CLI Christian Leadership & Ministry Classes 2022

 

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 instruction, enrichment & interaction divided four (4) live non-consecutive sessions of five (5) hours each
  • 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 topic.

Students are expected to arrive (or log-in remotely) each scheduled live class session fifteen (15) minutes early.

Students may choose one of a variety of ways to participate in this experience:

  • 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 5 or more students for each class topic.

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 class session)

After the Early Registration Deadline:

  • Normal Registration is $150 (postmarked between early date & reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Late Registration is $175 (postmarked after the reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Audit students-only $80 (breaks down to only $20 per Saturday)

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 under specifics)
  • America for Christ
  • United Missions

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

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2021

Classes will only be available via Zoom Live Streaming until further notice.   

Print Full 2021 Schedule (should be available by March 15, 2021)

How to Write & Study is a pre-recorded, at your own pace, workshop required for CLI program students, but registration is open to anyone.

Winter 2022

REGISTRATION FORM – Winter 2022

C107 Teaching the Bible

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Mark Hetrick
  • Live Class Participation available via Zoom Live Streaming or In-person (depending on ABC-IN/KY COVID status)
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5 & Mar 5, 2022
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: December 13
  • Registrations Due By: December 31
  • FLYER for Teaching the Bible 2022
  • SYLLABUS for Personal & Family Care 2021 (Available by December 13)

Spring 2021

REGISTRATION FORM – Spring 2021

C106 American Baptist Mission, Evangelism & Stewardship 

C203 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • Taught by: Dr. Karen Hetrick
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Apr 24, May 8, Jun 5 & Jun 19, 2021 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: March 29
  • Registrations Due By: April 16
  • FLYER for Intro to Christian Worship 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to Christian Worship 2021
  • Book to order as soon as possible:
    • Constance M. Cherry, Worship Like Jesus: A Guide for Every Follower; Abingdon Press, 2019.
      • Available @ Amazon.com – Kindle $9.99; New $17.99; Used-for less
      • Available @ christianbooks.com – $13.49
  • Assignments to be completed before the first class session scheduled for Apr 24:
    • Reading & Preparation Notes for Discussion
      • Read “The Call to Worship” in the introductory portion of the book. Question: What is the two-word term Cherry uses to summarize the subject of this book? Notice the four-part pattern Cherry lays out of “describe…, discover…, deliberate…, determine…” (Let’s call it “the 4Ds”).  This pattern will be a key method for our exploration.
      • Read and reflect on Cherry’s definition of “worship,” also in the front of the book.  What words or phrases capture your attention? Think about, or make some notes on, how you might express in your own words a brief answer to the question: “What is worship?”
      • Read/skim Chapter 1: “Our Role Model for Worship”.  Notice the first application of the “4Ds” that helps us to begin to practice some critical thinking about how and why we worship.

Summer 2021

REGISTRATION FORM – Summer 2021

C105 Church & ABC History with ABC Polity

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Darrell James
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Live Class Sessions meeting on: Tuesday Evenings June 1-July 20, 2021 (June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13 & July 20). 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Postmarked by May 4
  • Registrations Due By: May 24
  • FLYER for Church & ABC History with ABC Polity 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Church & ABC History with ABC Polity 2021
  • Books to order as soon as possible:
    • Leonard, Bill J. Baptist Ways: A History. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2003.
    • Maring, Norman H. and Hudson, Winthrop S. A Baptist Manual of Polity and Practice. “Second Revised Edition” (2012) edited by David Gregg ISBN 9780817017132., Valley Forge: Judson Press; Note: The time difference between the 1st revised edition & the 2nd revised edition  is 21 years and the updates are essential because of the changed denominational structure.
    • Tooze, George H. Baptist Principles with Practical Applications and Questions for Discussion, Macon, GA: Mercer Press, 2013
    • Note:  These “texts” below will be provided free of charge after your registration is received:
      • Resource will be provided by email with registration confirmation:  Galli, Mark. “Adventures in Time Travel,” Discipleship Journal (July-August 1998), pp. 57-60.  (provided via email)
      • Text will be mailed after registration is received:  Blake, I. George. Finding A Way Through the Wilderness: Tracing Baptist History in Indiana, Indianapolis: Central Publishing Company, 1983.

C102 Introduction to the Old Testament 

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Bruce Cochran
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Jul 17, Jul 31, Aug 14 & Aug 28, 2021 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Jun 18
  • Registrations Due By: Jul 9
  • FLYER for Intro to the Old Testament 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to the Old Testament 2021
  • Books to order as soon as possible:
    • David & Pat Alexander, eds., Zondervan Handbook to the Bible, 4th ed.  (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2011) ISBN 0-310-23095-0, hardback.
    • Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., The Messiah in the Old Testament. (Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Zondervan Publishing House, 1995).  ISBN 0-310-20030-X, paperback.
    • Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, 3rd Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 0-310-24604-0, paperback.
    • Bible
      • Note: Each student will need an English translation of Old Testament, preferably a modern translation.  (New Revised Standard Version, New International Version, English Standard Version, and New King James Version are good examples.) Using a modern translation will make your reading easier and faster. For the purposes of this class, “The Message” is not a good text to use, because it is only a paraphrase.
  • Registration Form-C102 Old Testament Only-Summer 2021

Fall 2021

REGISTRATION FORM – Fall 2021

C103 Introduction to the New Testament 

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Bruce Cochran
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30 & Nov 13, 2021 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: Sep 10
  • Registrations Due By: Sep 24
  • FLYER for Intro to the New Testament 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to the Old Testament 2021
  • Books to order as soon as possible:
    • Burton H. Throckmorton, Jr., Gospel Parallels, 5th ed. (1992: NRSV text, ISBN 0840774842) or 4th ed. (1979: RSV text, ISBN 0840751508), or any earlier edition, (Thomas Nelson). Both are available on Amazon, used, very cheap
    • PLUS, the Zondervan Handbook  & English translation of the Bible used in the Old Testament class (see Summer Class above).
  • Registration Form-C103 New Testament Only-Fall 2021

C204 Congregational Care

Exciting News…

CLI Collaborating With Baptist Seminary of Kentucky’s Flourish Program

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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: https://abc-indiana.org/region-ministries/cli/

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