God's Mission and the Church's Calling
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Deller, Walter
Course Code: 
TRP1622HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

In this foundational pastoral course, participants will reflect on understandings of God's mission, the Church's part in that mission, and their own sense of call in relation to these. The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing. Examining the history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission. Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skills particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission. Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and skills involved in a differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Fall 2019
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
14:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Students who have taken TRP2622H cannot enrol in this course
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught at the 2000 level: TRP2622H God's Mission and the Church
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Book Review
Short Paper