Courses in the Community

In-depth courses designed for your church or community and led by faculty from Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Master Classes

Ranging from 10-14 weeks, these seminary-level courses are open to both community participants and Candler students. Taught in local congregations or online, with no application required.

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Short Courses

Ranging from 3-6 weeks, these courses are conducted in partnership with churches and other organizations in and beyond Atlanta. Courses cover a variety of topics, from the Bible and theology to social justice and Christian leadership.

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TED-style Talks on the Bible, Theology, and Spirituality

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Leading Thinkers Give the Talk of Their Lives in 20 Minutes or Less

Austin Channing Brown, Hillary McBride, Jonathan Merritt, Mike McHargue, Shane Claiborne, Greg Ellison, and more. Watch


TheoEd Discussion Guides

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Browse an archive of learning resources and past events.

Wilderness Wanderings: Longing for the Way Things Used to Be

With in-person gatherings canceled, COVID-19 has ushered in a “new normal” for the church. Even as churches have quickly adapted through online services, many long to return to the way things used to be. To what extent is this possible? In what ways can this crisis cultivate fresh and creative ministry practices?


Taking TED to Church

by Ryan Bonfiglio


Short Course: The Ten Commandments

by The Candler Foundry


Breaking Bread Together as We Work for Justice and Healing

A roundtable discussion on racial violence and injustice. Moderated by Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. Panelists include: Candler professors Gregory C. Ellison II, Ellen Ott Marshall, Kwok Pui Lan, and Kyle Lambelet, along with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church, and the Very Rev. Dr. Sam Candler, dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.