2012-2013 Academic Catalog
Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) SIFAT (located in Lineville, Alabama) offers an intensive 10-week practicum each fall during which participants study numerous dimensions of community development from a Christian perspective. Oriented toward preparing students planning to minister in the Third World, the nine intensive courses of the program lead to a SIFAT certificate in Christian Community Development and Appropriate Technologies. Courses include: Christian leadership formation, community development, appropriate technology, international health, introduction to micro enterprise, and sustainable agriculture, among others.
The Theological Education Association of Mid-America (TEAM-A) Asbury Seminary has joined four other accredited seminaries located in the Ohio Valley in a cooperative effort called the Theological Education Association of Mid-America (TEAM-A). Each seminary in the association retains its own autonomy, confessional loyalties and unique style of life while at the same time cooperating with the others in certain matters of mutual concern. The five participating TEAM-A institutions are: Asbury Theological Seminary Lexington Theological Seminary (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Presbyterian) Saint Meinrad School of Theology (Roman Catholic) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Southern Baptist) Regularly enrolled students at Asbury may take a course at one of the other four TEAM-A schools as part of a full load during a semester. If a student would like to take a course on one of the campuses listed above, other than Asbury, registration is easily accomplished with early planning. The individual student must see the staff in the Registrar’s Office on their home campus to register for the course offered at one of the other seminaries. Tuition is paid to the home seminary. The Registrar’s staff confirms the registration and shares any special considerations or requirements with the student. At the conclusion of the term, course grades are provided to the home seminary’s Registrar’s Office. The home seminary’s Registrar’s Office will then distribute the grades to the student through their regular procedures. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more details.
The United Methodist Church Certification Studies For those United Methodist students seeking certification for specialized ministries through The United Methodist Church, Asbury Theological Seminary is approved to offer the following United Methodist certifications. For more information, visit gbhem.org. Children’s Ministry Teaching Biblical Faith Teaching Theology Teaching/Learning Children’s Ministries in the Church
CD660 CD620 CD560 CD655
United Methodist Studies
Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults Moral Development The Ministry of Teaching Ministry with Children through the Church United Methodist Polity and Discipline
Christian Education Teaching Biblical Faith Teaching Theology Teaching/Learning Administration/Leadership United Methodist Studies
CD660 CD620 CD560 CD692 CL553
Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults Moral Development The Ministry of Teaching Multiple Staff Ministry United Methodist Polity and Discipline