The Southern Florida District Board of Ministry announces another course for our ministerial studies students. Exploring our Christian Heritage I, will be offered September 16, October 21 & December 2 from 9am-3pm, at Genesis Church of the Nazarene in Port Charlotte, Fl. The instructor for the course will be Dr. Scott Porter. This course is based on general goals that revolve around five basic themes in the history of Christianity: Scripture and tradition; church structures; church and society; the spread of Christianity; and Christian spirituality, including Christian life, worship, and ministry. Understanding these aspects of the history of Christianity provides perspectives essential for Christian ministry in the world today. This course will concentrate on the history of Christianity from the apostolic era through the Middle Ages to the pre-Reformation era. Students will discover and gain a deeper appreciation for the church’s redemptive purposes in people, events, movements, and cultures. Students will be enabled to build bridges from historical understanding to personal spiritual formation, the role of the church in society, and contemporary ministry.
You will develop a historical understanding of the Christian faith and the story of how people responded to the call of the gospel in the early and medieval periods. It is suggested that this course serves as a prerequisite for the History of Christianity 2.
Registration will be online only
Deadline to signup | September 13th
The deadline for registration is August 13. If you have any questions about the class you can contact Dr. Porter — email Dr Porter with your questions..