Ministry in Action

As a ministry leader serving in a world that has rapidly moved and changed through media shifts, cultural trends, and the aftermath of a global pandemic, you have been creatively adapting to a host of challenges and opportunities.

Calvin Seminary, in collaboration with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, is pleased to offer a series of short term online courses that are designed to support your ministry leadership. These online mini-courses are centered around key ministry challenges you face today.

With a commitment of four hours per week for just three weeks, each class is designed to fit alongside the many time demands and commitments that you already have. Though some courses may include optional live discussion online, you won't be required to be present for a session during a specific time. You can choose to audit the course or enroll for credit.


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Fall 2021 Course Options

November 1-19

Faithful Anti-Racism in a Time of Pandemic
In this course, you'll gain practical knowledge about racism and xenophobia in America today and critically discern its impact on COVID-19. You'll explore the ways that theology and politics work to support or dismantle current racial disparities. You'll develop faithful anti-racist responses to our present moment and recognize patterns of racist practices, structures and ideologies. INSTRUCTED BY: Christina Edmondson DATES OFFERED: November 1-19
Creating Congregations of Belonging for People of All Abilities
People with Down syndrome, autism, ADHD, learning differences, dementia, medical challenges, and other differences of ability are treasured by God and should be treasured in every church. This online course provides the framework and practical tools to shape a congregation where people of varying abilities and disabilities can participate and belong. INSTRUCTED BY: LaTonya McIver and John Witvliet DATES OFFERED: November 1-19
Embodied Discipleship in a World That Has Gone Virtual
As Christians and congregations are both racing to find new rhythms of life and worship during this pandemic, essential aspects of discipleship and corporate worship are surfacing. At the congregational level, church leaders are working hard to find ways of serving their communities amidst an enormous and unexpected decentralization and digitization of church gatherings. In this course, learners engage with foundational theological ideas about the human person and their engagement in society. Learners will experience exercises that foster faithful, creative, and sustainable Christian practices in a world that is increasingly digital. INSTRUCTED BY: Aaron Einfeld DATES OFFERED: November 1-19



  • Audit a course: $150
  • Take a course for credit: $529

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