Weekend Course of Study

The Weekend Course of Study program was developed to augment the regular summer program held at Wesley Theological Seminary each July for the purpose of helping part-time local pastors complete their required studies. 
 
Weekend Course of Study courses will be held on the main campus of Wesley Theological Seminary beginning at 1pm on Friday and ending at 1pm on Saturday. Each course requires attendance of two weekend sessions and course work is to be turned in directly to the professor. We do not use Blackboard during the weekend sessions.
 
 

Registration

Download the schedule course schedule (2014 - 2019) here.

Registration for 2014
 
Registration for the New England Satellite School fall 2014 is closed.
Fall Registration is Closed. 
Winter Weekend session is here. Registration deadline is November 21, 2014.
Spring Weekend Registration is here.  Registration deadline is February 6, 2015
 
 
Before you start:
  1. Register for the courses you are working on.
  2. Obtained all the required signatures – including your DS and the conference registrar.
  3. Enclosed the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee per course and mailed it to: Sara Sheppard, Course of Study, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.
  4. Order books and make sure you understand the pre-course assignment, found below by term.
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Housing

Housing:
Wesley uses the Chevy Chase Courtyard Marriott located about 2 miles for the seminary for housing during the weekend sessions. Please indicate if you will need housing on the registration form along with the dates you will arrive and depart. We will make a reservation for you based on the information we receive on the registration form. You will receive a hotel reservation confirmation number from Wesley about one week prior to the course.
Public transportation is available from the hotel via metro and AU shuttle or Metro bus which drops you right in front of the seminary. You will find directions to the hotel here. You will be required to pay for your room directly to the hotel.
 
Limited housing is also available on campus for the Weekend Course of Study program. Students are responsible for making these arrangements directly with the housing office. To request on campus housing, please complete the Guest Housing form. You may also opt to stay in one of the many area hotels; download a listed of suggested hotels here.

Finances

Registration fee is $75.00 per course
Tuition Rate: $350.00 per course
A Cancellation fee $50 is assessed if courses is cancelled within two weeks of the start of class or for no shows. Cancellations must be received in writing - send to Sara Sheppard.
 

Daily Schedule

Friday
Arrival/Registration 10:00am - 1:00pm in front of the Gallery (Kresge Building) First Weekend only - please go directly to your class at 1pm the second weekend.
Lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (on your own)
Worship 1:00pm - 1:30pm (Oxnam Chapel)
Class 1:30pm - 5:30pm (classroom location available upon arrival)
Dinner 5:30pm - 7:00pm (on your own)
Class 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Saturday
Arrival/ Fellowship 8:30am - 9:00am Elderdice Hall - coffee and light breakfast provided
Class 9:00am - 1:00pm
Departure 1:00pm

Purchase Books

Wesley now has a virtual bookstore.  This is where you will find textbook lists and be able to order your books directly from Amazon. Required textbooks are listed in the syllabi or pre-course assignment posted on the website and on Blackboard

 

To access Wesley's e-bookstore, click here.  
If you would like to order your books from Cokesbury, click here.

 Note:  The following hardback books are only available through Cokesbury.  You may still purchase Kindle versions through Amazon:

  • 2012 Book of Discipline
  • 2012 Book for Resolutions
  • UM Hymnal
  • UM Book of Worship

Aug/September Pre-Course Assignments

With the August and September Weekend courses we will begin a couple of new things.  This is the first session with the new curriculum being rolled out by the GBHEM.  We will also offer the summer weekend courses in a hybrid model with the August course being on-line and the September course being face to face on campus.  This means, students enrolled in the summer weekend session must have access to Blackboard. Watch for more details on the schedule.

August  on-line and September 19 - 20, 2014
Access to Blackboard required.

Registration is closed

CS-124 Transformative Leadership

CS-222 Theological Heritage 2: Early Church

CS-324 Preaching

CS-422 Theological Heritage 4: Wesleyan Spirit

October/November Pre-Course Assignments

October 10-11 and November 7-8, 2014
Registration closed

CS-224 Administration and Polity

CS-321 Bible 3 - Gospels

CS-424 Ethics

CS-524 Theological Reflection: Practice of Ministry

 

 

January/February Pre-Course Assignments

January 2-3 and February 6-7, 2015

Registration deadline is November 21, 2014

 

CS-121 Bible 1: Introduction

CS-223 Worship and Sacraments

CS-323 Congregational Care

CS-522 Theology in the Contemporary Church

 

March/April Pre-Course Assignments

March 13-14 & April 17-18, 2015

Registration deadline is February 6,2015

CS-123 Formation & Discipleship

CS-221 Bible 2: Torah and Israel's History

CS-421 Bible 4: Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature

CS-523 Evangelism

New England Satellite School

Wesley Theological Seminary will launch a new Satellite location in the fall of 2014.  The first courses will be offered in Bangor, ME. Subsequent courses will be in other locations within the New England Conference. Tuition for these courses will follow the Wesley Weekend COS format. Housing will be at a hotel nearby.

September 5-6 & October 17-18, 2014

Registration closed

Download pre-course assignments by clicking the link below.

CS-122 Theological Heritage 1: Introduction

CS-224 Administration and Polity

These courses will take place at the University of Maine - Bangor.

The address for the school is 107 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME. 
Classes will be held in East Port Hall.

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