MN3041, Trinity Seminary at Capital University, Summer 2021
An examination of the theological and educational foundations, and basic questions that shape a congregation’s ministry of education. Attention will be given to the leadership dimensions of teaching in all aspects of a congregation’s life and mission.
This is a course that is required in the MDiv program at Trinity Seminary in Capital University.
Here is a print version of the syllabus, but please note that any revisions that exist in the online iLearn version of the class take precedence over this syllabus.
Required reading in advance of class:
- B. Lee, Transforming Congregations Through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. (Westminster John Knox, 2013)
- P. Palmer, To Know As We Are Known (HarperOne, 1993)
- D. Jacobsen, S. Olsen, M. Powell, Opening the Book of Faith: Lutheran Insights for Bible Study (Augsburg, 2008) (or a denominationally specific alternative approved by the instructor in advance)
Required supplemental books (choose one to use for your final learning project):
- D. Bass, ed. Practicing Our Faith (Wiley, 2010)
- M. Boys. Educating in Faith (Academic Renewal Press, 2001)
- N. Cook Everist. The Church as Learning Community (Abingdon, 2002)
- M. Harris. Fashion Me a People (Westminster John Knox, 2010)
- J. Mercer. Welcoming Children (Chalice Press, 2005)
- M. Moore. Teaching as a Sacramental Act (Pilgrim, 2004)
- G. Parrett and S. Kang. Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful (Intervarsity Press, 2009)
- M. Tran. Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence. Relearning Hope (Abingdon, 2017)
- A. Wimberly et. al. From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry (Wesley’s Foundry Books, General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church, 2020).
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