(September 11, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

CLC Hosts Graduate Course United Methodism: 20th Century-Present

SHREVEPORT, La.—The Christian Leadership Center, in cooperation with the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, announces a two-week graduate course for those seeking ordination, certification, growth in ministry and graduate level experience.

United Methodism: 20th Century — Present will be hosted January 11-22, 2010 in Kilpatrick Auditorium. The course covers developments within United Methodism as related to the ecumenical movement, world mission, personal evangelism, and social justice. The course also covers the evolution of polity, theology, and denominational structure.

The course takes place Monday and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon (excluding Martin Luther King Day) and Wednesdays from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. The class will be a live simulcast-distance learning format. Registration deadline is Friday, November 20. Housing will be available for out-of-town students.

For more information, call 318.869.5029 or visit http://www.centenary.edu/clc/theological.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.