Field Education Courses for the 2015 Winter Session

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3000 Level Courses
RGF3010HS  L0101

Theological Field Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 250 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAF3010HS  L0101

Theological Field Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An approved field placement with appropriate supervision and theological reflection seminars. Three reflection papers. 50% of the grade will be given on the basis of attendance and participation in the placement, seminar, and completed assigned theological reflections; 50% will be based on the pastoral growth of the student as reflected in the final written evaluations.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYF3010HS  L0101

Theological Integration Seminar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is based on the theological conviction that knowing the Triune God is inseparable from participating in a particular community and its practices participation which is the work of God's Holy Spirit. We will examine the purpose of congregational life in light of our own discipleship and calls to leadership in ministry. We will examine the purpose of building up congregations, discipleship making, worship, pastoral care and the pastoral offices of baptism (adult & children), weddings, and funerals. Short lectures, class discussion. Grading is based on class participation, short assignments, quizzes and a final paper. Students take this course in conjunction with their field education placement.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14;00 to 16:00
Instructors: Annette Brownlee
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYF3030HS  L0101

Parish Leadership and Ministry

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the practicalities of parish leadership and ministry, including leading worship, facilitating small group ministry, offering counsel, developing lay leadership, stewardship, visioning and planning, teaching, dealing with conflict, overseeing children and youth ministries. Weekly readings, class participation, ministry project proposal, final exam.

Schedule: Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGF3040HS  L0101

Theological Reflection Seminar

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A required seminar for all candidates in the Master of Divinity Program. Its aim is to assist candidates as they prepare for priestly order and lay ministry.  It will provide candidates with the opportunity to reflect on previous ministry experience, identify personal strengths, and anticipated areas of growth for future ministry. Means of evaluation: Written reflection on previous ministry experience; Profiles of Ministry assessment tool; presentation on priestly order and lay ministry in a global church. Pass/Fail.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Margaret Lavin
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 22

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