CHARLES A MAXFIELD
|724 Derstine Ave.
Lansdale, PA 19446
OBJECTIVE: Seminary or college level teaching position in the areas of history and/or religion
QUALIFICATIONS: College level history professor ten years; ordained minister forty years; published author and lecturer
- Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1995
- Th.M. Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1991
- M.Div. Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1970
- B.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1966.
- TEACHING EXPERIENCE: UNIVERSITY SETTING:
- 2012 Adjunct Faculty, Esperanza College, Philadelphia, PA
- Course: Western Civilization
- 2009,2010 Adjunct Faculty, Eastern University, Saint David’s, PA
- Course: Western Civilization
- 2008-2010 Adjunct Faculty, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
- Courses: Western Civilization; American Civilization
- 2002-08 Adjunct Faculty, History Dept., SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, NY.
- Course: World History Since 1500.
- 2005-06 Adjunct Faculty, Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY.
- Course: World History and Civilizations Since 1500.
- 1993-94 Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA.
- Assisted in Introduction to Church History, and History of Missions;
Course: United Church of Christ History and Polity
- TEACHING EXPERIENCE: OTHER SETTINGS:
- 2010-present Instructor, Lay Ministry in the 21st Century, Tri-Penn Conferences, UCC, Wernersville, PA:
- Courses: Ecumenical and Interfaith Relationships; God Talk; Church History
- 2009 Instructor, AP Academy, North Wales, PA
- Course: writing for 7th grade
- 2005–08 Faculty member, New York School of Ministry [Alternative Theological Education], Syracuse, NY.
- Courses: History of Christianity; UCC History; Intro. to Theology
- 1997-2000 Chair of Lay Studies Committee, Iroquois Association, American Baptist Churches.
- Courses: Preaching, Rural Church
- 1997, 1999 Hartwick Seminary Summer Institute of Theology (Lutheran Lay Ministry Program), Oneonta, NY
- Courses: History of Christianity in the 20th Century; Christianity and Other Religions
- 1995-2004 Director of Studies, Lay Ministry Program, New York Conference, UCC.
- Courses: What You Never Learned About the U.C.C.; History of Christianity in the 20th Century; History of Christianity; Introduction to Theology; History and Polity of the UCC; Intro. to Hebrew Scriptures
- 1980-86 Director of Lay Ministry Training for Missouri Valley Association of North Dakota Conference.
- Taught most of the courses.
- 1980-82 Adjunct faculty and T.E.E. Instructor, Cook College and Theological School
- 1978-83 and 1995 Supervised seminary students
- 1970-present As Pastor taught every age level, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School,
Confirmation Class, Adult Study Groups, Teacher Training, etc.
A Pilgrim People: A History of the United Church of Christ and Its Antecedents. Lansdale, PA:
Maxfield Books, 2005; 2d printing 2008.
“The 1845 Organic Sin Debate: Slavery, Sin, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.” In North American Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory and Policy, ed. Wilbert R. Shenk, 86-115. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
"The Legacy of Jeremiah Evarts," International Bulletin of Missionary Research 22:4 (Oct 1998):172-75.
How Church Women's Groups Got Started: A Conversation with Women of Vision, Faith and
Action. Self-published, 1997
Review of Missionary Conquest by George Tinker. Interpretation 50 (1996):104.
"'Six Pillars of Peace' Vision Still Valid," United Church News 11 (Sept. 1995): 2.
"Presbyterian Pioneers: The Laity, Salmon Giddings, and the Presbytery of Missouri,"
American Presbyterians: Journal of Presbyterian History 69 (1991): 1-10. [co-author].
Roots and Branches: The Story of the Christian Family. Cook College and Theological School, Tempe, AZ, 1989.
- PAPERS PRESENTED:
Germanness on Trial: The German Evangelical Synod of North America and the Espionage Act of 1917. American Society of Church History, Grand Rapids, MI, 9 April 2011; revised and presented in dramatic form to Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society, Lancaster. PA, October 2012.
Motivation for Mission: Issues in Fund Raising in the First Forty Years of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Princeton Seminar Series on the History of Mission Theory, Policy and Practice, part of the North Atlantic Missiology Project, May 15, 1998.
The Organic Sin Debate: Slavery, Sin, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1845. North Atlantic Missiology Project: North America Consultation, Madison, WI, Nov. 2-4, 1997. [see Publications above].
Teaching Respect for Human Rights. Summer Institute for Character Education, Cortland, NY 2 July 2008.
An “American Soul.” SUNY-Cortland Peace Education Conference, Oct. 2006; SUNY-Cortland Scholars Day Apr 2008.
Samuel Ringgold Ward: Cortland’s African American Abolitionist Preacher. SUNY-Cortland Black History Month. Feb. 2005, Feb. 2008
Women and Voluntary Societies in the Nineteenth Century. SUNY-Cortland Women’s History Month. Mar. 2004; Cortland LWV Women’s History Month, Mar. 2007.
- EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT EXPERIENCE:
- 2000 Prepared educational design for Eagle Butte Learning Center, Eagle Butte, SD
- 1984 Consultant to Council for American Indian Ministries (UCC), trained lay leaders to teach UCC Polity course.
- Th.M. PROJECT: "The Presbyterian and Congregational Churches among the Dakota Indians."
- UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT: "The Creation of the United Church of Christ in North Dakota"
DISSERTATION: The "Reflex Influence" of Missions: The Domestic Operations of the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1810-1850.
- PASTORAL EXPERIENCE:
- 2011-- Pastor, Saint Pauls United Church of Christ, Fort Washington, PA
- 2009-2011 Interim Pastor, Trinity Christian UCC, Skippack, PA
- 2009 Interim Pastor, St James UCC, Havertown, PA
- 2008-2009 Stated Supply preacher, East Vincent and Royersford UCC, PA
- 2008 Interim Executive Director of Cortland County Council of Churches and Protestant Campus Minister SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, NY
- 2006–07 Stated Supply preacher, Coventryville Congregational Church, UCC, Coventry, NY
- 1996-2001 Co-pastor, United Community Church, Cortland, N. Y.
- 1995-96 Interim Pastor, Norwich United Church of Christ, Norwich, NY
- 1989-90 Interim Pastor, First Union Church, Williston, ND
- 1986-89 Pastor, Memorial Congregational Church, Parshall, ND
- 1980-86 Pastor-Coordinator, Sioux Parish (Flasher, Carson, Solen, Shields, Ft. Yates, ND)
- 1977-80 Minister of Education, Christ Church United in Lowell [MA]
- 1973-77 Pastor, United Church of Madrid [NY]
- 1970-73 Pastor, Union Congregational Church, York Beach, ME
- PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
- American Society of Church History, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, Congregational Christian Historical Society
Director, Lay Ministry in the 21st Century
1724 Dornsife Mountain Road
Sunbury, PA 17801
Humanities Department, Dooling 103, DeSales University; 2755 Station Rd.
Center Valley, PA 18034
History Department, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road
St David’s, PA 19087
Erik J. Bitterbaum
President, Miller Building, SUNY-Cortland, P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Samuel L. Kelley
Dowd Fine Arts Building, SUNY-Cortland, P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
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