HDS 2950

Baptist Polity, Practice, and History

Stephen Butler Murray


An introduction to the principles and practices of Baptist churches, especially as they affect pastoral leadership. The course is designed largely for a student looking toward ordination in the Baptist ministry and serving in a pastoral role. The curriculum includes broad strokes of Baptist history and distinctives, the local congregation, denominational structures, liturgy and worship, ordination, and pastoral leadership in general.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Fri 12pm-2pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 116

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Denominational Polity
Language Course Designation(s) None