Course Catalogue 2012-2013

Ministry and Technology

TRP2810HF L6101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Power, Thomas P.

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Is it legitimate to use technology to communicate the gospel? Explores the function and use of the tools of technology in the varied ministry of the church. Asks critical questions about technology and its use. In the context of addressing issues such as virtual community, media arts and worship, internet-based ministry, Christian education and youth ministry, and spirituality online, the course seeks to equip students with skills in this new area of ministry. Discussion forums, online projects, reflections paper.

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Writing Sacred Stories and Worshipful Plays

TRP2862HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 15:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Scripted improv and writing styles, dialogue, storyline, language, editing and mime script as elements of writing plays and stories for faith communities and seekers. A writing course to develop sacred stories for one person or many to present as homily or drama and to contribute to God’s ongoing living Gospel. A good companion course to TRP2871HF We The Storytellers.

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We the Story Tellers: Blending God's Story with our Stories Dramatically

TRP2871HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Sat TIME: 9:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Improvisation, theatre games, mask, mime and voice work as a basis for acting and story telling in faith communities; brief histories of liturgical drama; telling and exegesis of the Story in a society that is becoming biblically illiterate; finding creative ways to present individual gospels. Evaluation: Presentation of 10-minute performance piece; written report. (Academic mentor: David Neelands)

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Twentieth Century Canadian Political Theologies - Cancelled on Apr 23, 2013

TRT2951HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed TIME: 18:00 to 20:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will consider, in the Canadian context, how the influential Christian political theologies of the 20th century such as the Social Gospel, Christian socialism, liberation theology and their conservative counterpoints might inform a Christian political theology for the 21st century. We will examine how these theologies actually shaped 20th century Canada through the work and lives of such Christians as Tommy Douglas, Ted Scott, Pierre Trudeau, George Grant and others. We will also consider the political role of the Canadian churches.

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Theological Field Education

RGF3010HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Irregular TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

This is the required theological and professional preparation for ministry two-credit course for the Master of Divinity Program. It is a 500 hour ministry placement in a supervised ministry setting chosen by the student in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Supervised ministry provides divinity candidates with the opportunity to gain professional competence, build a framework for raising practical theological issues, acquire a comprehensive and realistic view of the church and its ministries, and develop a ministerial identity. Means of evaluation: Contextual analysis, case study, self-evaluation, and supervisor evaluation of the candidate. Pass/Fail.

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Parish Internship

WYF3020YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): TBA

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE:

CREDITS: Two Credits

A three-month full time internship in a parish setting, immersing the student in the dynamics of congregational life.

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Field Education - Cancelled on Nov 27, 2012

RGF3030HY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lavin, Margaret

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: One Credit

(For students taking field education of 500 hours.) A three-month ministry placement in a setting chosen by the candidate in consultation with the Director of Theological Field Education. Completion will be at one or more of the following levels. If a person begins at Level 1, he or she must progress to Level 2. The levels are as follows: 1) Observer Ministry Placement: Two to three weeks observing and dialoguing with a practitioner in a chosen field of ministry; 2) Intern Ministry Placement: Engagement in a supervised ministry placement; and, 3) Level 3: Resident Ministry Placement: In collaboration with the Director of Theological Field Education, a candidate will develop and execute a project that will enhance a chosen site

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IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

RGP3218YY L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: TBA to TBA

CREDITS: Two Credits

A 400-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM /MAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. Integration paper, or Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. For Regis IFM/MAMS students only. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H.

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Bible in Context: Amos

KNB3232HF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S): Irwin, Brian

Graduate degree students enrol in KNB6232HF

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:30 to 12:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay beneath Israel's approach to social justice. Through a site visit and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church's call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church. Lecture. Written assignments, site visit, and final paper. Intro to OT (KNB1006) or equivalent, plus any 2000 level Bible course.
Student should have read the following books (available at Crux bookstore at Wycliffe College) prior to the start of the course:
Paton, Alan.  Cry, the Beloved Country. New York, NY: Scribner, 2003
Paul, Greg. God in the Alley:  Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World. Colarado Springs, CO: WaterBrook, 2004
Classes held at Wycliffe College

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Retreat in Everyday Life

RGP3248YF L0101 SESSION: Summer 2013 INSTRUCTOR(S):

Graduate degree students enrol in RGP6248YF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri TIME: 9:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

Secondary Practicum in Spiritual Direction: A two-week intensive course consisting of integration of theory and practice of spiritual direction. A model of non-residential Retreat in Everyday Life is used for this practicum. The course is the second phase of the Regis College Spiritual Direction Program. Discernment paper. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3661HY; 8-day directed retreat, RGP3687H, and RGP3688H. Restricted to students enrolled in Diploma in Spiritual Direction at Regis College.

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