Your IS260 Course Guide
The resources and information found here is intended to supplement course materials provided to you by your instructor. It is the result of a collaboration between your instructor and the seminary librarian.

Please consider this as a starting point for your assignments, an opportunity to dig deeper into what you're learning in this course, and a trusted source for additional support in your learning experience at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

If you find anything that is out of place or not working correctly, please inform the seminary librarian.
Course Reserves
This course has materials on course reserve. To see the full list of resources and their current availability click the link below:

Course Reserves for IS260 - Making Disciples

Course reserves are available at the Circulation Desk. You may check out up to three items at a time for a three hour loan period. Reserves may be renewed up to two times if they are not on hold for another patron. If you check out a reserve within one hour of the library's closing, you may keep it overnight and return it within one hour of opening the following day. Overdue reserve items accumulate a fine of $1 per hour.
Interview Tips
An oral, in person, person interview gives you the opportunity to sit down with someone and have a conversation. Interviews may also be conducted by telephone, video chat, or email if necessary.

Things to remember:
  • Record the interview so you can play it back when working on your report
  • Take notes during the interview
  • This is an opportunity to learn what someone else thinks, not share what you know
Citing an Interview
Interviews are unpublished and citing them in Chicago style is less formal than citing a published work. Just like with a published work, it is important to always credit your source!

Interviews conducted verbally (in person, telephone, or video chat) may be cited with a note and do not need to be included in the bibliography. The note includes the name of the person interviewed along with the place and date it took place. 

For example:
1. Sally Chaplain, interview by author, York, PA, August 15, 2015.

Interviews conducted in writing, like e-mail and text messages, may also be cited in a note and is not included in the bibliography. The note includes the name of the person who wrote the response along with the date of the correspondence. 

For example:
1. John Doe, e-mail message to author, February 28, 2010.
Tips for Conducting an Effective Interview in Academic Research
State Law and Consent to Record
Pennsylvania is a two-party consent state, meaning all parties must consent to a recording. This does not apply to in-person public conversations. It does apply to any personal conversations and meetings. In group situations, if any person objects to a recording, a recording may not be lawfully made.

For more information, please consult: