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2.0 CEU

Spirit of Prophecy

Course Summary

Join Cindy Tutsch and her colleagues from the Ellen G. White Estate, Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Adventist University as they provide information about Ellen White, her purpose, authority, and relevance.

What do I need to know?

The purpose of this course is to give you the tools necessary to teach students and congregations about Ellen White, building confidence in her prophetic ministry as an agency leading to Jesus and His Word. Working at your own pace, you will watch and listen to varied instructors speak on subjects often requested by pastors and teachers, with the option of re-visiting content presented to retrieve useful information for your unique ministry. For each module, you will read a short chapter from The Gift of Prophecy: The Role of Ellen White in God’s Remnant Church, by Gerhard Pfandl. A simple learning assessment will conclude each module.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this 13-module course you will have a biblical basis for confidence in Ellen White’s writings, better understand the nature of inspiration, be equipped to provide answers to objections to Ellen White’s prophetic ministry, understand the cultural milieu from which she wrote and become a better -informed agent to pass on that understanding to others. After watching video instruction, completing the learning activities and additional readings, and completing the module quizzes, you will earn 2.0 continuing education units.

About the Instructor

Cindy Tutsch earned her Doctor of Ministry at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, her M.A. in pastoral ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her B.A. in religion from Andrews University. She has served the church as an academy Bible teacher, pastor, Conference Youth Director, and as the initiator of Youth Challenge, a program of literature evangelism and community service. As an Associate Director of the Ellen G. White Estate, she taught and preached in all thirteen Divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dr. Tutsch is the author of three books, including Ellen White on Leadership: Guidance for those who influence others, co-editor with Martin Hanna of Questions and Answers About Women’s Ordination and the author of scores of articles in Adventist periodicals. Now semi-retired in northwest United States, she is the blog editor for and accepts speaking appointments at camp meetings, conferences, and conventions ( Cindy and her husband Ulrich enjoy travel, community outreach, reading, and outdoor recreation with their children and grandchildren.


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3 months ago
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the course itself was easy to do. The materials provided were accessible and easy to understand. Great course to take

9 months ago
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I enjoyed this class! Not only did I enjoy taking it at my own pace, but there are so many helpful resources you can't help but dive into.

a year ago
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Excellent, inspiring and loved that the modules and quizzes were informative yet brief.

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