Context and Ministry

EMP1601HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege. In this course, using the lenses of "Intentional Community" and "Vocation," students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location. In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for dismantling the 'cult of normalcy,' and the role that they play in. Our task is integrative. Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation. Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:30 to 16:30
Schedule Notes: Thursday Sept 4, Saturday Sept 27, Nov 1 & Dec 6
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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