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

Registration is open for the following spring classes, which begin on March 9. Visit the Spring2015 eConnections website to learn more and to sign up.

  • Luke's Gospel: Good News for the Rich?
    Cliff Barbarick
  • Shepherding the Anxious
    Joey Cope
  • Holy Hospitality: Welcoming ALL Children
    Dana Kennamer Pemberton
  • The Mission of God            
    Stephen Shaffer

These fully online conversations run for 6-8 weeks each, with topics and instructors changing each spring and fall. Registration is open to any interested person 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.


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.

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

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Crenshaw Blvd. Church of Christ
Los Angeles, California
May 4, 2015

Abilene Regional Racial Unity Leadership Summit 
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas
June 1-3, 2015

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

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