Upcoming Mini Semesters

Fall Semester 2017

PRM 101 – Applied Practical Ministry : Group Outreach

Applied Practical Ministry is designed to provide students with multiple opportunities to apply and practice ministry skills in private and in public. The main goal is to teach the relationship between private ministry habits and the success of public ministry. This course is highly anticipatory and contains very little class room time, but still requires the practice of academic skills like memorization, reading , and public speaking.

*Please note this class is only available for our on-campus Freshmen students*

Taught by Josh Chalmers & Jeff Frost

Oct. 30- Nov. 3

GNS 261 – How to Love & Understand Biblical Genres

Using a wide variety of Biblical texts, this course discusses the various genres of literature in the Bible, with a view to loving and appreciating Scripture so as to understand, interpret, and communicate each genre well.

Taught by Dr. John Loge

Oct. 30- Nov. 3


BTH  342 – The Gospel of Luke

Sometimes called “the Gospel of Amazement,”[1] Luke stands out among the four Gospels for its attention to historical detail, its literary refinement, and its comprehensiveness as an “orderly account … of the things that have been fulfilled among us” (Lk 1:1-4). This course will lead students through a careful reading of the Third Gospel, exploring the specific theological, spiritual, and literary concerns that make it unique.  Readings, assignments, and course material are designed to help students engage deeply with Luke’s portrait of Jesus as a radical disturber of the status quo, and his compelling message that in him, the Kingdom of God has indeed drawn near.

[1]. See: Michael Card, Luke: The Gospel of Amazement (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

Taught by Dale Harris

Oct. 30- Nov. 3


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Mini-semesters cost $199 per credit hour (each course is three credits, a total of $597), plus $25 application fee and $25 Populi fee (student information management program). When you attend a mini-semester you have the opportunity to stay in the on-campus residences and experience the college community. Room + all meals = $180 per week. If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Office at 1.888.440.3424 or

Alumni and Pastoral Discounts

Eston College offers one mini-semester class without charge to existing pastoral staff who are recognized by a congregation. The offer applies to tuition but not room and board and is limited to the first mini-semester class taken by the applicant. Application fee, books and any other charges are the responsibility of the applicant. Alumni may audit one free class per year (mini-semester or regular semester). This is designed as an opportunity for our alumni to keep learning and growing in their faith! Room and board, application fee, books and any other charges are the responsibility of the applicant.