Upcoming Mini Semesters

Winter Semester 2018

BTH 385 – Fire From Heaven: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (Pentecostal Theology)

This course provides students with an understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Attention will be given to the experience of the Spirit in the early church and contemporary church, and the need for the dynamic of the Spirit in Christian life and ministry. Distinctive Pentecostal emphases such as the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, and divine healing will be examined. Attention will also be given to the role of the Spirit in spiritual formation, empowerment for service, the fruit of the Spirit & sanctification, etc. This course also now includes an examination of the coming of the kingdom of God and the consummation of the kingdom (eschatology).

Taught by Brian Neisteter

Jan. 8-12

GNS 138/238 – Ethics

This class is open to anyone as a FREE AUDIT.++

Decision-making in a post-Christian era is becoming more and more complex. This course teaches a Christian approach and perspective to making ethical decisions with confidence. An answer can be found to the most challenging of circumstances – using Biblical principles and precedents as well as the guiding of the Holy Spirit.

Taught by Dr. John Loge

Jan. 8-12


++ This does not include room and board or registration fees.

PRM 328 – Church Planting

This course provides an introduction and systematic overview of the process of church planting. Included are biblical and theological rationales for church planting as an evangelistic strategy from a missiological and contextually sensitive perspective, as well as an introduction to specific tools, methods, and resources needed for the effective development of new congregations.

Taught by Gary Chupik

Jan. 8-12

GNS 144 – Introduction to the Sociology of Family, Youth and Children

There are a variety of social-cultural issues that are affecting children, teens and their families today.  This class will examine some of these sociological issues including such themes as, different family structures & relationships, gender roles & sexuality, the influence & affect of media, multiculturalism and other socio-cultural issues.  Paying special attention to how these issues impact how we pastor and care for families, children & teens as well as how we structure and develop ministries to both reach and disciple them in the 21st Century.

Taught by Jori Stockdale

Jan. 8-12

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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.