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Online Classes

Classes are app. 5 weeks long  All assignments, quizzes, and chats must be completed to receive credit for the course.

Basic is a pre-requisite for these courses. Cost $42.00; does not include book.  Must be paid for with credit or debit card.

Once the link for the course is opened, we can not issue a refund. We use Google Classroom for  for the classes and it can be accessed by tablet or pc. You will need speakers for any videos used in the class. 

To register for classes Click here                                                                                                                                                                          

January 10 – February 14:  Deadline to register January 10

This course is designed to enable participants to explore the meaning of Methodism, analyze Wesleyan theology and its practical structure and disciplines for Methodists

Book for the Class:  “Living our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way,” published by Kenneth L. Carder.


February 7 – March 14: Deadline to register is ​February 7

The course focuses on the organization and governance of the UMC.

Book for the Class: "2016 Book of Discipline" which can be downloaded for free from https://www.ctcumc.org/files/fileshare/2016-book-of-discipline.pdf Supplementary text: The Method of Our Mission  published by Laceye C. Warner.


Aging in the 21st Century:
March 7- April 11:  Deadline to register March 7

The church is in the hands of its elders. While the popular perception is that the aged are needy and infirm, this course explores the ways in which many of the elderly can make a significant difference in the church.

Book for the Class: "Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century: An Inquiry Approach" published by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.


Shaping the Prayers of the People:
April 11- May 16: Deadline to register is ​April 11

This class is designed to encourage and help participants craft prayers of intercession. 

Book for the Class: "Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession" published by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kacher


Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition:
May 9 – June 13: Deadline to register is May 9

This course will examine the devotional life of John Wesley and emphasis will be placed on how to apply the discipline that he used in your devotional life.

Book for the Class: "Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition" published by Steve Harper.


Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders:
June 27 – August 1: Deadline to register is June 27

This purpose of this course is to help participants examine the mission of the United Methodist Church, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

Book for the Class: "Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders " published by Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, and John Briggs.


Spiritual Gifts:
July 11- August 15: Deadline to register is July 11

This course is designed to help participants identify their spiritual gifts and examine spiritually how they can use their gifts to serve others.

Book for the Class: "For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts " published by Christine Harman.


September 12- October 17: Deadline to register is September 12

The focus of this course is to examine the challenge of evangelism within the local church and to review John Wesley’s approach to evangelism as a valid model of how lay speakers can help local churches develop models for effective evangelism.

Book for the Class: "Transforming Evangelism" published by Transforming Evangelism by Henry H. Knight, III and Douglas Powe, Jr.


Afire with God:
October 10- November 14: Deadline to register is October 10

This course focuses on the need for congregations to become stewards-in-action of all God has entrusted to them .

Book for the Class: "Afire with God" published by Betsy Schwarzentraub.