Courses during the 1516-20 term
Exploration of effective, renewal-oreiented congregations.
Developments within United Methodism, as related to the ecumenical movement, world mission, personal evangelism, and social justice. Evolution of polity, theology, and denominational structure. Prereq: 13-501 or 13-502.
Approaches to youth ministry in culturally diverse situations. Counseling, program development, administration, and teaching.
Today?s leaders of faith based institutions are not only expected to inspire and transform their congregations, but they are also responsible for both the management of the organization and successfully leading teams of staff and volunteers. In this new residential program, designed specifically for leaders of faith based institutions, participants will have the opportunity to learn leadership and management skills while applying the learning objectives directly to the challenges they face.**Courses done through the Kellogg Center for Nonporfit Management**
Administration is a ministry that empowers other ministries. Leaders in the church must therefore understand how to lead and manage effectively in order to strengthen existing ministries and launch new ones. This course will consider developing specific administrative disciplines to align and effectively empower dynamic and vital ministries
Focuses on the evolving challenges facing leaders engaged in spiritual formation, relying upon student projects as laboratories for defining and dealing with those challenges.Direction Module Five: Practicum, including verbatims, in-class exercises, the integration of knowledge, and assessment of the student?s direction skills
Understanding how administrative practices are informed by images of the church as a covenant community. Effective leadership, authority, and power issues.
Analysis of congregational song in the context of worship, with special attention to patterns of worship, the church year, celebration of the sacraments, and the use of the Psalter.
Develops a basic understanding of key doctrinal themes such as trinity, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, anthropology, creation, and eschatology. Explores basic theological questions and role of doctrine in the church. Prereq: 11-500 or 12-500