Systematic Theology Class


Theology training offered by Credentials Committee


The Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Credentials Committee, Rev. Dr. David McKinley and Rev. Dr. Drake Williams welcome pastors and lay leaders to join us for a week long intensive class on Systematic Theology.

Systematic Theology explores the teachings of the whole Bible and articulates a consistent “system” of thought based on the entire Bible. This, then, provides the foundation for all “Practical Theology,” which then applies the Bible to life.

The class will explore all major topics in Systematic Theology. Alongside the Bible, Millard Erickson’s Christian Theology, 3rd Edition, will be the main textbook of the class. During the class, students will read through selected portions of most of this book, write several reflection papers, and also complete a final paper.

Our instructor is T J Marinello, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands, where he has been a missionary professor for the past twenty years. Before that Tom taught at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, IA, and flew large cargo airplanes both in the military and commercially. He is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in the United Kingdom and is the book series editor for Studies in Brethren History and the Tyndale Theological Seminary Theses Series.

Location: Central Schwenkfelder Church in Lansdale, PA. The church is conveniently located north of Philadelphia. It is near the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I476) off of the Lansdale exit. Website:

Class Schedule:

  • Monday,  1:00 – 4:00 — TOPIC: “The Person and Work of God”
  • Tuesday  9:00 – 3:00 — TOPIC: “The Person and Work of Christ”
  • Wednesday  9:00 – 3:00 — TOPIC: “Holy Spirit/Sin”   Dinner together
  • Thursday  9:00 – 2:00 — TOPIC: “Salvation/The Church”   Afternoon Trip
  • Friday  9:00 – 12:00  — TOPIC: “End Times”
  • Assignments such as readings and reflections will be given before class time. A final paper will be due TBD.

This class will fulfill the Systematic Theology requirement necessary for licensure in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Costs: Total $930

  • Class Price – $400*
  • Book – $23.22 (Amazon)  Class notes: $5
  • Lodging and Lunch – $500

Email: for registration and/or more information.
*Scholarship for CCCC credentialing purposes upon application for $400 tuition plus $100 toward travel expenses.