Romans with Greg Carey 3 Credit Hours ($525)
NT220 will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:10am. The first class will be Feb. 12, 2019.
This is a seminar on Paul's Letter to the Romans with a view to understanding its social setting, appreciating its religious influence, and engaging its message for contemporary Christians. The course includes practice in exegetical skills for ministry.
Womanist and Feminist Approaches to Pastoral Care with Leah Thomas 3 Credit Hours ($525)
PT212/612 will be held Saturdays from 9:00am - Noon. The first class will be Feb. 16, 2019
This course explores the unique concerns presented by women seeking pastoral care. In particular, it focuses on the social and cultural factors that impact and influence women as both care seeker and caregiver. Texts will introduce students to Womanist and Feminist scholars of pastoral care who examine the cultural assumptions and practices that impact women's notions of herself and God. Attention will focus on developing student's self-awareness of how they experience and respond to these cultural assumptions and practices as they provide care. The goal is to develop pastoral praxis that is ultimately liberating for women who seek the support of both female and male pastoral professionals.
Faith and Human Development with Karen-Marie Yust 3 Credit Hours ($525)
EM305 - OL is comploetely online. The first synchronous meeting will be announced at a later date.
This course explores historical and contemporary theories of human psychology and faith across the lifespan, with particular attention to how these theories shape teaching and learning among all ages in the church. Students will work together to create and reflect on a faith formation timeline via personal research, offline observations, online discussion, and mapping posts.
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Ministerial Ethics with Darryl Stephens 1.5 Credit Hours ($263)
PL100 will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:10pm. The first class will be Feb. 14, 2019.
There are many basic but crucial ethical concerns that have the potential to arise not only within ministry but also in the personal life of ministers. Reading, class discussions and multimedia resources will cover an introductory examination of ministry as vocation and profession; fiduciary responsibility and governance within ethical parameters; the use and abuse of power; sexuality and boundary setting.