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Lay Academy Begins Feb. 25, 2012


     A two-year program of study for lay leaders begins with a retreat and orientation on February 25, 2012.  The first course is Introduction to Biblical Studies, taught by Rev. Dr. David Cortes-Fuentes, PC (USA), starting on March 7.  Rev. Dr. James Findlay, UCC, will teach Old Testament beginning April 10.  New Testament, Reformed theology; Worship and sacraments; Christian education;  Homiletics; Pastoral care; Polity; Christian ethics; Church, community and society;  and electives will be offered.  Those completing the program may qualify as commissioned lay pastors, according to their denominational requirements.  All courses are five-weeks long and meet once a week, 6:30 – 9 P.M. 

     Classes will be held in churches in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Tuition is $275 per course, or $3300 for the program.  Financial aid is available.

     Dr. Jane Atkins Vásquez and Rev. Dr. David Cortes-Fuentes are directing the program.  For more information and application for admission contact info@nscsem.org or 626-765-9500.  Beginning Jan. 6, 2012 Lay Academy office hours are Monday and Friday 1-4 P.M at 54 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 911107.

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