Intensives & Events

Intensives

What are Intensives? Intensives are week-long courses in June and January which compress an entire semester’s seminary study (of a single class). To accomplish this, students do pre-reading and other work before the on-campus all-day teaching week begins, and then some follow-on work after the week is over. The courses can also be taken as non-credit or audit. Whether audited or taken for credit, Intensives offer an excellent way to learn a lot in a very brief period of time as well as to see the campus and get a sense for seminary study at Trinity. We encourage you to try Trinity Intensives for continuing education and personal enrichment.

JanTerm 2017

Registration for non-credit courses: Oct 3 – Dec 16
Registration for credit courses: Nov 2 – Dec 13

Please find syllabi on the Course Materials page.
2017 Interterm Student Planning Document.

Non-Credit & Events

Writing Songs for Today's Church
Writing Songs for Today's Church

January 9-11
Andy Piercy, Bruce Benedict, Latifah Phillips, and Wen Reagan
$180

The Book of Job: Suffering & Wisdom
The Book of Job: Suffering & Wisdom

January 9-10
Non-Credit, 2-Day Event
The Rev. Dr. Don Collett
$120

Discovering the Old Testament
Discovering the Old Testament

January 19-20
Dr. Erika Moore
$120

Discerning a Call to Ministry
Discerning a Call to Ministry

January 16-20
The Rev. Canon Mary Hays
$180

Ezekiel 1: What Exactly Did Ezekiel See?
Ezekiel 1: What Exactly Did Ezekiel See?

January 19, 7pm
Dr. Erika Moore
Free Public Lecture

Accommodations & Transportation

Accommodations

  • Cobblestone Inn and Suites– Located next to Trinity property. Guests enjoy luxuries like microwaves and refrigerators in every guestroom, in-room coffee, a complimentary hot breakfast, and complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi service. Rooms are $99.99 a night until Dec.9th for Week One and Dec.16th for Week Two. Call the Cobblestone to make reservations 724.266.7100. or visit their website
  • Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport – Trinity has a room block reserved at a discounted rate of $99/night including a hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Rooms may be reserved with king beds, or 2 doubles to make it more economical for sharing with others in your conference group or class. The hotel is 10 miles from the Trinity campus, and shuttle service will be provided on request. The discounted rates will only be available until 5pm on Dec. 20, 2017.
  • Heslet House – Beautifully restored historic Bed and Breakfast in Old Economy Village, a five minute walk from Trinity. Guests will enjoy a king or queen size bed, antique furnishings, ensuite bathroom, and free Wi-Fi. Rates include a full breakfast: $99/night; 5-night special $95/night before November 15.

Food

Coffee is provided after Morning Prayers in the Commons Hall. Trinity lunches are excellent and provided M-F.  Salads are always available along with options to accommodate some dietary restrictions. Non-credit events include lunches in the price, but academic classes will have an activity fee of $42 for both credit and audit students that provides coffee & lunches, library, Wi-Fi, and other campus services. Local eateries are available for evening meals.

Transportation
The Pittsburgh International Airport is 12 miles from the Trinity Campus and a taxi to Ambridge is approx. $30. If you are staying at the Sheraton there is shuttle service to and from the Airport daily upon request.

Registration & Refunds

REGISTRATION FOR CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Registration for conferences & events is open Oct 1  – Dec 16, 2016. Contact Dawn dbates@tsm.edu in the Interterms office, 724-266-3838 or click on links below to register online:  

Writing Songs for Today’s Church, Jan. 9-11                            $180 includes lunch
The Book of Job: Suffering and Wisdom, Jan. 9-10                 $120 includes lunch
Discerning a Call to Ministry, Jan. 16-20                                   $180 includes lunch
Discovering the Old Testament, Jan 19-20                                $120 includes lunch 

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES, NON-CREDIT OPTION:

To register for the non-credit option of a Master’s Level course, register here. Cost: $180. Course Materials

Global Anglicanism– John Macdonald, Jan. 9-13
The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis – John Bowen, Jan. 9-13
The Book of Job – Don Collett, Jan. 9-13
Discipleship – Amy Schifrin, Jan. 16-20
Social Theory & Sociology of Religion – Phil Harrold, Jan 16-20
Celtic Spirituality– Les Fairfield, Jan. 16-20

REGISTRATION FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT

Registration for Jan Intensives is Nov 2 – Dec 13. Register for credit courses here. If this is your first class at Trinity, please contact Stacey Williard in the Registrar’s office at registrar@tsm.edu. A bachelor’s degree is required to obtain credit.

To register to audit a Master’s Level course, please complete an audit application and return with payment to the Registrar, registrar@tsm.edu. Audit Tuition: $150/ 3 credit course + $42 Interterm activity fee ($192 total). Audit applications will not be accepted for any DMin courses.

A schedule of tuition & fees is available on our website.

REFUND POLICY

Trinity reserves the right to cancel offerings due to low enrollment. In this event, registered participants will receive a full refund of tuition. A decision about cancellation will occur no later than Dec.14, 2016. Please do not purchase nonrefundable airline tickets before this date.

Master’s & DMin: Drop class before Dec. 13  100% refund
Drop a class before: Dec. 21   75% refund
Drop class before: Dec. 29  50% refund

Non-credit, Conferences and Events: Refunds before Dec. 30, 2016

COURSE SYLLABI

All credit courses require extensive reading and preparation before the start of the Intensive course week. Course syllabi, including textbook lists, will be posted on Trinity’s web site by Oct.3, 2016.  Course Materials

TEXT BOOKS

All required texts are available through the Trinity Bookstore, in store and online. Contact Sarah McCurdy, Bookstore Manager at 1.800.874.8754 or smccurdy@tsm.edu with questions. Additional texts can be ordered in and available in 7-10 days.

MEALS & CAMPUS FEE

Coffee is provided after Morning Prayers in the Commons Hall. Trinity lunches are excellent and provided M-F. Salads are always available along with options to accommodate some dietary restrictions. Non-credit events include lunches in the price, but academic classes will have an activity fee of $42 for both credit and audit students that provides coffee & lunches, library, Wi-Fi, and other campus services.

Week One - January 9-13

ME 699 Global Anglicanism
ME 699 Global Anglicanism

The Rev. John Macdonald
Course Description

A survey of the history of member churches of the Anglican Communion and Anglicans from other jurisdictions in the non-Western world, with opportunity for extended focus on particular geographic regions, groups, or themes.
ME 900 Ministry in Missiological Perspective
ME 900 Ministry in Missiological Perspective

Dr. Bill Taylor
Course Description

This course will survey contemporary missiology for concepts and insights useful for ministry in a variety of contexts. Social science and other cross-cultural materials will be included which hold promise
for ministry in urban, multi-class, lifestyle enclave, ethnic, international, and other types of communities.
NT 700 Greek Exegesis
NT 700 Greek Exegesis

(2 Weeks)
The Rev. Dr. Rod Whitacre
Course Description

Reading, interpreting, and applying the text of the Greek New Testament. This course includes focus on selected features of New Testament Greek, introduction to exegetical skills and extensive practice exegeting actual passages.
OT 638/938 The Book of Job
OT 638/938 The Book of Job

The Rev. Dr. Don Collett
Course Description

Can God be trusted in the midst of our suffering? The Book of Job does not provide an answer to this question, but instead encourages its readers to find rest in the wisdom of God in the midst of suffering by raising the question “where shall wisdom be found?” This course seeks to introduce students to the book of Job in light of its theological context, literary structure, and verbal profile.
PT 675/975 The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis
PT 675/975 The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis

Dr. John Bowen
Course Description

C.S.Lewis is more than an apologist, a spiritual guide, and a writer of “Christian fiction”: he is also an evangelist.  This course looks at how he himself was evangelized, how he understood and practiced evangelism in his own life, and in what ways he is a helpful, though challenging, model evangelist for us today.

Week 2 - January 16-20

BI900 Using the Bible in Ministry & Mission
BI900 Using the Bible in Ministry & Mission

The Rev. Dr. Don Collett
Course Description

This course will include a survey of the message in the Old and New Testaments, and the role of hermeneutics and biblical theology as
they apply to the Church and ministry today. Students will consider ways in which they can use the Bible in ministry and mission, particularly in preaching, ethics, apologetics, and missiology.
CH725/825/925 Social Theory & Sociology of Religion
CH725/825/925 Social Theory & Sociology of Religion

Dr. Phil Harrold
Course Description

Theological reflection encompasses an account of human existence that is profoundly sociological. Students will be introduced to classic texts in the sociology of religion by Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx, and will explore the contemporary terrain of social theory, ranging from Pierre Bourdieu to Robert Wuthnow.
ME700/905 Discipleship
ME700/905 Discipleship

The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Schifrin, STS
Course Description

This course is an in-depth journey into the ways in which our Lord went about making disciples and how the Church followed in his footsteps. We will examine Holy Scripture, historical witnesses, the sacramental assembly, and the ongoing spiritual disciplines that shape us as heralds of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
PT676/976 Celtic Spirituality
PT676/976 Celtic Spirituality

The Rev. Dr. Les Fairfield
Course Description

A study of early Irish Christianity, from the mission of Patrick to the death of Columban (432-615 AD). The lectures and the readings address such themes as Trinitarian theology, personal piety, pilgrimage, and pastoral discipline. The course concludes with a look at the revival of certain themes in early Irish Christianity, in the West from the mid-20th century to the present.
Discerning a Call to Ministry
Discerning a Call to Ministry

(Non-Credit)
The Rev. Dr. Canon Hays
Course Description

This course is designed especially for those considering a call to ordained ministry, but is open to anyone. If you seek to sharpen your awareness of God’s particular call on your life, this course will help you.

JanTerm 2017

Registration for non-credit courses: Oct 3 – Dec 16
Registration for credit courses: Nov2 – Dec 13

 

Contact:
Dawn Bates
Trinity School for Ministry
dbates@tsm.edu
724-266-3838