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CenterPlace Fall Semester
5 October- 13 November

End-of-Life Decision Making for Families: Issues and Responses
(An elective course in the CenterPlace curriculum)
When: Tuesdays, 6 October - 10 November 2020 (for Face-to-Face or Zoom)
Where: Live via Zoom.
A face-to-face class option will be made available at the same time, if there is enough interest. It will be offered at Oak Knoll Baptist Church in Haltom City, Texas. Indicate your preference for face-to-face participation when you register, and we will contact you with details.
How: Online classes will also be offered at your own time via CenterPlace. You can choose the time best suited for your schedule for working through each session. The online course begins Monday, October 5 and concludes November 13. 
Time: Zoom sessions will begin at 7:00 P.M. and conclude by 8:30 P.M.
Cost: Free* Course
Description: The course will provide instruction in end-of-life healthcare decision making. You will learn how to care for loved ones through terminal illnesses, dementias like Alzheimer's, and how to respond and make decisions as you consult with medical personnel. The course will provide families with a clearer understanding of the ethical issues at life's end that sometimes cause confusion and conflict with healthcare providers (e.g., capacity, informed consent, surrogacy, advanced care planning, and privacy/confidentiality). Interactive class discussions will teach wise medical decision-making using current case studies.
Guide: Dr. Larry Ashlock

CenterPlace Ministry Training

The Center offers a  series of online classes that lead to a Certificate in Global Ministry Leadership. This course of study is designed for bi-vocational lay ministers, Sunday School teachers, and other lay men and women who seek pre-seminary training in ministry leadership.    

The learning track is comprised of six, six-week courses that may be completed in a nine-month cycle. The courses build practical, basic ministry skills across recognized theological disciplines. Applied ministry will be their focus. Contact the Center for more information.

Schedule of Required Courses

1. The Global Christian Minister (Church Leadership/Spiritual Formation)
2. Our Faith Heritage (The Story of Christianity)
3. The Bible and How to Teach and Preach it Effectively
4. Christian Global Ethics (Ministering to the World's Concerns)
5. World Religions (Exploring What Others Believe)
6. The Mission of God (the Life of a Good News Sharer)
Our upcoming 2021 course schedule will be posted soon.
Full or partial scholarships are available. Interested students are invited to contact the Center for enrollment. Email [email protected] for more information.