January Term 2015

Wesley annually holds a two-week session in between the New Year's holiday and the start of the Spring Master's semester. Much like the summer term, this session is comprised of several one-week and two week intensive courses. Credits taken by a student during  J-Term count toward the Spring semester total hours for the purposes of student loans, financial aid, student loans, and continuing enrollment. Courses are held at both the Wesley Downtown location and the main campus at 4500 Massachusetts Avenue.

The dates for J-Term 2015 are Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16, 2015.

Registration for J-Term opens on October 13, 2014.  The first two weeks of Registration are "Limited Enrollment" which means students must add themselves to the waitlist for J-Term classes designated as Limited Enrollment.  On October 24 those waitlists will be sorted according to student proximity to graduation.

Registration for J-Term classes closes on December 19, 2014.  J-Term courses have pre-course assignments due on the first day of class.  Drops between December 19, 2014 and the first day of the J-Term class will result in a $100 late drop fee.  Drops after the first day of a given J-Term class will result in the assessment of full tuition and may result in a failing grade for the course. 

For the Complete J-Term and Spring 2015 Schedule visit www.wesleyseminary.edu/schedule.

Biblical Interpretation

BI-235-JT Divine Violence in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Sacred Traditions: The Legacy of the Biblical Joshua (2 credits, 3 CEUs)

A descriptive overview of divine-violence in the main Abrahamic faiths, with illustrations from the Conquest Narrative of Joshua (Josh. 1-12). This course fulfills the Church in the Interreligious World requirement for M.Div. students.

Monday, January 12 - Friday, January 16, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  Wesley Downtown location

Instructor: Ovidiu Creanga

Syllabus for BI-235

Christian Formation and Teaching

CF-240-JT Theological Foundations for Youth Ministry (2 credits, 3 CEUs)

Examination of the theology and practice of adult formation in congregations with attention to adult expectations and experience, teaching and learning methods, and biblical and theological foundations for mission and ministry in the world.

Monday, January 5 - Friday, January 9, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  Wesley Downtown location

Instructor: Carolyn Davis

Syllabus  and Pre-Course Assignment for CF-240

Congregational Life & Ministry

CM-133-JT Best Practices in Church Leadership & Administration (2 credit, 3 CEUs)

Positive models for approaching specific leadership and administration issues typically faced by pastors in the first years of ministry; emphasis on local church experience and the constant need to filter that experience through the lenses of vocation, polity, and theological reflection. An introductory level course that will help students identify particular issues for further study while in seminary.

Monday, January 12 - Friday, January 16, 2015  | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Instructor: Lovett Weems and Ann Michel

Syllabus for CM-133


CM-135-JT Personal Finances for Religious Professionals (1 credit, 1.5 CEUs)

Introduction to basics of financial management, including link of financial health to overall health, consumerism, debt management, tax considerations, legal issues, saving and investing, risk management and insurance, and health care and retirement benefits.

Monday, January 12 - Thursday, January 15, 2015  | 6:00 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.

Instructor: Lovett Weems

Syllabus for CM-135


CM-206-JT Introduction to Deaf Ministry (2 credits, 3 CEUs)

An introduction to the dynamics of deaf ministry: communication, education, and worship with the deaf and hearing impaired.

Monday, January 12 - Friday, January 16, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  Wesley Downtown location.

Instructor: Dominique Evans

Syllabus for CM-206


CM-246-JT  Organizing Congregations for Missional Vitality (2 credits, 3 CEUs)

Biblical, theological, strategic reflection about the mission and ministry of the church as a practice of community organizing for ecclesial and social transformation.

Monday, January 5 - Friday, January 9, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Instructor:  Bill Mefford

Syllabus for CM-246

Preaching and Worship

PW-301-JT  Pastoral Liturgics Practicum (2 credits, 3 CEUs)

Prereq: Introduction to Corporate Worship

The pastor as leader of Sunday worship, both eucharistic and non-eucharistic, and as leader of the occasional rites (including initiation, marriage, and burial). Emphasis upon the planning and conduct of the services within the various denominational traditions represented in the class.Pass/Fail only.

Monday, January 12 - Friday January 16, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Instructor: Carol Cook Moore

Syllabus for PW-301

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