Disciples History & Polity Course 2019

Presented as a hybrid course, online and with two in-person sessions.

Open to all.


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More Information

  • Are you a candidate for ordination, or are expecting to be in the near future?
  • Are you a pastor looking for sn interesting and engaging continuing education opportunity?
  • Are you a student of religious history with a curiosity of the roots of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)? 

The Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is offering a ten-week Disciples of Christ History & Polity course this autumn, beginning the week of September 3 (the day after Labor Day) and concluding on November 9. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with beginning and closing sessions taught in-person at Kent First Christian Church in Kent, Washington (convenient to the Seattle-Tacoma airport) on September 7 and November 9, with online sessions and discussion threads in between the two in-person sessions.

This course naturally is suitable for Disciples of Christ candidates for ordination or licensure, but it is also purposefully designed to be a class that puts the Disciples in the wider context of US religious history, and so is *not* a class exclusively for Disciples candidates! If you have a need for a refresher on this history, or want some continuing education, or simply have a healthy interest in the topic, this class is for you as well! A tentative syllabus is available upon request.

About the Instructor

Eric Atcheson is an ordained pastor in, and a lifelong member of, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Lewis & Clark College, a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion, and a Doctor of Ministry from Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. He has held ministry posts at First Christian Church in Concord, California, and First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, and is currently the interim director for family ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Washington.