June 4, 2019

Catskill Ministry Education Center

The Catskill Ministry Education Center is located at New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Ave., Walton, NY.  

Courses are offered on-site, on-line and through correspondence.  The vision of the center is to provide the educational preparation for those seeking credentialing as an LMC, CMC and Elder.

To inquire about course curriculum, contact Dr. Wachter at drallenwachter@gmail.com

To inquire about attending a class at the Training Center, contact Pastor Larry Light at larrylight7@gmail.com (607-865-5436)

Download the Catskill registration form here

Reach out to Dr. Allen Wachter here for additional information! 

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Course Offerings – Catskill Ministry Education Center

2020-2021 Acedemic Year

Course Offerings- Catskill Ministry Training Center

Acts 12:24-1001: Free Methodist History and Polity Course: 2 credits

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to present in brief form the origin, development, beliefs, and practices of the Free Methodist Church, which has a rich heritage and history. The student will likely already be acquainted with much of the content of this study. S/he should give special attention to the matters with which he/she is not yet familiar. It is hoped he/she will enjoy reviewing the things already known, and evaluating his/her comprehension of what the church stands for, and why, and trying to find out something of the current mission of the Free Methodist Church.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $100 Payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1003: Communication Skills Course: 2 credits

 

Course description: This course is intended to equip the student for Gospel-radiant pastoral ministry through extended reflection upon, and exercises relevant to, the multiple spheres of communication in which God calls the pastor to engage. The assigned reading, lectures and class discussion, in conjunction with the written assignments, are designed to assist the student in discerning, synthesizing, and ministering from a Biblical theology of communication that will orient him for fruitful and faithful Gospel ministry.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $100 Payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1004: Old Testament Survey: 3 Credits

 

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the literature of the Old Testament. Written over a span of more than one thousand years by numerous authors, the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament were written in a variety of literary genres and provide the reader with a clear description of who God is through his dealings with humanity and the nation of Israel.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $150 payable to New Hoper Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM Dmin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1005 : New Testament Survey: 3 credits

 

Course Description: Designed to lead you to read the New Testament itself, New Testament Survey provides essential historical and cultural background information and carefully examines the content of each book in the New Testament.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $150 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM, Dmin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1006 : Inductive Bible Study of Acts or Minor Prophets Course: 4 credits

 

Course Description: An introduction to hermeneutics, the art of biblical interpretation, through the study of the principles of induction, the development of skills and the use of various reference tools which are applied to specific books of the Bible.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $200 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM Dmin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1007: Christian Doctrine: 2 credits

 

Course Description: An introductory course in systematic theology from an evangelical, Wesleyan perspective that seeks to give students a clear foundation in Christian doctrine to further their personal discipleship and enable them to minister with theological integrity and biblical faithfulness. This course will cover such topics as God, the Bible, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and Eschatology.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $100 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1008 Caring for the Flock: 2 credits

 

Course Description: Pastoral Care equips students to understand the nature and practice of pastoral care based on a Biblical, theological and practical approach to pastoral care as it relates to a ministry setting. This course is specifically designed to address systematic understandings of pastoral care addressing individuals, families, congregations, and the broader community as well as identity issues related to being a pastoral care agent.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $100 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1010: Spiritual Formation and Prayer: 3 credits

Course description Spiritual formation and prayer

Spiritual Formation and Prayer provides an opportunity for students to develop self-awareness in the context of their Christian faith and preparation for ministry. It equips students to reflect critically and constructively on their mission and vision, personal spiritual histories, and the strengths, weaknesses, and spirituality of their personality types. It also provides an opportunity for students to develop deeper and more satisfying prayer lives in the context of a global environment. As the essential relational discipline of the Christian journey, prayer is examined and experienced in its diverse ecclesial, ethnic, and cultural forms as found in Scripture, Christian history, and the Church.

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates; Anytime

Cost: $150 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:241011: Course Wesleyan Theology Course: 3 credits

Course Description: This course will explore the lives, thought, and legacy of John and Charles Wesley and consider the historical and social background that led to the revival of 18th century England. It will investigate the implications of the Wesleyan heritage and theology in respect to the nature of God, human nature, salvation and sanctification, spiritual growth, church life, worship, and social witness. In addition, attention will be given to the ongoing relevance of Wesleyan theology for ministry in the contemporary church.

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $100 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1013: Course Christian Family

Course: 3 credits

This course addresses marriage and family relationships. Attention is given to family issues such as parenting, finances, and conflict management. Emphasis is placed on the value and sacredness of a strong, healthy marriage and family.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates: Anytime

Cost: $150 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM Dmin CVPM CM

 

Acts 12:24 1014 Biblical Hospitality and Encouragement- 3 credits

 

Course Description: This course will approach the theme of biblical hospitality from several theoretical and practical perspectives. The aim of the course is to provide students with following: 1) Sufficient biblical and historical context to understand the phenomenon of hospitality in the Christian tradition. 2) A philosophical and theological framework from which to conceive of the concept of hospitality – namely, through critical reflection upon the phenomenon and the practice of hospitality. In addition, the student will learn the how and why of Biblical encouragement.

 

Course Type: Correspondence

Dates; Anytime

Cost: $150 payable to New Hope Community Church

Teacher: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM Dmin CVPM CM