Advanced Topics in Congregational Administration. Buildings and Property

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Deller, Walter Garden, Mary-Catherine
Course Code TRP3375HF
Semester First Semester
Section 6101
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online - Asynchronous

This course is aimed at clergy and congregational administrators who deal with matters concerning buildings and property. Offering anthropological, theological, and legal/canonical/policy frameworks, participants will reflect on the properties for which they are responsible, exploring foundational issues in the management of these resources, and considering what is required to maintain them. How can buildings and property, including those ancillary to the congregation’s primary worshipping space, become more effective places of mission, imagination and hope for both those who administer them and all those who populate them or see them as neighbourhood places? What are the practicalities involved? We will draw on the work of Richard Giles, Sam Wells, Lindsay Jones and others, as well as the experiences of judicatory administrators and seasoned parish clergy. While the focus will be on Anglican polity and processes, much of the course material (e.g legal requirements, theological and anthropological frames) would be transferable to situations in other denominations. We will consider how contexts such as urban and rural affect the administration of buildings and property.

Department Pastoral Theology
Schedule N/A
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 15
Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Summer 2023