Context and Ministry
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie
Course Code: 
EMP1601HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

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.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Start Time: 
9:30
End Time: 
16:30
Schedule: 
Sat
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Schedule Notes: 
Thursday Sept 4, Saturday Sept 27, Nov 1 & Dec 6
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: