Press in both print and electronic versions. Approximate cost: $10 – 20 each.
    • Assignment to be done before the first class session scheduled for Jan 18:
      • Complete a two-three page book review of one of the three text books, responding to the following questions: How does the author understand or define leadership?  What, in your opinion, are the strengths of that understanding?  What, if anything, would you add to this understanding of leadership?  What does the author say about knowing yourself as a leader?  What did you find yourself appreciating about this text?  What was challenging to you about this text?

C104 Introduction to Theology

  • Taught by:  Rev. Bern Kiser
  • Location: Westport, IN (Westport Baptist Church)
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming MIGHT Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22 & Mar 7, 2020 (make-up date Mar 21)
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: December 31
  • Registrations Due By: January 17
  • FLYER for Introduction to Theology 2020
  • SYLLABUS for Introduction to Theology 2020
    • Book to purchase as soon as possible:
      • Christian Beliefs, by Ralph E. Knudsen, Judson Press
      • If you have difficulty finding this book, CLI has permission from the publisher to copy it for your use. Please send $15 to cover the cost of this expense.  You may include it in the same check you send for your registration or send the payment separately.  All checks must be made payable to ABC-IN/KY.
    • Assignments to be done before the first class session scheduled for Jan 19:
      • Read the Preface & the first five chapters (69 pages) of Christian Beliefs by Knudsen
      • Titled “What I believe”—Write a brief (no more than 1 page) statement on your present beliefs that are the core of your Christian commitment.
      • Please come prepared to discuss the following: (1) What is your present area of ministry in your local church? (2). How do you think that the study of theology may help you grow in ministry? (3). How may this class help you to grow both intellectually and spiritually in order for you to minister even better?

Spring 2020

REGISTRATION FORM for Spring 2020

C202a Introduction to Biblical Preaching

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Mark Hetrick
  • Location: Greenwood, IN (ABC-IN/KY Region Office)
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Apr 18, May 2, May 16 & May 30, 2020
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Mar 16
  • Registrations Due Before: Apr 10
  • FLYER for Intro to Biblical Preaching
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to Biblical Preaching (Available by Feb 15)

C106 American Baptist Mission, Evangelism & Stewardship

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Don Scott
  • Location: Westport, IN
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming MIGHT Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Apr 25, May 16, May 30 & Jun 13, 2020
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Mar 16
  • Registrations Due Before: Apr 17
  • FLYER for AB Mission, Evangelism & Stewardship
  • SYLLABUS for AB Mission, Evangelism & Stewardship (Available by Feb 15)

Summer 2020

REGISTRATION FORM for Summer 2020 (Available by Feb 15)

C101 Spiritual Formation

  • Taught by:  TBA by Feb 15
  • Location: Greenwood, IN (ABC-IN/KY Region Office)
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: TBA by Feb 15
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: TBA by Feb 15
  • Registrations Due Before: TBA by Feb 15
  • FLYER for Spiritual Formation (Available by May 16)
  • SYLLABUS for Spiritual Formation (Available by May 16)

C201 Christian Education & Nurture

  • Taught by: Rev. Phyllis Goodyear
  • Location: Westport, IN
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming MIGHT Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: TBA by Feb 15
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline:  TBA by Feb 15
  • Registrations Due Before: TBA by Feb 15
  • FLYER for Christian Education & Nurture (Available by May 16)
  • SYLLABUS for Christian Education & Nurture (Available by May 16)

 Fall 2020

REGISTRATION FORM for Fall 2020

C202b Youth & Young Adult Ministries

  • Taught by: Youth Pastor Josiah Black
  • Location: Greenwood, IN (ABC-IN/KY Region Office)
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7 & Nov 21, 2020
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Sep 5
  • Registrations Due By: Oct 2
  • FLYER for Youth & Young Adult Ministries (Available by Aug 15)
  • SYLLABUS for Youth & Young Adult Ministries (Available by Aug 15)

C107 Teaching the Bible

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Mark Hetrick
  • Location: Westport, IN
  • Participation via Zoom Live Streaming MIGHT Available
  • Class Sessions meeting on:  Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31 & Nov 14, 2020
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Sep 5
  • Registrations Due By: Sep 25
  • FLYER for Teaching the Bible
  • SYLLABUS for Teaching the Bible (Available by Aug 15)

Don’t Forget To…

  • Download the syllabus for the class you plan to participate in
  • Order any books needed to enrich your class experience

Available Upon Request!

  • Bulletin Inserts and/or posters for any course
  • Bulletin Inserts and/or posters with general CLI Information
  • Brochures about CLI

Additional Information:

For information on the CLI Programs: http://abc-indiana.org/region-ministries/cli/

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jennifer Greene (317-635-3552 x 221).