In January 2012, Wesley began an innovative program for laity to enroll in non-credit courses in biblical studies, church history, theology and practical ministry. Students who complete six (6) courses may receive a "Certificate in Christian Studies" from Wesley Theological Seminary. We welcome all interested participants who desire theological enrichment and being equipped for a particular ministry to register for this program. Certificate of Christian Studies students are auditors. You may complete as many of the assignments as you have time to do. We do request that you keep up with the reading and you must attend all class sessions to receive credit for the course.
Course sessions will be held at Wesley's main campus, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC on weekends. Each weekend session is held from 1pm - 9pm on Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturday with breaks. Each course is comprised of two weekend sessions scheduled approximately one month apart and are taken concurrently with the Course of Study Weekend Program.
Please note: Courses in the Certificate Program will not earn graduate-level credit and cannot be transferred to a Wesley degree program.
Registration for the winter and spring 2014 terms are now open! To register, please download the form, complete it and return it with any applicable fees. New students should send forms to the Admissions office. Returning students can forward them directly to Sara Sheppard.
Registration form for Winter 2014
Registration form for Spring 2014
Registration fee is $75.00 per course
Tuition Rate: $350.00 per course
A Cancellation fee $50 is assessed if courses is cancelled within two weeks of the start of class or for no shows. Cancellations must be received in writing - send to Sara Sheppard.
Arrival/Registration 10:00am - 1:00pm in front of the Gallery (Kresge Building)
Lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (on your own)
Worship 1:00pm - 1:30pm (Oxnam Chapel)
Class 1:30pm - 5:30pm (classroom list available upon arrival)
Dinner 5:30pm - 7:00pm (on your own)
Class 7:00pm- 9:00pm
For pre-course assignments please click on the appropriate course below. Students are encouraged to complete as many assignments as possible. Students are required to complete the assigned reading and attend all class sessions to receive credit for the course. Courses offered are:
Winter Term 2014
January 3-4 and February 7-8, 2014
Registration deadline is December 13, 2013
CS 312 Theological Heritage: Reformation
CS 413 Worship and Sacraments
CS 511 New Testament 2
CS 112 Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit
Spring Term 2014
March 28-29 and April 25-26, 2014
Registration deadline is March 1, 2014
CS 213 Formation for Discipleship
CS 314 Pastoral Care and Counseling
CS 411 Hebrew Bible 2
CS 512 Contemporary Theology
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