God's Mission and the Church's Calling

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Deller, Walter
Course Code TRP1622HFF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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.

Schedule Wed
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 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
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Book Review
Short Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023