History & Polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)



Dates & Times: 

August 14-17, 2019 • Wednesday-Friday, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm



Location: (this course is currently only offered in person, not online)

Disciples Seminary Foundation, 300 W Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711


Rev. José Francisco Morales Torres

About the Course

This course surveys the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), from its founding two centuries ago to its contemporary witness, expressions, challenges, and promises. Emphasis is placed on the context of North American Christianity, the interaction of the church with the wider culture, and the denomination’s cooperation with, and resistance to, forms of oppression, especially racism and imperialism. Alongside this critical approach, the course is simultaneously pastoral in its intent, focusing on the usefulness of Disciples history for understanding the denomination’s current contours, strengths, and areas of needed reform. The course explores the present functioning of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in its expressions. An analysis of the theological roots and posture of the Disciples tradition (and Restoration traditions) is examined, as well as a discussion of the missional status, directions and projections of Disciples as a movement.

For more information, including the text book list, view the course brochure:


You can register online for this course using the button above.



The cost of the course is $300 if needed for certification or $150 to receive 1.5 CEU's.



You can make your payment by mailing a check to the address below or by clicking the "PAYMENT" button above. If mailing a check to the DSF office in Claremont, please make checks payable to Disciples Seminary Foundation and write "History & Polity" in the memo line.

Disciples Seminary Foundation

300 West Foothill Blvd

Claremont, CA 91711


If you have any questions, please contact us at jkim@dsf.edu or call 909.624.0712.

Disciples Seminary Foundation works with five partner seminaries on the West Coast to provide excellent education, mentoring, networking, and financial support for people preparing to lead in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.

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