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TRIM Academy Level Courses

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center offers some courses each year in conjunction with Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership that earn course units in the TRIM (TRaining In Ministry) program. Read more about the TRIM program here, or visit the Brethren Academy website. Questions about TRIM should be directed to the district TRIM Coordinator or to the national TRIM Coordinator, Carrie Eikler (

Upcoming TRIM courses offered by SVMC:


Directed Independent Study (DISU):
Job and Brethren Responses to Suffering

"Job's Despair," William Blake, 1805.

The book of Job highlights the variety of ways in which the Bible addresses suffering, and the ways in which the tradition may challenge its own received wisdom.  How have Brethren of the past made sense of their suffering? How does this book help us to think about the suffering we see in our own contexts--and about conventional responses to it?

This course will be taught in conjunction with the academic symposium, "The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition" held on November 5, 2014 at Elizabethtown College. In addition to the symposium, students will prepare readings and participate in two online segments: one during the week of October 28-Nov. 4, the other during the week Nov. 6 - 13. A final project will also be required.

Taught by Erika Fitz, Ph.D.

Cost is $50 plus registration fee for the symposium.
1 TRIM credit (Biblical/Theological area), Brethren College Experience.

Register by October 15, 2014 by contacting the SVMC office
(717-361-1450 or 


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