This 14 week course examines the historical development and structural polity of the United Church of Christ. This course also spends time focusing on the emerging UCC and gives students a chance to explore social justice, world missions, ecumenism, and new and renewing congregational ministry within the UCC. Join instructor Rev. Heather Fosburgh for a course that will transform your denominational identity.
This course will run 13 weeks, Thursday, September 4 - Thursday, December 11.
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Whether you are seeking ministerial authorization in the UCC or a lay person interested in learning more about the denomination, this course is designed for you.
The course utilizes the online classroom combining live webinars, recorded lectures, reading, online research, student discussion and interaction, and weekly assignments.
Please obtain the following books prior to the beginning of the class:
Recommended texts (but not required)
How much time will I spend engaged in this course?
This is a rigorous course with extensive reading, online research, student interaction and weekly assignments. Be prepared to devote 8-10 hours a week for successful completion.
Can I see the course syllabus?
Of course! Just click here.
Can I receive academic credit for this course?
This course has been approved as a three hour course by a number of Seminaries and Schools of Divinity. Students interested in receiving credit through their seminary should contact the instructor, Rev. Heather Fosburgh directly at email@example.com.
Will my association or conference accept this course as a part of authorization requirements?
This course has been widely accepted to meet History & Polity requirements for Ordination and Privilege of Call in many UCC Associations and Conferences. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their local Association/Conference to determine the acceptance of this completed course.
I’m not great with technology. Is training available?
Technology training videos are available and a staff member is available to students who need further training.
Can I arrange a payment plan?
Contact Director of Operations Chris Hamel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.