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.

The following set of classes will begin on October 13 with registration open until September 29. To learn more and register, visit the Fall 2014 eConnections site.

  • Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching the Faith - Danny Mercer
  • What to Teach: Curriculum Choices for Children's Ministry - Shannon Rains
  • Leading Churches through Change, Transition, and Conflict - Dr. Barry Stephens

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

Abilene Christian University
September 21-24, 2014

Stone-Campbell Dialogue
Abilene, Texas 
October 5-6, 2014

Children's Ministry Leadership Forum 
North Davis Church of Christ
Arlington, Texas
October 7-8, 2014

eConnections Classes Begin
Online via Abilene Christian University
October 13, 2014
Register by Sept. 29, 2014

Fairfax ElderLink Seminar
Fairfax Church of Christ
Fairfax, Virginia
October 11, 2014

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

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