Courses

ChurchNext launches new courses every month.  Here’s a list of those currently available. Just click on the class for more information.

Bible Study
animate: Bible 1 with Eric Elnes, Phyllis Tickle, and Rachel Held Evans
animate: Bible 2 with Nadia Bolz-Weber and Jose Morales
animate: Bible 3 with William Willimon and Jay Bakker
animate: Practices 1 with Brian McLaren and Sara Miles
animate: Practices 2 with Mike Slaughter and Phyllis Tickle
animate: Practices 3 with Shane Claiborne, Enuma Okoro, and Doug Pagitt
Approaching Scripture with Vicki Garvey
Getting More Out of the Bible with Justin Welby
Introduction to the Bible with Marek Zabriskie
Introducing the Psalms with Isaac Everett
Introducing the Gospels with Michael Card
Introduction to St. Paul with George Guthrie
Introduction to Matthew with Katy Valentine
Introduction to Mark with David Lose
Introduction to Luke with John Lewis
Introduction to John with Karoline Lewis
Introduction to Revelation with Wayne Whitney
Violence, Myth, and Scripture with Suzanne Ross

Biblical Storytelling
Biblical Storytelling: The Feeding of the 5000 with Kathy Culmer

The Book of Common Prayer
An American Prayer Book, A Global Prayer Book with Tom Ferguson
The Spirituality of The Book of Common Prayer with Karl Ruttan
English Origins of The Book of Common Prayer with John Dally
Scripture and The Prayer Book with Roger Ferlo
Creeds and Commitments of The Prayer Book with Jason Fout
Praying the Collects with Ellen Wondra
Crossing Thresholds with Roger Ferlo and Suzann Holding
Singing the Prayer Book with Milner Seifert

Church Management
My Church Is Not Dying with Greg Garrett
Digital Strategies for Churches with Kyle Oliver
Building a Spiritually Mature Congregation with Thomas Bergler
How to Run a Vacation Bible School with Dorothy Linthicum
Introducing Stewardship with Kristine Miller
Introduction to Church Marketing with Jake Dell
Introducing the Altar Guild with Hobey Hinchman
TREC 1: Reimagining Church Leadership
TREC 2: Mission and Leadership
TREC 3: Culture and Leadership
Deepening the Spirituality of Your Congregation with Graham Standish
Welcoming Visitors with Elizabeth Geitz
Re-Inventing Your Church Board with Dan Hotchkiss
Vestry Team-Building and Conflict with Bill Carroll 
Understanding Vestry Finances with Tom Post
The Vestry Journey with Van Sheets
Vision and the Vestry with Charles Robertson
What Vibrant Congregations Do with Mike Durall
What Bishops Do with Kirk Smith
Five Keys to Renewing Your Congregation with Jay Sidebotham
How to Promote Your Church with Nicole Krug
Radical Sending with Demi Prentiss

Curricula
Speaking Our Faith with Kit Carlson

Denominational
The Baptist Tradition with Amy Butler
The Lutheran Tradition with Mark Tranvik
Martin Luther: Seeds of Reformation with Alec Ryrie
Martin Luther: Here I Stand with Alec Ryrie
Introducing Lutheran Worship with Don Kreiss
The Episcopal Tradition with Frank Wade
Introducing Episcopal Worship with James Hamilton
The Presbyterian Tradition with Graham Standish
The Methodist Tradition with Jason Byassee
What Would Luther Do Today with Elizabeth Eaton

Family
Start a Family Devotional Time with Anne Kitch
Family Faith Formation with John Roberto
Holy Habits for Children with Valerie Hess
How to Be a Godparent with Nancy McLaughlin
Spiritual Roots of Loving Parenting with Holly and Scott Stoner
Handling Strong Willed Children with Jerome Price
Advent for Families with Heath Howe
Lent for Families with Kim Baker
Reimagining Childrens and Youth Ministry with Faith Forward
The Spirituality of Children with Catherine Maresca
Preparing for Infant and Children’s Baptism in the Episcopal Church with Anne Kitch

Finances
Handling the Household Budget with Timothy Dombek
Handling Credit Cards and Debt with Timothy Dombek
Handling Retirement and Savings with Timothy Dombek
Handling Church and Charity with Timothy Dombek

Liturgy
Finding the Resurrected Jesus with Susan Goff
Lay Eucharistic Ministry 101 with Susan Anslow Williams
Reading and Praying in Church: The Office of Lector with Tim Spannaus
Holy Hardware with Deon Johnson
Eucharistic Visitation with Tim Spannaus
Holy Communion 101 with James Hamilton
Introducing Christian Baptism with Anne Kitch
Adult Baptism in the Episcopal Church with Anne Kitch
Preparing for Infant and Children’s Baptism in the Episcopal Church with Anne Kitch

Outreach
How to Share Your Faith with John Bowen
Radical Welcoming with Stephanie Sellers

Redemptive Charity with Robert Lupton
Welcoming Visitors with Elizabeth Geitz
What is Christian Mission? with Ian Douglas
How to Partner with Your Local School with All Our Children

Prayer
How to Pray Online with Karekin Yarian
Introducing Benedictine Spirituality with Laurel Dahill
Praying with Icons with Randall Warren
Praying with Saints with Scott Gunn and Tim Schenck
Praying the Stations of  the Cross with Kathrin Burleson
How to Pray with Christopher Martin
Three Prayers You’ll Want to Pray with George Donigian
The Anglican Rosary with Suzanne Edwards-Acton
Praying with Poetry with Dave Worster

Relationships
Finding God in Divorce with Carolyne Call
Healthy Relationships for Couples with Holly and Scott Stoner
How to Deal with Difficult People with Peter Steinke
How to Help a Sick Friend with Joyce Mercer
How to Forgive with Virginia Holeman
Introduction to Christian Marriage with Paul Walters
Overcoming Sex Addiction with Mark Laaser
Practical Forgiveness with Rob Voyle

Self Care
How to Simplify Your Life with Mark Scandrette
How to Take a Sabbath with MaryAnn McKibben Dana
Stop Worrying! with Teri Racey
Handling the Work / Life Balance with David Gray
Growing Old with Grace (Not Glamour) with Barbara Crafton
Being Single, Staying Faithful with Beth Knobbe
Your Faith Can Make You Well with Scott Stoner
Grieving Well with Andrew Gerns

Social Justice
A Christian Response to Gun Violence with Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas
Bridging the Political Divide with Parker Palmer
Creating Common Good 1: Economic Inequality and Injustice with Bp. Julio Murray
Creating Common Good 2: Christian Responsibility with Rachel Held Evans
Creating Common Good 3: Educational Inequality with Nicole Baker Fulgham
Creating Common Good 4: A Christian Response with Justin Welby
Reparation and Racial Justice with Jennifer Harvey
Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Responding to Refugees with Alison Duvall

Spirituality and Racial Justice with Michael Curry
Talking About Same Gender Unions with Jeffrey Lee
Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter
Whiteness and Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas
Water and Justice with Fletcher Harper

Spirituality
How to Become a Christian with Scott Gunn
Holy Yoga with Allison LaBianca 
Everyday Spiritual Practices with Keith Anderson
Living a Spiritual Life with Mary Gray-Reeves
How to Discern God’s Will with Ruth Haley Barton
Developing Christian Patience with Jeff Bullock
Finding the Resurrected Jesus with Susan Goff
How to Be a Crazy Christian with Michael Curry
Animate Faith Part 1 with Brian McLaren, Mark Scandrette, Lillian Daniels
Animate Faith Part 2 with Shane Hipps and Nadia Bolz-Weber
Animate Faith Part 3 with Lauren Winner and Bruce Reyes-Chow
Living a Spirit-Filled Life with Alberto Cutie
Lessons in Belonging with Erin S. Lane
A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life with Becca Stevens
Spirituality and Gardening with Christine Sine

The Christian Year
Advent: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Susan Goff
A 7-Week Advent with Stephen Smith
Introduction to Advent with Tim Schenck
Advent for Families with Heath Howe
Introduction to Epiphany with Sharon Pearson
Introduction to Lent with Maggie Dawn
Lent for Families with Kim Baker

Theology and Church History
Who Is Jesus? with Jason Fout
Introduction to Church History with Eric Williams
Jesus at Twelve with Chris Stepien
Making Sense of the Cross Part I with David Lose
Making Sense of the Cross Part II with David Lose
Making Sense of the Cross Part III with David Lose
How to Share Your Christian Faith with John Bowen
Exploring Hell with Seth Carey

Why?
Why Does God Get Angry? with Rolf Jacobsen
Why I’m Not an Atheist with Frank Schaeffer
When We Get Angry with God with Laurie Brock

World Religions
Introducing Islam with Mustapha Elturk
Introducing Judaism with Joseph Krakoff
The Roman Catholic Tradition with William Farris

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