Online Continuing Education Classes

ACU’s College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is pleased to offer eConnections, an online continuing education opportunity produced in cooperation with the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry and ElderLink.

With eConnections, ministers, elders, teachers, small group leaders, and any other interested people can interact with ACU’s excellent faculty and expert leaders from other congregations to discuss topics of vital interest to churches - all from the convenience of their computers! Participants can learn from dedicated teachers, share resources with one another, and be encouraged by stories of how God is working in congregations across the country.

Course Offerings and Format

These fully online classes run for 6-8 weeks each, with topics and instructors changing each spring and fall. Registration is open to anyone with access to the Internet; training will be provided for those who have never taken an online class before. The cost is only $200 per class - cheaper than travel expenses to attend many face-to-face events on or near ACU's campus.

Registration has closed for our fall classes, but information about spring classes will be posted here soon.


Stay connected to eConnections! Subscribe to our mailing list (be sure to click the check box beside the "eConnections" option). You’ll be among the first to know about new classes, and will also be invited to suggest eConnections topics of interest to you and the church you serve.


Dr. Mindi Thompson
Director of Distance Education, Graduate School of Theology
Contact Mindi with questions about course offerings or the technology involved.

Karissa Herchenroeder
Assistant Director, ElderLink and CBS Continuing Education Programs
Contact Karissa with questions about the registration process.

Upcoming Events

Carmichael-Walling Lectures 
Abilene Christian University 
Abilene, Texas 
November 6, 2014

Dallas Elderlink Forum
Highland Oaks Church of Christ
Dallas, Texas
November 7-8, 2014

Journey - Text to Congregation 
ACU Preaching Seminar 
Abilene Christian University 
Abilene, Texas 
January 8-10, 2015

Lubbock ElderLink Seminar
South Plains Church of Christ
Lubbock, Texas
February 28, 2015

Atlanta ElderLink Workshop and Forum
North Atlanta Church of Christ
Atlanta, Georgia
March 20-21, 2015

Central Texas ElderLink Seminar
Georgetown Church of Christ
Georgetown, Texas
April 25, 2015

Christian Scholar's Conference 
Abilene Christian University 
Abilene, Texas 
June 3-5, 2015

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