Faculty Profile

Rev. Dr. Tony Curtis Henderson

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

For more than thirty-four years, the Rev. Dr. Henderson has had the opportunity to serve God through pastorates in seven Christian Methodist Episcopal congregations in the states of Alabama, Kansas, and Michigan, respectively. Presently, he serves as the founding pastor of Resurrection Christian Center. In addition to serving as a pastor, he has served as a teacher and pastoral leader in church discipleship ministries and institutes that were sponsored by various Methodist congregations and several Baptist congregations. His ministry has included roles in the development of the Edmonds-Carr Nonprofit Housing Corporation, being an Adjunct Hospital Chaplain, and serving as a Theological Field Education Supervisor.

In 2004, he was invited to ETS to teach and to direct its theological field education program, which is known as Ministry Practicum. One of the rich qualities of this vocation that he really loves is the diversity of its faculty and staff. Another aspect of his calling is teaching and learning from his students who come from various traditions within the Church, as well as, from diverse ethnic communities throughout the state of Michigan. Finally, a very significant part of his calling has to do with his constant advocacy for the intentional integration of spiritual or theological theory/principles with ministerial and/or ecclesiastical practice as the minister and the congregation look critically and honestly at the church’s mission against the landscape of devastating social, political, educational, economic, and justice issues that manifest themselves daily in the life of our various communities.

Classes

FE7001 Field Education (Fall Term)


2019 Fall / Field Education, General Courses Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Samuel White Adjunct Professor This is the first of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experience-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting. Field Education typically begins upon completion of seven to nine courses in the area of ethical training for church leadership, introductory courses in biblical studies, theology, and church history. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




FE7002 Field Educaton (Winter Term)


2020 Winter / Field Education, General Courses Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology Samuel White Adjunct Professor This is the second of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experience-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting. Field Education is typically begun upon completion of seven to nine courses in the area of ethical training for church leadership, introductory courses in biblical studies, theology, and church history. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




FE7003 Field Education (Spring Term)


2020 Spring / Field Education, General Courses Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology Samuel White Adjunct Professor This is the third of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experienced-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting. Field Education typically begins upon completion of seven to nine courses in the area of ethical training for church leadership, introductory courses in biblical studies, theology, and church history. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




SYS7002 Theology in a Multicultural Context


2017 December Intensive / Theology Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




TPM6004 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling


2020 Sping / Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM) Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology This course will cover basic types of professional pastoral care and counseling that have become normative for traditoinal Protestantism in the 21st century, along with more recently articulated African-American and feminist approaches. It will also cover basic types of lay and small group pastoral care in the emerging church of the future. You will practice basic counseling skills in one-on-one and small group approaches, and be introduced to a variety of readings, skiill exercises and an empathy training project. Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




TPM7001 Church Management for the 21st Century


2017 Fall, 2018 Fall / Theory & Practicee of Ministry (TPM) Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology Pastors have a variety of responsibilities within the congregation, a significant portion of which deals with management responsibilities. You will explore ways to make this an effective portion of your ministry. A particular emphasis is placed on the congregational leader's spiritual formation through worship, prayer and mediation. Skill development areas include:

  • Organizational change
  • Church financial management
  • Mobilizing volunteers
  • Analysis of ministry context
  • Personnel management
  • Building utilization
  • Creating effective evangelism and mission programs
A portion of this course will include dialogue with practicing pastors from the Detroit area in their context of ministry. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER




TPMT7007 Thought and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.


2020 Summer / History, Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM) Professor Tony Curtis Henderson Associate Professor of Practical Theology





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools​ in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, MA in Pastoral Ministry, DMin.

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