Mt. Zion School of Ministry and Leadership

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At Mt. Zion, we believe that emphasizing the principles of God’s Word can change the direction of our nation and the world. Jesus said that believers are the salt and light of the world (Matt. 5:13-16). Salt was (and is) used both to preserve and to flavor food. Likewise, Christians should both resist spiritual decline and favorably influence society. God called us to let our lights so shine before men that they should see our good works and glorify Him (Matt. 5:16). With these thoughts in mind, the key message for Mt. Zion School of Ministry and Leadership is that one person can change the world. Our vision is to train, prepare, and disciple students to be that person who is equipped to make a difference in their world. The following classes will be offered this session beginning the week of Sept 16th!

Weekly on Mondays (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
“Group Dynamics” (CT4)
Taught By: Dr. Jeanne Cagle
Session Dates: January 6th – April 6th
Location: Mt. Zion Church • Room 608B
Prerequisite: CT3
Class requirements include: Class participation in group, a taped practice counseling session with a volunteer client for the purpose of evaluating their skills

Class Description: This course presents and demonstrates issues by way of class group dynamics. The student is taught how to facilitate a group, manage group dynamics, and inform and instruct clients through actual participate in group. A component of the group dynamic is the presentation of key counseling issues. Instructor lecture will inform students of characteristics, behavior patterns, and issues surrounding each topic presented. Some of the presented topics include: physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, stress, adultery, marriage, codependency, and growth development and the phases of life.

Weekly on Thursdays (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
“The Exile to Christ”
Taught By: Billy Covarrubias
Session Dates: January 9th – April 9th
Location: Mt. Zion Community House (formerly known as The District) • 4005 S. Baldwin Rd. • Orion

Class Description: This is the 4th class in the Old Testament. It will cover the period from the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, followed by the 70-year exile, the post-exilic period, and will cover Israelite history up to Christ. It will start with Ezekiel and go through Malachi, discussing books like Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, and Zechariah in between.

It will discuss the 400-year gap between the Old and New testaments by bringing up some of the Apocryphal literature that is not in Protestant Bibles. Additionally, it will discuss 1 & 2 Maccabees fairly in-depth, since they give a detailed description of many historical events of the period. These events are also very relevant to the New Testament, since groups like the Pharisees (never mentioned in the OT) originated during this time.

To Register: See Billy Covarrubias; textbooks and other materials available on the Beecher application. Call 248.391.6166 for more info!

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