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75 Stories for 75 Years

Byron Denman is a 2017 graduate of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Byron notes, "I chose to attend Winebrenner because of their affiliation with the Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC), and the U.S. Army. I needed a school that offered degrees that are sufficient for military chaplains. Also, I was searching for an endorsing denomination for the chaplaincy and I align well with the CGGC doctrinally, so training at Winebrenner seemed appropriate. I have always felt welcome at Winebrenner. From the first day that I called on the phone from Germany, to the day I arrived in Ohio and Dr. Cocklin offered his home to my family, to the support my family and I received when my uncle was hospitalized during graduation, I never felt unloved. I never felt like I was going through school without the entire faculty and staff behind me, beside me, and leading me. "

Byron spoke at the August graduation ceremony as the Class Voice. Many in attendance will remember that Byron's speech was cut short due to a medical emergency in the audience which involved a family member. The text of his speech is contined on our Facebook page. #75for75winebrenner.

LeadershipOne Luncheon Series

"Chaos by Design - How to Create Adversity and Thrive"

Dan Rogers, President & CEO, Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Toledo, Ohio

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winebrenner Theological Seminary

TLB Auditorium

Noon - 1:15 p.m. (lunch provided)

Dan grew up in Lorain County in Ohio and at an early age experienced the ill effects of generational poverty. As a result of his childhood experiences Dan decided to pursue a lifelong goal of challenging the systems that create cycles of poverty. In 2001, Dan continued his passion to reverse the cycles of poverty by serving on staff at Cherry Street Mission Ministries located in Toledo, Ohio. In July 2005, he was named Cherry Street’s President and CEO.

Dan is the recipient of the 2009 Jefferson Award for Public Service and in 2014 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence Hall of Fame. Dan recently received the Governor’s medal of Courage for Ohio, and is a consultant to nonprofits, as well as a Leadership Coach. Currently, Dan is spearheading the development of Cherry Street’s Life Revitalization Center which is an adult career and vocational school.

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For questions contact  Lisa Cross lcross@winebrenner.edu, or call 419-434-4208.

Thinking about Seminary? Are you looking for online courses? We've got 'em!

Click here to apply! Registration is from Nov. 15-30.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is preparing to launch a fully online program* in September 2018. This program will likely offer graduate and non-graduate credit to students. In anticipation of this new online opportunity, and as an appreciated member of the Winebrenner community, we invite you or your designee to participate in our current online course offerings, beginning January 2nd, at a special rate^ of 50% the normal cost. Hmm…you may be thinking is it possible to begin taking online courses sooner rather-than-later. The answer is yes! The next step is deciding what upcoming courses interest you?

Have you ever wondered about the events that have led the Church over the millennia? How did the Church get started and what has influenced its development? Themes, major figures, and events include theological controversies, creeds, councils, monasticism, socio-political change, calls for reform, modernity, globalization, and more! If this makes you more curious, then A Survey of the History of Christianity taught by Dr. Dave Barbee is the answer.

Or, how about the importance of developing, motivating, and equipping people to become mature disciples who make disciples? Seems like that is a “great command” as a follower of Jesus. You should consider Discipleship Ministries: Christian Formation taught by Marlena Graves.

Maybe you’re involved (or would like to be) in mission, vision, and ministry strategies ultimately engaging all persons to connect to the larger Kingdom picture. If you want to grow influence as a leader, then Christian Leadership taught by Dr. Joel Cocklin is the ticket.

Need to polish your worship skills? Christian Worship taught by Diane Baltaeff is an excellent way to increase understanding of the principles, theology, and background of worship style, design and context.

Lastly, how about digging deeper into the Bible?! Dr. Jim Sweeney is teaching two separate courses in Pentateuch and Studies in Paul. Can you imagine engaging Israel’s earliest history at a more intentional level and how this will inform your understanding of Hebrew narratives and history? Or what about walking with the apostle Paul through each of his life-changing letters learning to interpret principles for today?

Spring semester 2018 registration begins November 15th for new and returning students. If you are a prospective student considering Seminary, now is the time to speak to Admissions. Simply contact Amy or Jim at 419-434-4200 or email admissions@winebrenner.edu to learn more about programs that will assist you in your equipping and training to serve the Lord. Spring term begins January 2nd…will you follow Him?

*New online program is pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.hlcommission.org/; 800.621.7440) and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (http://www.nc-sara.org/states/OH; Matt Exline, Ohio Department of Higher Education, 614.728.3095). ^New students who meet admissions requirements; no limit on courses; financial aid is available; returning students and alumni should call Admissions to discuss participation.

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