Wesley Academy for Advanced Christian Studies
For admissions and program assistance please contact the Program Manager, Lisa Buffum, at BeADisciple@sckans.edu .
Earn a Certificate in Advanced Christian Study, or take courses a la carte
Students enrolling in non-degree courses through BeADisciple.com can use these courses to earn a Certificate in Advanced Christian Study. Students must complete 2 required courses and 4 elective courses to earn the certification. There is no “starting course” — you may begin your work with any of the offered courses. Click here to explore the certificate program (formerly title Lay Academy Certification).
Alternatively, students can enroll in any of the courses available from the Wesley Academy for Advanced Christian Studies through BeADisciple.com. Courses are offered regularly using one of our own instructors.
Courses are open and available to everyone and are held entirely online using Blackboard Learn. Courses may be taken for continuing education units (CEUs). Use the link below if you are interested in earning the Certificate.
Ready to start taking classes? Click here to begin by finding a course of your choice.
Questions? Contact Lisa Buffum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Education Online
About BeADisciple.com Christian Education Online's partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary
The seminary has partnered with the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship to make these courses available online (read more below about BeADisciple.com). The Institute for Discipleship, based at United Methodist-affiliated Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, has a 10-year history of making Christian discipleship courses available online, and traces their roots back to DISCIPLE Bible Study. More information about the BeADisciple.com Christian online education and the certification in Wesleyan Studies can be found at http://www.beadisciple.com/wesley/.
“When my folks, Richard and Julia Wilke, developed DISCIPLE Bible Study 30 years ago, one of their dreams was to help more people have access to the top scholars of our faith. The Wesley Lay Academy follows in that tradition,” says Steve Wilke, executive director of the Institute for Discipleship.“For Christians who are lifelong learners, the Wesley Lay Academy gives access to world class lectures and the opportunity to discuss topics with depth and meaning. If you’re someone who always dreamed of sitting in on a seminary class to experience great professors and engaging discussion, this is your chance. And, you won’t have to complete any papers or tests, and you can do it all without leaving your home,” Wilke adds. “We need laity in every church who can ground their faithful living in a deep understanding of Wesleyan thought and think critically about the issues of our day.”
All courses in the Wesley Lay Academy are available online at BeADisciple.com and range between $40-125. View the current course schedule here. More information about the Wesley Lay Academy and the certification in Wesleyan Studies can be found at http://www.beadisciple.com/wesley/.